To celebrate WhatsApp’s 8th birthday.
WhatsApp is turning 8, and with it comes a new feature coming to one of the most popular messaging clients. In what seems to be a similar feature to Snapchat Stories (which was also adopted by Instagram), your WhatsApp status will now include ways for you to share photos and videos.
This is a far different take from the usual text-based status messages, which frankly hardly anyone ever uses. “We are excited to announce that, coinciding with WhatsApp’s 8th birthday on February 24, we are reinventing the status feature. Starting today, we are rolling out an update to status, which allows you to share photos and videos with your friends and contacts on WhatsApp in an easy and secure way. Yes, even your status updates are end-to-end encrypted,”
The feature will come as part of a software update coming to iOS and Android platforms. The question is will it be as successful as Instagram Stories? Guess we will have to wait and see.