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.
According to a WhatsApp blog, status updates are now
“This new and improved status feature will let you keep your friends who use WhatsApp easily updated in a fun and
simple way,” a blog said on Thursday.
Users can control who can see their “Status” update by
selecting among the three options in WhatsApp’s privacy
User’s can also see who has viewed their Status update by
tapping the eye icon at the bottom of any Status update.
Despite rolling-out of these new features, users of the
popular messaging app are not impressed.
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