WhatsApp is rolling out a new feature (iOS, Android) that lets users write status updates with a colorful background. It allows users to add a link and choose a font for their statuses.
“The text-based status feature allows you to update your contacts in a fun and personal way. To customise text statuses, users can choose a specific font and background colour, or include links,” WhatsApp said in a statement.
The pen icon now shows up next to the camera icon in the new Status bar. Clicking on the pen icon brings up the option to type a status, choose a font, emoji, and the background colour as well. When you’re done writing the status and making the necessary changes, you can then hit the green arrow key to send the text status, just like how you send media content now.
The status will then be published on WhatsApp for all your contacts to see. For Android users, the floating pen icon shows up at the bottom of the Status tab, above the camera icon.