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WhatsApp brings back text-only status, adds new features in latest update
A few weeks ago, WhatsApp rolled out auto-vanishing slideshows with photos, videos, emoji characters, drawings and more. Called Status, it supplanted WhatsApp's text-only feature that's been part of the app since its inception. Turns out many users are hating the change, turning to social media to express their disdain with WhatsApp's relentless cloning of Snapchat. WhatsApp developers responded by promising to bring back text-only statuses.
Today, WhatsApp for iPhone was updated with the addition of text-only statuses, called About, whilst gaining a few new features.
“You can once again set a text-only update in your profile and it's called About,” according to release notes. To create a text-only status, tap Settings at the bottom-right corner of the app, then tap your profile name to edit your status message.