Status: WhatsApp Tests Its Version of Snapchat Stories

If Facebook can copy Snapchat and Instagram can copy Snapchat, why shouldn’t WhatsApp copy Snapchat?

If Facebook can copy Snapchat and Instagram can copy Snapchat, why shouldn’t WhatsApp copy Snapchat?

Manish Singh of Mashable reported that the Facebook-owned messaging application is testing a feature called Status that mirrors Snapchat Stories.

According to Singh, the Status feature is included in the newest public beta versions of WhatsApp’s iOS and Android apps, and it allows users to share multiple updates in one day, including photos and videos, as well as to include photos and videos from their libraries and the ability to doodle over that content and add text.

Singh added that the feature only works on jailbroken iPhones or rooted Android phones, and Ritesh Bendre of BGR India added that Android users must download this app in order to use Status.

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Screenshots and video courtesy of Ritesh Bendre, BGR India. David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.
Publish date: November 4, 2016 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT