WhatsApp the most famous multi platform messenger started on February 2009 turned 8 today Feb 24, 2017. Happy Birthday WhatsApp
The new version released by WhatsApp to celebrate their birthday have a major change in the status section. We covered this before WhatsApp Status updates tab rolls out to users, lets you share photos and videos with contacts, Now Status is a new Tab in the main screen which be showing the status updates from your friends
The Status Window will allow you to set your Status messages and also to view the status messages from your friends.
WhatsApp will allow you to set up the privacy options for your Status messages. You can choose all your contacts, All your contacts except few and also with specific persons.
The status you set will be removed after 24 hours and it will be end to end encrypted for security. You will be able to see who all are checked your status message too. People will be able to reply to your status message
Bad thing is that you will not be able to set a text status message.
If you do not have this option available on your WhatsApp, update it to the latest version.