WhatsApp brought the Status feature for the Android and iOS apps back in February this year. Now, the messaging service has rolled out this feature to its web client as well.
The latest update to WhatsApp for Web with the version number 0.2.5854 brings the Status feature to the service. In this version of WhatsApp Web, you will be able to see a new circular icon beside your profile picture on the chat window. The status on WhatsApp for Web can be seen by tapping on it. You will be redirected to a different page with a black background to see the contacts who have shared their status on WhatsApp for Web. On clicking on the circular image, you can see the status they have added and also reply to the same as you do in the mobile app.
As usual, you can add photos, videos or GIFs with emojis and drawings as the WhatsApp for Web status and the same will disappear in 24 hours. The same will also display a caption that will be visible for 24 hours to your WhatsApp contacts before disappearing.
The WhatsApp Status feature has turned out to be a huge success that the company has started rolling it out to the WhatsApp for Web client as well. Last month, the Facebook-owned messaging platform announced that they have over 1 billion daily active users. Besides announcing this, the company also revealed that the WhatsApp Status feature is used by 250 million users of their overall user base.