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last year, Facebook coloured statuses on its Android app that allowed users to write their status update with a colourful background, font, and emoji combination. Now, the same feature has been spotted on WhatsApp as well, and while currently it’s in beta, it can be expected to arrive for all users soon.

WhatsApp Testing Facebook Style Coloured Text Status

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  • Android Police was first noticed about this feature, and it is showing up in Android beta version 2.17.291. The report states that even though you might be on this latest version on the WhatsApp Android beta app, it is possible that you may not see this feature.
  • It is presumably a server side switch from WhatsApp’s end. So only select users are seeing it now even in beta.
  • We can’t see it either.  few users are now seeing a floating pen icon in the Status tab at the bottom of the screen, right above the camera icon.
  • Clicking on the pen icon brings up  option to type a status, choose a font, emoji, and the background colour .
  • When you are done making the necessary changes  hit the green arrow key and send the text status. Just like  you send media content now. The status will  published on WhatsApp and all of your contact can see it.

How To Update Whatsapp

You can check if you’re seeing this coloured text status feature by enrolling yourself for the Android beta program, and updating to the latest version.

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