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WhatsApp testing its own version of Snapchat’s ‘Story’

WhatsApp Status

According to a new leak, Snapchat’s popular “Story” feature could be making its way to #WhatsApp soon. As you are probably aware, the feature has already been blatantly ripped off by #Facebook (on its own platform recently and Instagram previously). Since Facebook owns WhatsApp as well, it’s understandable why it would want to bring this feature on board. WhatsApp is used by nearly a billion users on a regular basis.

There are some differences here, though. While it’s known as a Story on Snapchat, WhatsApp is apparently looking to implement it within “Status”. It will be a time-based thing and will disappear after a day, much like Snapchat. It is said that this feature is currently being tested out in the Beta version of WhatsApp (2.16.336). So even if you have this version number on board, you probably won’t be able to see it on your device unless you’re invited to. Further, it is said that the device will have to be rooted to access this feature. So it’s probably not worth the risk for regular users of WhatsApp as some of the features might not be functional.

What do you make of this new feature?

Source: FirstPost, @WABetaInfo – Twitter

Via: Android Authority