Old WhatsApp status makes a return as 'My About', 'Revoke' feature renamed to 'Unsend'

WhatsApp has faced a considerable amount of backlash and criticism from users ever since it rolled out the new 'WhatsApp Status' feature

WhatsApp has faced a considerable amount of backlash and criticism from users ever since it rolled out the new 'WhatsApp Status' feature. The company has been panned by users to copying Snapchat and Instagram and removing the old WhatsApp 'Status'.

Keeping the customer feedback in mind, the company is planning to bring the old version of 'Status' back but one thing to note is that this does not mean that WhatsApp is removing the new Snapchat-like disappearing 'Status' update feature.

Old WhatsApp status makes a return as My About, Revoke feature renamed to Unsend


The 'My About' section is available as a hidden feature on the beta version of WhatsApp and has been introduced in the extended menu above the 'Settings' option on Android. Tapping that will bring the users to the all familiar 'Status' menu which has been renamed to 'My About'.

Old WhatsApp Status is coming back as WhatsApp My About


The changes have been added to the 'Profile' section too and the 'Info' has been added back to the profile. One thing to note is that the company had previously renamed the Old status to 'Tagline' as reported by WABetaInfo. Another interesting thing is that the company seems to have rolled out the message 'revoke' feature that we previously reported.

WhatsApp Status Info, WhatsApp Unsend Revoke

WhatsApp developers have renamed the feature to 'Unsend' from the previous name of 'Revoke'. This option is available in the three dot menu on the top right-hand centre when you long press to select a message. On tapping the 'Unsend' message, WhatsApp asks you to confirm if you want to 'Unsend this message?' On confirmation, the message that you sent turns to 'This message was unsent'.

The feature is not enabled from WhatsApp servers so this does not reflect on the other side, but this points out that the feature is set to rollout for everyone in near future.

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