Following disappointments among users over the recently introduced changes in WhatsApp, the messaging app will be bringing back its old status feature which allows users to set up text messages as their profile status. However, WhatsApp has renamed the feature as ‘Tagline’.
Over a latest tweet, Wabetainfo, which often leaks features of the messaging app, confirmed that, “WhatsApp listened users and developers will restore the Old Status, calling it “Tagline” Now we want multiple Privacy settings & TouchID.”
While several users feel the Status feature as an unnecessary complication which might turn the application into a social media app, many on the other hand were disappointed with the removal of the Status feature and the Contacts tab from the main navigation bar.
Yesterday, Brian Acton, co-founder of popular messaging app WhatsApp, called on IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to discuss ways in which the company can contribute to India’s vision for digital commerce. Highlighting the country’s importance, Acton said WhatsApp hopes to contribute more to “India’s vision for digital commerce in future”.
“India is a very important country to us, and we’re proud to have 200 million people who use WhatsApp to connect with their friends, family and communities. We build every WhatsApp feature to be simple, reliable, and secure, and this vision is in line with what Digital India promises to achieve,” he added.
Acton said the company will continue to invest to help more people across India connect to its platform.
“Brian Acton, the co-founder of @WhatsApp and a fine mind in the field of information technology met me today,” the Minister tweeted along with a photograph of the two after his meeting.
“I also appreciated the good role of platforms like @facebook, @WhatsApp are playing in the field of digital empowerment,” Prasad added.
(With inputs from agencies)