Thursday, 23 February 2017

Whatsapp Introduces Snapchat Style Status Function


The ‘Status’ feature means lets people edit posts with text, emojis and finger drawings, just like Instagram and Snapchat stories.

WhatsApp will give users the option of sending Status posts to their entire contacts list, or to a select few pals.

The update will disappear after 24 hours.

Announcing the new feature, WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum said : “It was just eight years ago, in February 2009, when we started writing the first lines of code for what would eventually become WhatsApp.

“The original idea behind the project was to build an application that lets your friends and other contacts know what you’re up to.

“This was months before we added messaging. The first version of our app looked like this:


“Even after we added messaging in the summer of 2009, we kept the basic “text only” status functionality in WhatsApp.

“Every year, when Brian and I would plan projects to work on, we always talked about improving and evolving this original “text only” status feature.

“We are excited to announce that, coinciding with WhatsApp’s 8th birthday on February 24, we are reinventing the status feature.

“Starting today, we are rolling out an update to status, which allows you to share photos and videos with your friends and contacts on WhatsApp in an easy and secure way.”



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