A few days earlier, WhatsApp enabled a new Status disappearing feature similar to Snapchat which gets vanquished in 24 hours. Most of the users were disappointed with WhatsApp for replacing the old text status by adding new Snapchat clone feature. However, previously some rumors allegedly pointed out that the old Status would make a come back soon. Whereas now, the old status update is currently rolling out to the beta testers of the WhatsApp.
The WhatsApp beta update version 2.17.95 restores the old status feature as ‘About’ which appears on your profile. When you upgrade the app, it automatically adds your previous Status which you kept before updating your app. To view or change the text status, just tap on the three dots in the top-right corner and select Settings. Then, just tap on your name which takes you to profile page from where you can see or change your status.
At the moment, the old status feature is only available to users who enrolled in WhatsApp beta program. However, there is still no other information about when will the official roll out of this begins. Being available for beta testers, we can assume that it would be available to all the users in few weeks.