Popular mobile messaging service WhatsApp’s new “Status” feature is now available to all users across the globe on iPhone, Android and Windows devices.
The “Status” feature lets users share photos, GIFs or videos overlaid with drawings, emojis and a caption that will be visible to selected friends for 24 hours, before disappearing.
Users can control who can see their “Status” update by selecting among the three options in WhatsApp’s privacy settings.
Despite these new features however, users of the popular messaging app are not impressed. Taking to Twitter, users are voicing out their qualms at losing one important feature of the app. Here are some of the best reactions.
Check out some of the funniest reactions to this update.
People Reactions on Twitter about the WhatsApp New Status
Just like Snapchat lets you see how many people have viewed your story, WhatsApp will let you do the same. Just tap the eye icon at the bottom of any Status update to view a list of contacts who have seen your update.
You can also reply to someone’s Status update. There is a reply button, so you can comment on any photo, video, or GIF. Once you tap reply, your message will be sent in a WhatsApp chat with a thumbnail of the Status update. It’s not clear if that message will also be deleted after 24 hours.
Below your own Status, you’ll see little round heads of your contacts with a blue circle around them. This blue circle indicates they too have a ‘Status’ you can check out. You can keep tapping on these status updates to move from one contact to another.
Status might be a revamped version of Stories from Snapchat, but given WhatsApp’s one billion users, don’t be surprised if a lot more people start using it.
Are you impressed or frustrated about this new feature? Let us know in the comments section below! 😉