Lately, we reported about how WhatsApp is bringing back its old text status option in Android and iOS. Android and iOS users have been receiving sneaky updates for this since last week, but for Windows Phones, it just started rolling out.
WhatsApp recently ditched status in favor of Stories ( Snapchat like picture sharing ) and since then got a lot of negative feedback from the community. To revert this, they are now providing both Stories and text as a way to maintain your status.
The update, v 2.17.144 is out now and rolling out to all WhatsApp users. You can check for the update from the store or manually grab it from below: