WhatsApp jumps on the Snapchat… and Instagram game with photo status updates

By Leena Hooper Social Media No Comments on WhatsApp jumps on the Snapchat… and Instagram game with photo status updates

If you didn’t know before, WhatsApp became one of the worlds leading messaging apps because it use to be all about sharing status updates!

Now it has gone back to it’s roots, and refreshed the feature it was once known for.

With the new addition, you can send photos, GIFs, and videos to your friends and family and just like Snapchat, it will all disappear within 24 hrs.

This just adds to the growing number of competitors for Snapchat after Instagram and Messenger.

You can even customise the content you want to send by adding stickers and drawing over the images. Of course, sounding like Snapchat, but is this a good move for them?

As WhatsApp says, it will “let you keep your friends easily updated in an easy and secure way”. They would also be encrypted too, so all that media would be kept safe!

Seeing as WhatsApp has 1.2 billion monthly users, this might get Snapchat shaking in their boots… Could this make it become the go-to for visual story telling? Only time will tell…

Would you be using the new feature? Let us know in the comments section below…

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