Old “text status” is back on WhatsApp – Find out how to set up

New Delhi: WhatsApp has decided to get back old “text status” feature after it was removed earlier.

This old “text status” feature is available now which is called “About and phone number”. Users can access it by going to their profile tabs into settings.

Although, it is called by a different name but it works as the old “text status”. However, at present, this feature is available only to Android users.

Earlier, WhatsApp had introduced new status feature which was also called Status which allows users to add short video and pictures and to share it with their friends. The new status feature works similar to that of the Snapchat and Instagram stories.

When WhatsApp introduced this new status feature, it removed old “text status” feature which many WhatsApp users disliked it. They demanded to get back the old “text status”. Accepting the users’ demand, WhatsApp reintroduce old “text status” feature in the new version of WhatsApp 2.17.111.

Steps to set up old “text status”

Step 1: Tap on the three dotted icon located on the right side corner of the screen

Step 2: Tap on the ‘Settings’

Step 3: Tap on the profile photo

Step 4: In the ‘About and phone number’ section, tap on the Status message

Step 5:  Finally, type your status by tapping on the pencil-shaped icon.