WhatsApp has finally rolled out the coloured text status feature for its Android and iPhone users. The report was confirmed by an email, sent to Gadgets 360 by WhatsApp. It may be recalled, such a feature was introduced by Facebook last year, allowing Android users write statuses in a colourful combination of fonts, backgrounds and emojis.
This feature was under beta testing for some time. Considering the desired outcome of the testing, finally, WhatsApp decided to introduce the feature to the users. Since coloured text status feature has already been rolled out, not every user has an access to it as of now. In fact, even after availing the latest WhatsApp update on PlayStore, many users are being unable to use this latest feature on their devices.
A report, furnished by WABetaInfo recently, removes all confusion over the matter. The report states, WhatsApp has remotely activated the coloured text on status feature and it is not an all-out roll out as yet. That is why only some users have access to it, while the majority do not. However, the report confirms, the feature will be available to everyone in a short time.
Using the feature will not be challenging either. As on iPhones, the pen icon displays itself right next to the camera icon in the new Status bar. Users will get the options of typing a status text, choosing a font, background colour and emoji just by touching the pen icon. For Android users, the pen icon is displayed at the bottom of the new Status tab, on top of the Camera icon.
After typing the status and formatting it according to choice, the user needs to hit the green arrow key for status display. Then, it will be published on the user’s WhatsApp and his contacts can see it. However, this latest WhatsApp feature is yet to be released for Windows smartphones. The Windows handsets will just display the colourful text statuses of other users from the Android and the iOS platforms, but will not allow its users to use the feature on their handsets. It is expected, the feature will roll out for Windows smartphones within a very short time.