As it stated in If you are registered as a beta user then you can download the WhatsApp version 2.17.97 beta from the Google Play Store itself, if not, then you can download the APK file from here.
Now you can do this in just one step in the WhatsApp Messenger 2.17.97 beta update.
For now, you must know that the no-nonsense text status update is back to the beta version 2.17.97 and will soon be made available for the final builds.
The old status can be accessed from the Profile section in the app but will now be known as ‘About’ in beta version 2.17.97.
The latest beta version of the app brings the feature back along with a few other features.
WhatsApp Text Status Makes a Return in ‘About’ With Android Beta
As it stated in The revival of the text status doesn’t mean that the new WhatsApp Status feature will disappear.
WhatsApp did a major overhaul by introducing Snapchat-like WhatsApp Status a while back.
In the latest Android beta version 2.17.95, users are now seeing the revival of the old status message feature.
If you want to use it immediately, we suggest you sign up for the WhatsApp beta community in Google Play.
For beta users, you will see the old status feature by pressing the three dot icon on the top right edge.
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