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The feature can be accessed on rooted/jailbroken devices running the most recent WhatsApp public beta, according to Mashable. There is one factor to observe that there is no direct way to delete the "Status" images or videos shared in the "Status" tab.

Facebook-owned messaging application, WhatsApp, is reportedly testing a new feature called Status, which is similar to Snapchat's Stories. You will be able to add images as well as text in your WhatsApp Status.

The WhatsApp Status feature is now working on both jailbroken iPhones and rooted Android handsets in beta testing formats.

Although an experimental feature, some lucky users have been able to test it while it is in beta.

In August, Facebook rolled out Stories on Instagram, which lets users create 10-second video clips and share them with a select group of followers. It is an exclusive new "Status" tab on the home screen of the app. WhatsApp has always provided you the capability to share a status but it has been only text till date - and that is still present. You will also need a rooted Android phone or jailbroken iPhone; whichever sides of the divide you belong.

On checking the new user interface, the new "Status" tab will co-exist with the old "Status" section in the Settings Menu. The users can edit the photos and videos and share them as a status update. However, now with WhatsApp and Instagram cloning Snapchat-like features, Facebook plans to retarget millennials and attract these potential users in the long run. Also, there is no time limit to post the status updates. It automatically removes itself after 24 hours. Clearly, Facebook is trying to replicate the immensely popular feature in its offerings. The instant messaging app may end up being a new alternative to the already overflowed Facebook app. He then shared photo evidence to confirm that this new feature is expected to quite similar to the one introduced in Instagram a couple months ago.