Web Desk: Every new feature of WhatsApp is greeted with the sort of enthusiasm. But this time something awful is coming, reported Metro.
According to Metro, WhatsApp authority said a new updates is so grim that ‘everyone is leaving.’
Co-founders Brian Acton and Jan Koum have already said goodbye to the company they started and now business executive Neeraj Arora has also left.
The update that everyone fears is called ‘status ads’, which will appear between status updates.
The Status tab is effectively a version of Snapchat’s Stories where users can post videos, images or GIFs that disappear after 24 hours. Facebook says that 450 million of WhatsApp’s user base are currently using the Status page.
This prompted WABetaInfo, a service which analyses early versions of the WhatsApp code, to tweet: ‘It looks like everyone is leaving before WhatsApp before status ads.
The founder of Brian Acton revealed that the app’s status feature will appear from 2019 and it is one of the reasons he left the company.