An important update from WhatsApp for its beloved users!!! Recently WhatsApp had launched a new status feature for its users, which replaced the old text form of status. This new update bought mixed reactions from its users. So WhatsApp is planning to bring back the old Status feature in addition to the new one.
With some screenshots from Twitter user WABetaInfo, it is noted that this new feature which is to be back will be named as ‘Tagline’. On its launch, users will be able to put up a message with text and emojis on their profile.
The leaked WhatsApp beta screenshots does not reveal us for major changes with the text status feature from before but will be existing alongside with the new Status feature which allows users to post a small video or an image as their temporary status for duration of 24 hours. The leaked images further suggests that users will be enriched with the privacy settings for the new Status feature as well as for the Tagline feature.
WhatsApp listened users and developers will restore the Old Status, calling it "Tagline" 😭🎉— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) February 24, 2017
Now we want multiple Privacy settings & TouchID😭
This Tagline feature has been noticed by WABetaInfo on the beta version 18.104.22.168 on iPhone, and beta version 2.17.82 on Windows Phone. Tipster has also made a note that Tagline feature will make its way to Android. Importantly, this feature is hidden as of now and it might or might not make it to the app ultimately.
On examining the disappointment of the users as their WhatsApp text statuses got replaced, the Tagline feature is processed to satisfy them. However, it might have been simpler for the company to just leave text statuses in their old form and introduce the new Stories-like status feature with a new name.