Ahead of its eighth birthday later this week, WhatsApp is changing one of its core features – WhatsApp Status.
WhatsApp Status will no longer be a boring text message, instead, users get to express themselves using the photos, short videos, and GIFs that looks similar to the Instagram and Snapchat Stories. Anything you put as your Whatsapp story will be visible to all your contacts using the app by default. WhatsApp Status updates disappear after 24 hours.
Instagram and Whatsapp seem heavily ‘inspired’ by Snapchat’s features.