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There was a huge backlash when the new Whatsapp update came on people's phone, not like they didn't like the addition of a 'Whatsapp stories' feature, they just hated that text-based status updates were removed. 

So with this in mind, Whatsapp have decided to bring back the old feature




According to TechCrunch, the old feature will be back on Android phones as early as next week while iPhone users will get it soon as well.


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"We heard from our users that people missed the ability to set a persistent text-only update in their profile, so we've integrated this feature into the 'About' section in profile settings. Now, the update will appear next to profile names anytime you view contacts, such as when creating a new chat or looking at Group info. At the same time, we're continuing to build on the new Status feature that gives people fun and engaging ways to share photos, videos and GIFs with their friends and family throughout their day," said Whatsapp




So what will happen is that the WhatsApp Text Status feature will work just in the same way as it was seen on Android beta version 2.17.95. with users able to set a text WhatsApp Status in the 'About' section which will change only when you want it to. Your contact list will be able to see the Status message by opening your contact, when starting a new chat thread, or viewing group info.




This is not to say the 'Whatsapp stories' feature is going anywhere but will only be housed in another tab. You can add photos and videos that disappear in 24 hours.



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