It’s obviously a slow news day when this is one of the most talked about releases.

WhatsApp has essentially copied the Facebook coloured background posts for their WhatsApp Status feature. If you weren’t already aware of what WhatsApp Status is, it is the clone of Snapchat Stories.

So what do I mean by this? Well, you can now add text as a WhatsApp Status instead of just photos and videos. You can also add colourful backgrounds and even choose the font. This means all the designers out there can use Comic Sans for their updates (I’m glad there are no designers in the room with me as I type this hahahaa).

In addition to the colourful backgrounds and font selection, you can also link to websites from within the text post.


I honestly think it will get to the stage where Instagram, Snapchat, and WhatsApp are going to be indistinguishable from each other.

Anyway, keen to hear how you plan to use this and what practical applications you can see for the addition of external links.