WhatsApp takes on SnapChat again with new feature called “Status“. Like SnapChat Stories, WhatsApp “Status” is a new tab to share decorated photos, GIF and videos as “Status” that will disappear after 24 hours of posting. It is going to be end-to-end encrypted feature just like WhatsApp Messaging.
The status Tab is rolling out to all Android, IOS and Windows apps. Users can control who sees their updates in the privacy settings. The idea is to tell the friends what is going on throughout your day.
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. Yes, even your status updates are end-to-end encrypted.