The latest version of WhatsAp provides the renewed “Status” functionality. This new feature let users use photos and videos as status update elements just like Instagram stories. However, people are giving thumbs down to the new update of WhatsApp.
5 Reasons Why People Are Not Liking WhatsApp’s Latest Feature
Well, we already saw instant messaging app WhatsApp rolls out a new feature. The latest version of WhatsAp provides the renewed “Status” functionality. Well, let me tell you with this new feature, users can use photos and videos as status update elements just like Instagram stories.
However, with the arrival of new functionality, the old text-based status update feature goes missing. Peoples are giving thumbs down to the new update of WhatsApp. Many users took the issue to the Twitter to express themselves. Here are some of the tweets.
.@WhatsApp has become @instagram and I hate it!
— Manish Sain (@Manish__Sain) February 24, 2017
The new Whatsapp status update is so……unnecessary…..
— Ameera Kamalrudin (@ameerakmlrdn) February 24, 2017
The new whatsapp status update is just like having Snapchat with your mum and relatives added as friends
— Kenny Mandebvu (@KanguruKenneth) February 24, 2017
I am really disliking the new #Status update thing of #Whatsapp … 😐😐
— Sucheta Ray (@shoo_cheta) February 24, 2017
So, nobody seems to love this new feature. Well, there are several reasons why people do not like the latest WhatsApp Status update feature. Here are the top 5 of them:
1. No Old Status!
Well, WhatsApp had completely removed the old status update feature. WhatsApp no more shows the old status instead, it just shows you the username and the phone number. The old status was used as a subtle medium to spread information like their absence or availability in town. So, WhatsApp’s new update won’t help those from now who expands information to their contact list by updating status.
2. New Update Doesn’t have Place For Words
This was another big problem that users are facing right now. Well, the new update allows users to share videos, photos or Gifs but no texts. If you want to share something with your friends you have to say it with your photos.
3. Status Is Just For 24 Hours
This is another strange thing introduced by WhatsApp in its latest update. The new update doesn’t allow users to post text messages and at the same time, it also won’t let you keep the status for more than 24 hours. That means every morning you have to wake up and post a new status.
4. No Contact List
Do you remember there is a contact tab just next to the Chat tab in WhatsApp? You will no more find the contact tab. The updated version of WhatsApp removes the contact list from the app. It not just shows message logo at the bottom which takes you to the “Select contact” page where you will find all your contacts.
Well, WhatsApp is always known as the best instant messaging app because of its simplicity. However, WhatsApp is now like Instagram, Snapchat and it’s now a social media app because it looks similar to other photo-sharing apps like Snapchat or Instagram.
So, these are the five reason why people do not like the new Status Update feature. WhatsApp is making things complicated for its users. So, what do you think about this? Share your views in the comment box below.