Whats App says that the addition, launched in time to mark its 8th birthday, is a reaction to changes in how people are using the app.“When we noticed people were using the feature to communicate in real time, we redesigned Whats App as a messaging app,” Whats Appp CEO Jan Koum wrote.“This new and improved status feature will let you keep your friends who use Whats App easily updated in a fun and simple way." Previously, Whats App users were only able to set their own message as a status, or choose from a number of pre-set alternatives such as “At Work” or “Available”.The launch comes days after Android users were finally able to enjoy hundreds of new Whats App emoji as part of another major update.
Hence it did not take me long to register and give it a go.
We have advanced from the basic text chatting that became popular during the rise of the internet, to webcam chats and audio chat rooms, that allow you to see and hear others on the site.
We also now have a user friendly mobile interface so you can chat with friends whenever you want, wherever you are!
And of course it would; Talk was first introduced in 2005 to take on AOL Instant Messenger, which launched in 1997.
Now, chat services from '05 and '97 might sound ancient, but did you know that the AOL's chat service, Instant Messenger, was one of the first popular chat programs -- but it was almost two decades from being the first in existence.