WhatsApp new feature will permit users to take photos or videos and share them with your contacts.
The mobile messenger company is rolling out a latest Snapchat-like special feature called ‘Status’, a new hit for sharing photos, videos, GIFs that will fade after 24 hours. The latest feature is an arrival alike of Snapchat Stories, however, this one is encrypted.
“We are nervous to declare that, consistent with WhatsApp’s 8th birthday on February 24, we are reinventing the newest status feature. Start today, we are rolling out the latest update to status, which allows you to share videos and images with your pals and contacts on the app in a protected way. Yes, even your status updates are endways encoded,” CEO and co-founder of WhatsApp Jan Koum stated in a new blog post.
It wasn’t so ago when Facebook’s image sharing service Instagram said the ‘Stories’ feature to its application. The feature was initially seen on Snapchat that lets users share shot spurts of photos or videos that vanishes after 24 hours.
Instagram combined 150 million users after the latest feature was said. Now Facebook’s instant messaging app WhatsApp plans to come into the league by giving a comparable feature. The new feature will empower users to take photos or videos, draw on them, and share them with your friends. And these will be encoded, like the rest of WhatsApp’s communications. Before, users would just set a text status on WhatsApp.
This could source trouble to Snapchat’s mother corporation Snap, which will be going public soon. Snapchat service is typically popular in North America, and the business believes that it can attain more traction elsewhere. WhatsApp, on the other hand, has a giant user base in Europe and Asia that can upsurge after the video status feature rolls out.
Snap dues that 158 million persons use Snapchat on a regular basis, though Facebook says that 1.2 billion people use WhatsApp every single month. The new move by Facebook can grip back Snapchat’s global growth goals.