Now, with WhatsApp’s latest beta, the company is testing the text-only Status option again in the “About” section. Text-only Status will roll out to all Android users over the next week and is coming soon to iPhone. Users can open the About section of their profile to set a text Status, and they can also view other people’s Status.
The statement reads,
“We heard from our users that people missed the ability to set a persistent text-only update in their profile, so we’ve integrated this feature into the ‘About’ section in profile settings. Now, the update will appear next to profile names anytime you view contacts, such as when creating a new chat or looking at Group info. At the same time, we’re continuing to build on the new Status feature that gives people fun and engaging ways to share photos, videos and GIFs with their friends and family throughout their day.”
While the Status feature is here to stay, the text-only statutes is the one thing that many users would like to have back in their profiles.