WhatsApp recently launched the Status feature, which allows users to post pictures and videos as their status. However, not everyone liked it. Now, the company looks set to bring back the old text status. It’s only available in the beta version. Soon enough, though, you can expect the return of the old Whatsapp text status.
The feature is still in beta testing for now. However, if you need to use it immediately, you can join the WhatsApp beta community on Google Play. After that, to find the text status all you need to do is to click on the three dots on the top right of the screen. Go to Settings, and in the About section, you will find your old status. Furthermore, the old text status options are still the same. You will still see the “Available”, “Busy”, “At the movies” etc. options that used to be there. These do not disappear after 24 hours.
This doesn’t mean that the new WhatsApp Status will disappear. The Status tab stays the same, and you can still add pictures and videos that will disappear after 24 hours.