WhatsApp as we speak started to roll out Standing updates you can also make by writing textual content on a colourful picture background, an organization spokesperson has knowledgeable VentureBeat. Whereas Standing debuted as a text-only characteristic, it grew to incorporate pictures and movies. At present’s replace lets users select a font, background shade, and even add hyperlinks.
Fb first began testing colourful check standing in December 2016, earlier than rolling them out to everybody on the social community in March 2017. WhatsApp began testing its new colourful Standing possibility with choose users earlier this month earlier than rolling it out to everybody as we speak.
Fb owns WhatsApp, however it’s nonetheless not widespread to see the corporate check a really particular characteristic in its foremost app earlier than bringing it to WhatsApp. Coloured backgrounds on standing updates are supposed to extend engagement, and whereas many users discover them annoying, Fb clearly believes they’re working given it’s pushing them out throughout its apps.
First launched in February, Standing updates disappear in 24 hours. The Snapchat-like updates have 250 million each day users, exceeding the Snap’s foremost product, Facebook announced last month.
Additionally announced as we speak, Standing updates may be seen with WhatsApp on the web.