Whatsapp Status Feature: Whatsapp has launched a much awaited feature which allows users to post a New kind of Status. This amazing whatsapp status feature is called Whatsapp stories which is something like Snapchat Stories.
With the launch of this new whatsapp status feature many other things has also changed in Whatsapp messenger App which includes placement of “Camera Tab“, “Chat“, “Calls” and “Status“. Overall the complete look of Whatsapp has been revamped and till now people have a mixed reaction for it.
Moreover, It is clear that Whatsapp has launched this feature by looking at the growing popularity of their rival Snapchat. So, Lets have a look on How to use Whatsapp Status Feature and what are the new functionalities of it story feature.
What is WhatsApp New Status Feature?
WhatsApp New Status Feature is the one that allows users to upload Images, Videos or gifs as their Status which last for 24 hours.
Not only this, You can also send photos, videos and GIFs through Status to share special moments throughout their day with friends and family.
With the launch of this New feature the old Status feature has been removed from Whatsapp. Hence, you can not put normal text status anymore. And I know alot of people would be very sad by hearing this as they do not regularly update their Whatsapp Status.
And at the end of this post you can also see how people reacted to this new Whatsapp update.
How To Use WhatsApp Status Feature?
I hope by know you must have understood what exactly Whatsapp new status feature is. And most of you must be wondering about how to use it, since it seems pretty difficult at times. I will explain all the steps briefly below.
Steps on How to use Whatsapp New Status Feature:
- First of all, Update your WhatsApp Messenger.
- Now Open the App & Click on “Status Tab“
- Click on “+” icon on the bottom right
- Now upload a Picture/Video/gif.
- That’s it! All your contacts can see your Status Now.
If you didn’t get it, No problems! Let me explain your each and every step with images now.
Update Your App
Since this is a new feature, it is available only on the updated version of Whatsapp. So, First of all you need to update your Whatsapp App.
For this you can go to your App store and click on Update Button.
For: Google Playstore | Apple Store | Windows
Once your App is update, its time to open it and see the magic.
As told above, the UI of New Whatsapp has been completely changed and the Status section is no more hidden now. Once you open the App, You will see the Status tab on the main screen itself.
So, Just go to Status Section by click on it or by Scrolling left.
In Status Section, You can see Status uploaded by your contact people as we ll as yours.
In the Status section you will see a green “+” icon, on the bottom right.
This icon is the gateway to upload your Whatsapp Story. You need to click on it inorder to update your Story.
On clicking the “+” icon, your camera will start and you can see it on the screen.
On the bottom you will also the pictures from your gallery. You can however, make you own Picture or video as Whatsapp status.
To take a Picture: Just tap on the screen once.
To Make a Video Story Status: Press the red button in the bottom middle of the screen.
You can even change the front and the rear camera setting from the camera swap feature. Once you take the picture/video just click on Send Arrow. Now your contacts can see your story in their status section.
So, I hope you can now start enjoying this new status feature of whatsapp. But you must be having some questions about it like if you can change or remove your status of what are its advantages. Let me give you a quick overview about other things related to Whatsapp status feature.
How to check Who Viewed my Status?
Another good feature is that you can see who all saw your Status. And to check who saw your status:
- Just Go to the Status Section
- Tap on My Status
- Click on Eye Type Icon on the middle bottom of your screen.
- That’s it! You can see a list of people who saw your status.
How to Delete Whatsapp Status?
You can easily delete your status from displaying to others.
- Go to Status Tab
- Click on 3 dots in front on My Status
- Now, Press & Hold the status you want to delete
- Just click on Confirm Delete and your status will be gone!
Moreover, If you do not delete then your stories will automatically disappears after 24hours from your status.
By people reaction we have got to know about a lot of disadvantages of this new story feature and Two of them are:
- The status disappears after 24 hours.
- The simplicity is gone.
- You can now share your life with your friends more easily.
- Set privacy on who to show your status.
- You do not need Snapchat anymore 😀
How people reacted
All the people have not really liked this new story feature of Whatsapp. Actually the best part of Whatsapp was its simplicity and with this feature it has become more of a Social Media than Messenger app. Just have a quick look how people responded about Whatsapp new feature on twitter.
Reason for this New Whatsapp Feature
We all know that Snapchat is growing rapidly and to compete with them Whatsapp launched a similar feature of stories. It look that whatsapp is trying hard to kill the growing app by implementing similar functionalities. Firstly, They launched Instagram stories and now Whatsapp stories. Lets see if like this feature in the long run or will start using other apps like telegram.
Also, Another benefit is that whatsapp has billions of more users than Snapchat thus right away, this new feature will have a larger audience than Snapchat for every post.