WhatsApp’s Snapchat Stories clone is getting a new text-only feature.
Now, instead of just photos and videos, you can update your WhatsApp Status with colorful, meme-like text posts.
The feature, which is rolling out now, is a lot like Facebook’s colorful status updates: write a snippet of text, pick a background color, and customize the font. You can also link out to other websites from within a text post.
This feature is specifically for the Snapchat Stories-like version of Status, and is different from the old-school text-only statuses the app re-introduced earlier this year. Those text-only updates still only allow you to share simple messages like “busy” or “available.” Read more…