WhatsApp is planning to add Facebook Like Colored Status. It has rolled out a beta version with coloured text feature. The Instant messaging app is currently testing a new feature that will allow users to write their status update with a colourful background, font and emoji combination. Read more to find about WhatsApp Colored Status Feature
The Facebook-owned app has been testing new features for a while. Recently, there has been a trade-off of new elements between all Facebook apps including Instagram and Whatsapp. Instagram’s Stories feature has already made it sway to WhatsApp. The new coloured-status feature seems to be next in line.
According to a report, the new feature is a part of WhatsApp beta version 2.17.291. It will soon be available to all users. However, users registered with WhatsApp’s official Play Store beta program are likely to get early access to new colourful statuses. The exact timeline for the new rollout is not available as yet. Apparently, the feature was initially rolled out in February and so far has reached more than 250 million daily active users.
As of now, some users can see a floating pen icon in the Status tab at the bottom of the screen. tapping on the pen icon brings options of typing status, selecting a font, emoji, and background colour. The new status appears after hitting the green arrow icon at the bottom right to post Status. The published status is visible to all contacts.
Facebook started rolling out coloured text status feature for Android in December last year. However, it has been only started popping up recently. You can add background colours to text-only posts. It does not work for video posts, image uploads and URLs. The social networking app offers more than ten background colour options including white, yellow, yellow and orange gradient, red-orange, green and blue gradient.
Recently, WhatsApp introduced new Album, Filters and Reply shortcut feature for iOS users. The app is also planning to bring an even cooler feature called WhatsApp Recall. The upcoming feature takes inspiration from Gmail Undo option. It lets you delete an unwanted message till up to five minutes.
WhatsApp is currently available in more than 50 different languages (includes 10 Indian languages). It has 1.2 billion monthly active users (200 million monthly active users in India). The much-needed new features will work towards strengthening the application’s user base. Excited about the new Colored Status feature? Lets us know in the comments section below.