WhatsApp launched their updated version of the app’s status feature some time ago, replacing the old text Status updates with the ability to share photos and videos in a similar way to Snapchat Stories or similar.

Today they announced that they are bringing it back to text, launching new text-based status updates that can be customised with your own font, background, colour, and even link.

WhatsApp explained more about it with the following:

Today, WhatsApp announced a fun, new way for the 250 million monthly iOS and Android users of WhatsApp Status to express themselves. The new feature makes it easy to share creative text-based status updates. Now you never have to worry about getting the word out to all your family and friends. Whether you’re looking for vacation recommendations or notifying a group about the address for a party, the text-based status feature allows you to update your contacts in a fun and personal way. To customize text statuses, users can choose a specific font and background color, or include links.

• Control who can see your Status update: In WhatsApp’s privacy settings, you have the option to choose the people who will receive your update. You can select from the following three options: “my contacts,” “contacts except…” and “only share with…”

• See who has viewed your Status update: Tap the eye icon at the bottom of any Status update to view a list of contacts who have seen your update.

• Reply to an updateWhen you view someone’s Status update, there is a reply button, so you can comment on any photo, video, or GIF. Once you tap reply, your message will be sent in a WhatsApp chat with a thumbnail of the Status update.

You can download the new version of WhatsApp with these new statuses via the link below.

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