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WhatsApp Testing the Old-Text-Based ‘Status’ in its Latest Android Beta

Earlier today, we reported that the Facebook-owned social messaging platform, WhatsApp Inc. was testing a new feature of relocating the attachment button to the text bar right beside the camera icon which has also been redesigned, so as it creates space to separate the video and call button.

The social platform in a new update is also testing on how to bring back its old-text based status after it was reportedly said that many of the app users were discontented with the revamped WhatsApp status – similar to SnapChat and Instagram’s stories.

Now, with WhatsApp’s latest beta, the company is testing the old-text based status. Users who are currently on the WhatsApp Beta Community, are now seeing the revival of the old status message feature in the account’s setting which might arrive in the stable version anytime from now.

As usual, it comes with the old default options of Available, Busy, At school, At the movies and more importantly does not disappear in 24 hours.

Notably, according to reports made by some of the Beta users, the About and phone number section is not visible to some of them. However, PC Tech users are seeing this option available to them despite others being on the community.

WhatsApp isn’t planning on doing-away with its revamped status, NO! they aren’t. It still very much exists in a separate tab where you can add photos and videos that disappear in 24 hours as usual. Therefore users will choose either to use the revamped status or the old-text-based status.[related-posts]

We shall keep you posted!!

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