New WhatsApp Status feature rolled out; Now, view Facebook-like status from profile

WhatsApp has rolled out a new status feature that will let you view status from profile just like in Facebook.

| Updated on: Oct 26 2022, 18:42 IST
Add style to your WhatsApp messages, do it this way
1/6 Are you bored of seeing and using normal WhatsApp messaging format? The online messaging platform is providing you with the options to change the format of the text to Italic, Bold, Strikethrough and more. Want to try the new WhatsApp text format? Before that you need to know that once you change the style of the text, you will not be able to disable it. (HT_PRINT)
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2/6 How to change WhatsApp text to Italic: In order to change the text inside your messages to Italic, you will have to place an underscore on both sides of the text. For example: _text_. (Reuters)
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3/6 How to change WhatsApp text to Bold: If you want your text to be Bold, you need to place an asterisk on both sides of the text.For example- *text*. (Reuters)
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4/6 How to change WhatsApp text to Strikethrough: To Strikethrough your message, you need to place a tilde on both sides of the text. Here is how- ~text~. (AP)
5/6 How to change WhatsApp text to Monospace: Now in order to monospace your message, you will have to place three backticks on both sides of the text like this```text```. (Pixabay)
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6/6 You can also use an alternative method to change the format of the text inside WhatsApp message on Android and iPhone. Android users can change the format of WhatsApp text by tapping and holding the text they are entering in the text field, then choose Bold, Italic, or More. You need to tap More to choose Strikethrough or Monospace. While, if you are an iPhone user then you need to tap the text you are entering in the text field, then Select or Select All then B_I_U. After this, you will have to choose Bold, Italic, Strikethrough, or Monospace. (HT_Print)
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WhatsApp new status feature rolling out in new update. Check here. (HT_PRINT)

Meta owned instant messaging app WhatsApp has recently introduced a bunch of new features for iOS and one of them is a new status feature that will let users view status from profile. The feature is already available on Facebook and now Meta is bringing it to the messaging platform. As of now, you will have to click on a separate Status section to view the same. However, after the new feature will be rolled out, users will get to see the status symbol in the profile picture of others. It will appear as a circle in green or blue colour, just like it appears on Facebook or in Instagram stories.

Further, the app is also bringing a new status reaction feature for iOS users that will let them react to a Status by sending a reaction, just like we react to a Story on Instagram.Additionally, the latest update is also bringing the much-awaited undo “delete for me” option.

That's not all, WhatsApp has also rolled out Facebook's Bitmoji-like Avatars for selected beta users. The feature is reportedly available in the latest beta update on Android – and the app is soon expected to offer this feature to the public.

Avatars first came to Facebook's News Feed and the Messenger app and later,it was rolled out in the comment section as well in 2020, followed by in stories. According to the report by WaBetaInfo, WhatsApp is currently working on a feature called avatar profile photo enabling users to set a personalized avatar as their profile image. However, the feature is currently under development and will be released in a future update of WhatsApp for Android, iOS, and Desktop.

The WhatsApp development tracker has even shared some screenshots of the same showcasing how to customise and select an avatar, choose a backdrop colour, and establish an avatar as a profile photo.

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First Published Date: 26 Oct, 14:07 IST
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