Android Police reported the latest feature to the WhatsApp Status, which allows users to set coloured text as status updates. As such, the WhatsApp image and video-based status option itself is pretty new. It was introduced only last year, in accordance to the colourful text statuses that Facebook allows. However, the latest status feature is a part of WhatsApp 2.17.291 beta version and will be available earlier only to users, who have enrolled into WhatsApp official Beta program on Playstore. Furthermore, Android Police reports, this feature is probably a server-side action, which indicates it may not be available to everyone using the latest version of the message servicing app. Handsets, which will support this feature, will display a new floating pencil button just above the camera icon seen in the Status tab.

Furthermore, Android Police reports, this feature is probably a server-side action, which indicates it may not be available to everyone using the latest version of the message servicing app. Handsets, which will support this feature, will display a new floating pencil button just above the camera icon seen in the Status tab. Users will require to click that icon to upload colourful text messages as their status. The report further states, the app will offer three options to its users on this feature. These include, adding emojis, selecting fonts and changing the background colour. Once, the desired changes are made to a text, a user will need to click the green arrow icon placed at the bottom right to post the Status.

On daily basis, as many as over a billion users, all over the world, use WhatsApp. Out of this huge user base, hardly 250 million actively use the Status feature. The latest “coloured text” Status feature seems to be an attempt by the messaging app to attract more users to use the feature on regular basis.Since the time Facebook acquired WhatsApp, a lot of features from the social media giant can be found on the messaging services app. Even the coloured status update feature is no different either. Although the WhatsApp’s coloured status update feature is not as elaborate as that of Facebook’s Status feature, yet it brings in a considering amount of fun for the users.

Apart from this new, colourful feature, Facebook is also reported to introduce an integrated UPI-based wallet in near future. It is already holding discussions with the National Payments Corporation of India (NCPI) for the purpose. Considering all these factors, experts opine WhatsApp user base in India is going to expand hugely from its current 200 million in the days to come.