WhatsApp adds colours to 'Status' feature

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has announced an update that allows its 250 million monthly users to share new text-based ‘Status’ updates.

The text-based feature lets users to update their contacts in a fun and personal way.

To change text statuses, users can select font and background colour or include website links.

The new feature is available on Android phones and iPhones.

Users can also view ‘status’ updates on WhatsApp for web.

Users can also reply to an update of a friend by clicking on the reply option.

A message will be sent in the chat on WhatsApp to the friend with a thumbnail that is a small picture of the ‘status’ update.

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