WhatsApp Status update: five reasons why people are not liking it
After months of reports, rumours and leaks, WhatsApp has now ultimately spinned out its much-talked about Status update feature for all. This is one of the major updates the talk app has flipped out after the addition of movie calling functionality.
WhatsApp added the movie calling feature to its app last year and we went all crazy eyeing the update. Despite having numerous other video-calling options, WhatsApp video-calling received a lot of hum due to the fact that it makes the entire process of movie calling lighter and presents the option in the simplest way possible. Sadly, I can’t say the same about the fresh Status update feature. Not even twenty four hours have passed since the update went live and it has already received numerous downbeat reactions from users. Many people have given their thumbs down to the update and Twitter is flooded with such tweets today. We share few:
The fresh Whatsapp status update is so. unnecessary.
â€” Ameera Kamalrudin (@ameerakmlrdn) February 24, two thousand seventeen
Hi @WhatsApp please revert to previous version. We don’t need status update like fb and ig. We just want it to be as plain as possible. Tq
The fresh whatsapp status update is just like having Snapchat with your mum and relatives added as friends
â€” Kenny Mandebvu (@KanguruKenneth) February 24, two thousand seventeen
I am indeed disliking the fresh #Status update thing of #Whatsapp . ðŸ˜ðŸ˜
While these tweets are self-explanatory, there are several other reasons why people are not liking the WhatsApp Status update. Here are the top five reasons:
1. Where’s my good old status? Well, that is the question everyone has on their minds. WhatsApp has eliminated the old status update feature that people used with their profile photo. The app after the update, no more shows the old status. Instead you can now only see your username and the phone number.
To all those people who used their status as a subtle medium to inform their contacts about their absence or availability in town, WhatsApp’s fresh feature won’t help them.
Two. WhatsApp’s fresh status update has no place for words. This is the 2nd big problem with this update. The fresh WhatsApp Status update permits you to share photos, movies and Gifs but no texts. You cannot ‘post’ any text Status, which is rather strange. If you want to say something you have to say it with photos.
Trio. Love, heartbreak and friendship in just twenty four hours.This is what the fresh WhatsApp feature wants from you. The fresh update does not permit you to post text messages. At the same time, it also won’t let you keep the status for more than twenty four hours. In ordinary words you have to post updates every morning if you want your contacts to know that you’re on holidaying in Malaysia and they should not call you. So every morning you have to wake up and religiously post a fresh Status.
Four. Where’s the contacts list? This is another big question users have on their minds. Do you reminisce the old-looking WhatsApp? If yes, then you would also reminisce that there used to be a contacts tab just next to the Talk tab. Attempt finding the tab now. The updated WhatsApp no more shows the contact tab where you could find all your contacts. Instead, it now shows message logo at the bottom which if you touch takes you to the ‘select contact’ page where you find all your all contacts. This is unnecessarily complicating the simplest thing.
Five. WhatsApp is now like Instagram, Snapchat, it’s social media app. WhatsApp was once a haven for those looking for private and one-to-one conversations and liked to stay away from the PDA of Facebook, Snapchat or Instagram. WhatsApp was adored for being a messaging app only but today it looks more or less similar to the other photo-sharing apps likes Instagram or Snapchat. So why do we need it?