Whatsapp will now post their own statuses, and every user can view them. On 27 January, Whatsapp posted four images declaring their arrival and the reason to use Whatsapp Status.
Whatsapp conveyed these messages to all its users in its first status:
WhatsApp is now on Status! We’ll let you about new features and updates here. One thing that isn’t new is our commitment to your privacy. WhatsApp can’t read or listen to your personal conversations as they’re end-to-end encrypted. Stay tuned for more updates!
Hence Whatsapp’s status will let you know about its recent updates, new Whatsapp privacy and policies, messages, and important announcements directly via statuses.
The new status is a bit different from normal ones in the following ways:
- Whatsapp shows a blue tick with its name referring to itself as a verified authority.
- You can not reply to Whatsapp’s status as you would normally do to others.
- Whatsapp status is displayed on Android and iOS, but when using WhatsApp web you will not see the status.
Whatsapp hopes that their new initiatives will restore users’ trust and mend their relationship.
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