Near the end of 2016, Facebook wanted to make statuses look less boring, so it introduced the feature which allowed users to add colorful backgrounds to their texts. Initially, the feature was available for Android, and then it came to iOS as well. Now, the platform seems to have sworn war on boring text statuses, as it’s planning to introduce the same vivid backgrounds on WhatsApp as well.
Making statuses less boring
WhatsApp had already started changing the classic status update for something more easily to enjoy. At the beginning of this year, it started allowing users to introduce interactive content in their statuses, such as GIFs or funny images.
However, this didn’t turn out too popular among users, but WhatsApp wouldn’t give up. Now, it decided to introduce colorful backgrounds and allow users to design their statuses to look as pretty as they like. They hope users will embrace this feature and come to enjoy and use it more.
The colorful backgrounds feature is currently under testing
At the moment, colorful backgrounds undergo beta testing. After this process is finished, the new feature is most likely to come to Android versions first, and only then on iOS. We cannot tell when the official rollout will take place, but it shouldn’t be long until then.
After the feature arrives, it will be incredibly easy to access. All you have to do is open the Status tab and start typing. Then, you can choose from three other separate tabs. There, you can add emojis to your text, select your favorite font and, in the end, choose from all the colorful backgrounds the one which suits you best.
If you’re curious how it will look like and want to help WhatsApp in its attempt, you can become a tester. After registering, you will receive all the latest features for testing. Also, you can directly send your feedback to the company and help them improve their services.
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