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Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Feb 25, 2017

Are you liking new WhatsApp Status feature?

Got the new 'status' feature enabled on my phone and I'm not seeing the point. Maybe because I'm on the wrong side of 35 already πŸ˜•; but I was pretty happy with regular text based statuses. Apparently WhatsApp too knows that not many will like this feature: WhatsApp Could Bring Back Old Status, Call It Tagline; WhatsApp For Business To Launch In India Soon

What about you?
No I do not like the new WhatsApp status.

The WhatsApp status revamp has been aimed at making the app more social in nature. You will now be forced to put a new status every 24 hours so that your contact list can know what you are up to. The Status also has narcissistic appeasement feature as how many users have seen your status. Thankfully, there is no β€˜like’ option otherwise that would have been just worse.

I would like to point out that unlike SnapChat which is a messaging tool for the millennials, WhatsApp is used by people of all ages and they do not like having this complicated concept of live stories. Plus videos in Status update consumes more data. Let’s wait till tagline feature is brought back to us within a few weeks.
Mohammed Afroz
Mohammed Afroz • Feb 25, 2017
Kamlesh Vora
Kamlesh Vora • Feb 25, 2017
I think Whatsapp status is win-win for both user and facebook.

When user can enjoy sharing daily ongoing life events pics, vid or gif with editing feature and without worrying about privacy(saving) concerns. Its a total combination of all other IM, and Social media apps. However facebook will get all user's exact information like location, time, mood etc from the pictures uploaded. And that will be used for targeted advertisements.

When Whatsapp is becoming essential messaging and social app for general people. It is a tool for facebook to collect data.

Well now Whatsapp should add two more feature like message retraction and stickers from BBM. πŸ˜‰

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