Some time ago, WhatsApp statuses were just a small piece of text information related to your profile that you could customize in the messaging app’s settings, but with the arrival of Instagram Stories-style statuses, and to avoid confusion, these statuses are simply called “info” .
It seems that the Meta-owned messaging app has completely forgotten about this feature, but now WhatsApp is working on a radical change to these text modes, because very soon they will automatically expire after a certain period of time, whether you like it or not.
Get to know WABetaInfo In the latest beta version of WhatsApp for iOS, with version number 126.96.36.199, the instant messaging platform is preparing a series of improvements to its text modes, allowing you to update it from time to time.
As you can see from the screenshots that we leave you below these lines, the main new features that this WhatsApp update brings is that the “Information” function is again called status and users can set a timer so that the status of the text will be automatically deleted after this time .
The most interesting thing about this last function is that the messaging app only allows you to choose four options: 24 hours, 3 days, 1 week and 2 weeks, and therefore, since the Permanent option is not visible, your status will expire via SMS. after a maximum of 15 days.
On the one hand, this improvement gives you more control over the visibility of your profile information, which increases privacy, and on the other hand, it requires you to update your text status from time to time.
This new text modes feature is now available to WhatsApp testers on the iOS app and is expected to reach beta users on the Android app soon.