On Monday, WhatsApp took a step forward to attract more users to their messenger; by making yet another Radical Update To The App. The feature ensures more fun in sharing photos, stuff like GIFs and video clips while the users would be able to share a caption of their choice as well; visible for a certain 24-hour-period, before vanishing away.
It took nearly eight years for WhatsApp Messenger to come up with such a designated additional app for status updates. And for the first time, the freeway cross-platform already extremely popular among billions of people across the globe turns into a place; for passively consuming content.
When invented in January 2009, the app aimed at serving the specific purpose of allowing users send – receive the status updates in the text-only form. The status updates used to be pretty brief such as “at work,” “battery going soon” or “back home” or some other similar stuff. Soon after, the ‘messaging’ feature was introduced and the move received much appreciation.
Comparing WhatsApp‘s latest feature of disappearing statuses with ‘Stories’ feature of Snapchat suggests that there’s hardly any difference between the two. Snapchat gained huge success three years ago as the move proved extremely successful. Now Facebook makes this Radical Update To The App, likewise move, though apparently doesn’t seem surprising yet the same could represent a relatively bigger shift for WhatsApp. The messenger plans to use the app in question in an entirely different way; as compared to Instagram in particular.