WhatsApp is bringing back statuses after replacing them with a #snapchat Story clone

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A few weeks ago, WhatsApp replaced the ability for users to set a text-based in-app status with a Snapchat Stories clone. Now, after user backlash, the company is re-adding the ability for users to set an availability status through the About section of the messaging app, according to a report from TechCrunch.

Like Instagram, Facebook Messenger, and Facebook’s regular app, the WhatsApp version of Snapchat stories allows users to post pictures and videos that disappear after 24 hours. WhatsApp hoped that the picture and video stories would serve a similar function as the text-based statuses, but apparently users felt differently. Per WhatsApp, new About Status “will appear next to profile names anytime you view contacts, such as when…

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