WhatsApp Testing A New Tab For Instagram – Stories Like Status

WhatsApp has constantly been working hard to make this messaging platform more innovative and feature rich. The Facebook owned messenger is reportedly testing a new Status tab to its home screen to showcase Instagram-stories like status.


The feature is currently in testing mode and available to select group of users who has participated in the Android Beta Program. The update v2.16.336 adds a separate Status tab to the WhatsApp home, besides the Calls and Contacts tabs.

Users however are required to have a rooted phone in order to see the new feature. This is not yet confirmed when the feature will roll out to the rest of the users. Using the Status tab users can share images and videos with their contacts. The feature is very similar to Instagram Stories and Messenger Day.

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Recently, WhatsApp rolled out video calling feature for the users, that doesn’t need the user to have a rooted smartphone.

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