Messenger WhatsApp, owned by Facebook, has a new option — Status — allows you to publish photos and videos which are then automatically deleted. The function works similar Stories with Instagram, Snapchat, and others.
New option messenger have to replace the statuses that were displayed near the user name in the messenger contacts list. Thus unlike competitors, WhatsApp Status you can view in a separate tab in the app and not on a common tape.
Photos and videos in WhatsApp will disappear from the feed after 24 hours after publication. Status the main difference from similar projects is encryption published reports. Users will be able to choose which of their contacts will be able to see messages from the Status.
According to the head of the company Yana Kuma, the main sense of innovations — to give users the ability to quickly tell you about what happens in their life is friends.
Innovation will gradually become available to all users of the service on iOS, Android and Windows Phone.
Audience WhatsApp is about 1.2 billion monthly users. Earlier in February, the messenger has introduced a new feature that enhances the protection of your account from unauthorized access. If you enable two-step authentication, then the program will request a 6-digit PIN code whenever you try to confirm the phone number.