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Called WhatsApp Status, it will also allow users to post videos or GIFs that disappear after 24 hours.
The social networking platform is set to introduce a brand-new feature allowing users to post self-deleting pictures, as Mirror Online reports.
WhatsApp has had an option for users to post a status since it launched eight years ago.
Just like regular WhatsApp messages, the new Status posts are encrypted end-to-end, meaning outsiders can’t pry into what you’re posting.
WhatsApp to launch new Status feature that does the same thing as Snapchat
The addition of WhatsApp Status will also allow users to post videos or GIFs that disappear after 24 hours.
Messaging service WhatsApp is launching a new feature allowing users to post self-deleting pictures – just like on Snapchat.
Just like normal WhatsApp messages, the new Status posts are protected from view by outsiders.
Status updates can be sent to contacts through messages and adorned with annotations, stickers and emojis.
(Photo: WhatsApp)WhatsApp, which has more than 1.2 billion monthly users, has had an option for users to post a status since it launched eight years ago.
WhatsApp building new app for businesses
as mentioned in The new app will reportedly launch first in India, where there are over 200 million WhatsApp users.
“WhatsApp for Business is all about small and medium businesses, WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton reportedly said, “where you have a small employee count and have a large customer count, and the goals are very different.”
The company late last week announced it’s working on a new commercial messaging platform specifically for businesses, according to the Hindustan Times.
Facebook, which bought WhatsApp for $19 billion, is trialling a similar feature over in Ireland.
Facebook has also tried its hand at penetrating India, last year attempting to bring its Free Basics imitative to the country.