Whatsapp recently copied Snapchat (once again) and revamped their Status feature making it a lot more active than it was. The new feature gives users the option to not only share their images but even videos and gifs over Whatsapp. However, many users felt that this change was forced on them and it took away from Whatsapps’ core ability – simple messaging. With the youngsters constantly updating their status on Snapchat and sharing their day through the app, Whatsapp tried on capitalising this trend. Also Read - Twitter Announces New Feature That Would Let Users Charge Followers, Netizens React

However, it did not go down well with users. While many called Whatsapp wannabe, others simply did not see the need for such a feature. There were a lot of users mocking Whatsapp for copying the Snapchat feature. Soon after the launch of the new Status tab, Whatsapp announced that their new feature was not as successful as they expected it to be and as users were missing the old text status, they would bring the older version back, and that, it would be soon. OnePlus launches OnePlus 3T Matte Black limited edition phone in partnership with Colette Also Read - WhatsApp's Fate Hangs in Balance as New Rules Require to Identify Originator of a Message | EXPLAINED

Staying true to their word, Whatsapp has announced that they will be rolling out the new update soon. While Android users will get their old text-status messages back as early as next week, iOS users will have to wait a bit more. This does not mean that the new media status tab will disappear – users will have the option to share either – text or media file and set it as their status. It is still not clear if the text status will be permanent like before or temporary like the present media one is. Also Read - Information Technology Rules, 2021: Govt Announces Guidelines to Regulate Social Media, OTT Platforms | Key Points

Whatsapp said in a post, “We heard from our users that people missed the ability to set a persistent text-only update in their profile, so we’ve integrated this feature into the ‘About’ section in profile settings. Now, the update will appear next to profile names anytime you view contacts, such as when creating a new chat or looking at Group info. At the same time, we’re continuing to build on the new Status feature that gives people fun and engaging ways to share photos, videos and GIFs with their friends and family throughout their day.”