WhatsApp ‘Tagline’ Update May Bring Back Old Status
WhatsApp had recently rolled out its new ‘Status’ feature that allowed users to put images, videos and GIFs as their status. However, the new update replaced the old text form of status with the new Stories-like format.
Now, WABetainfo, a user on twitter that often leaks features from beta versions of the chat apps has posted that WhatsApp is reportedly working to bring back the text status once again. He tweeted that the new feature called ‘Tagline’ has been added in WhatsApp beta for iOS 22.214.171.124 and for Windows Phone 2.17.82, even though it is hidden for now. The feature is expected to make a comeback in the Android version too. With the leaked Tagline feature, just like before, users will be able to put up a message with text and emojis on their profile.
WhatsApp listened users and developers will restore the Old Status, calling it "Tagline" ??
Now we want multiple Privacy settings & TouchID?
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) February 24, 2017
The new feature is rumoured to come along with a range of new privacy settings as well, which will allow the user to choose who can view their status, quite similar to that of the newly rolled out status feature.
It is now clear as to why WhatsApp had removed the old Status feature, as it had left many users surprised and disappointed. When will WhatsApp start rolling out the “Tagline” feature, remains a mystery as of now. But, based on the scenario, they may very soon release the feature, which could be a welcome addition for the users.
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