We have compiled a complete list of best WhatsApp status that we could find and think of, in one place. WhatsApp has more than 1.5 Billion users; if you want your status to stand out from the crowd, feel free to pick one from the list below.
You can find WhatsApp status in Hindi as well as English on Status Wiki. We also plan to add these statuses in other languages soon. Note that “About” on WhatsApp was previously knows as “Status” and now WhatsApp status is just like a Snapchat story. Here, we are sharing Text statuses that you can use on “About” section and images and video that you can use on WhatsApp’s “Status” section.
Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth. – Mallory Hopkins
If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased. – Katharine Hepburn
Speak when you are angry and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret. – Henry Ward Beecher
Today is the oldest you’ve ever been and the youngest you’ll ever be again. – Eleanor Roosevelt
A clever person solves a problem. A wise man avoids it. – Albert Einstein
I’ve learned so much from my mistakes, I’m thinking of making a few more. – Alice Fisher
I am currently experiencing life at the speed of 15 WTF’s an hour.
Everything is funny, as long as it’s happening to somebody else. – Will Rogers
To be old and wise, you must first have to be young and stupid.
Treat me like a joke and I’ll leave you like it’s funny.
Some days I amaze myself. Other days I put my keys in the fridge.
If you can’t stop thinking about it, don’t stop working for it.- Michael Jordan
If you don’t fight for what you want, don’t cry for what you lost. – Bhagvatgita
Do what is right, not what is easy. – Roy T. Bennett
My limit is beyond the sky.
Dream it. Believe it. Achieve it.
Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me. – Carol Burnett
Don’t underestimate me. I know more than I say, think more than I speak and notice more than you realize.
Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. The best is yet to come. – Zig Ziglar
Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes. – Jim Carry
Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. – Libran John Lennon
If someone calls you “Ugly”, have a good comeback and say “Excuse me, I am not a mirror”.
You breathe Oxygen? We have so much in common.
Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going. – Sam Levenson
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. – Helen Keller
To travel is to live.
Every champion was once a contender who refused to give up. – Rocky Balboa
Today I’ll do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can do what others can’t. – Jerry Rice
Victory is having done your best. If you’ve done your best, you’ve won. – Bill Bowerman
Do something today that your future self will thank you for. – Sean Patrick Flanery
The only bad workout is the one that didn’t happen.
Getting connected to your friends and the people that you love is easy. With the number of apps available on the Google Play Store right now, you can just download one and be done with it, right? To be honest, I would love it to be that way but not all apps are created the same. Which is why I’ll be talking about an app that does it better than most of the others on the Google Play Store today. Today, I’ll be talking about WhatsApp and why should you use it.
WhatsApp, as it sits now on the Play Store, is currently at 1 billion downloads. If we’re looking at reviews, the app is sitting at a 4.4-star rating of over 65 million users. Now, that’s a lot of people using this app. WhatsApp is in fact, the most popular messenger app around the world. According to a report by Business Insider, more than half of the smartphone market in the world today has WhatsApp installed. With an install base that big, you might be wondering what sets WhatsApp apart from other similar messenger apps.
Today, I’ll be exploring all those differences and we’ll be pitting WhatsApp against other popular Messenger apps. Let’s see who comes out on top! But before all that, let’s discuss the features of WhatsApp. If we know its features, then we’ll be able to set the standard for the other apps. Whether they trump WhatsApp or not in that category, we’ll find out soon enough.
WhatsApp is robust in the sense that it has many features. If you’re just looking for the basics, then you can have it. As with all messenger apps, WhatsApp main feature comes from the ability to text or call anyone in your contact list. You’ll need to be connected to the internet for that of course. And the person that you’re contacting should also have WhatsApp on their end as well. But since as I’ve said before, more than half of the smartphone market in the world today has WhatsApp Installed, that’s not going to be a problem.
But let me lay out all of the features that WhatsApp touts. It’ll definitely come in handy once we start discussing pros and cons when pitted against other apps.
- No Fees
Messenger apps are great to use because they offer the functionality of having a SIM card on your phone. Meaning to say, you can call, you can text. Whereas a SIM card will incur charges whenever you use those features, messenger apps like WhatsApp do not charge for calling and texting. The only downside here is that you’ll be using your data connection a large portion of the time.
WhatsApp and many other Messenger apps allow the transfer of photos and videos between users. However, WhatsApp takes it a step further and allows the transfer of documents and voice messages. If ever you forgot to save that important document to your flash drive, you can just have a friend send it to your phone. It’s definitely a level up in terms of convenience.
- Free Calls
As I’ve said before, you can call and text without charges. But let me emphasize on having free calls. In a world where carriers charge by the minute for calls, a free call is a feature that a lot of people need in their lives. Even more so in WhatsApp, not only do you have access to free voice calls, you can even do video calls! The best part? It’s easy to record both audio and video calls!
- Group Chat
The ability to chat with your entire group of friends or having a chat session exclusive to your family members is awesome. You get to share information with each other without needing to send the message to each member of the group. And not only that, you can share almost everything with your groups like your location, a file or a photo. And you’re sure that everyone will be able to receive it. Before the smartphone era, sending a text to a group does not guarantee everyone will receive it. It’s a great feature and one that is under-appreciated in the messenger app market today.
- No International Charges
Since we’re in the information age, and world leaders are moving faster and faster to globalization, having no international charges is important. Whether you’re using WhatsApp to catch up with a friend who’s abroad, or you’re working with colleagues on an off-shore project, you won’t be charged. And I find that really amazing. Before the internet and instant messaging, you had to pay for an arm and a leg to call your loved ones internationally. Heck, even long-distance calling was expensive in some parts of the world. For me, having no international charges is both mind-boggling and amazing at the same time.
- WhatsApp Status
Possibly the newest trump card that WhatsApp has pulled out is WhatsApp status. This feature allows you to showcase what’s happening right now. However, the status is only available for 24 hours before disappearing forever. What’s so great about this feature is that it’s encrypted from end to end. Meaning to say, no one will be able to intercept or save the images that you post on your status (unless you use certain methods). But it’s actually a way to express yourself and only your WhatsApp circle of contacts will be able to see your status. Of course, you can change to whom you share your WhatsApp status with, and it’s quite easy to modify.
- Easy Login
One of the major features of an app right now is the ability to easily log in. With these messenger apps, you don’t need to fidget around with various usernames or passwords. You might risk forgetting that information. Instead, WhatsApp takes advantage of the number that you have on the phone. So unless you lose your phone and SIM card altogether, you will still be able to log into WhatsApp with ease. Honestly speaking, a lot of apps can learn from this feature. However, I think that most apps are heading towards this kind of login type, which is a step in the right direction.
WhatsApp vs Other Messenger Apps
Now that we have an idea of what WhatsApp’s features are. We can now compare it to other messenger apps. I’ll be comparing it to the current giants in the Messenger app space. However, I might also include apps that are not quite as popular but have features that you can’t find anywhere.
In any case, all of the messenger apps listed here are great. Let’s jump right in!
- WhatsApp vs SnapChat
If you think about it, these apps are actually quite different. But recent updates have pulled them closer and closer to each other. Now they’re gigantic competitors.
Of all the apps I’ll be comparing WhatsApp to, SnapChat is heralded as the app with the least intuitive interface. Though I’m not saying that it’s impossible to navigate. It’s just that you need to use the app enough so that you get used to the UI. With that said, it’s still a very good contender for a messenger app, and it’s not half bad when it comes to communicating with your circle of friends.
In terms of the basics, SnapChat actually has the basics already checked. You can chat, do audio and video calls. Though group video calls were only recently added. With these updates, there doesn’t seem to be any difference from WhatsApp, especially with the new WhatsApp status feature. The status feature used to be SnapChat’s main feature but now almost every other messenger already has it, they need to think of something new.
- WhatsApp vs Facebook Messenger
Facebook is a juggernaut in the social media space. And they had the brilliant idea of allowing friends to chat with each other through Facebook Messenger. How does it stack up against WhatsApp? Let’s see.
Well, it stacks up pretty well. Facebook messenger is actually slowly taking the dwindling install base of other apps and having them install their app. If you own the biggest social medium in today’s age, you have the muscle to force your messenger app to your masses. And that’s marketing genius.
In terms of features, Facebook Messenger has everything you could ask for. You can have group messages, video calling, audio calling and chat. You even have the sought after status feature which is now integrated into the Facebook main app. It’s definitely no surprise that countries that primarily use Facebook for their social media are warming up to Facebook Messenger and are starting to install the app.
Let’s just see where this heated battle heads to.
- WhatsApp vs LINE
Comparing LINE and WhatsApp looks like it’s going to be difficult. Especially since both apps were designed to do almost the same thing. However, there are some differences that we can take note of.
One of the major perks of having LINE on your phone is the mountains of stickers that you can get. With big K-Pop bands like BTS adding their brand to LINE, it’s becoming a messenger app that you might consider. But stickers are more than just images that you can paste into the chat box. They can easily show what you’re feeling without the need for too many words. Emojis can only do so much but stickers can show exactly what you’re going through right now.
In terms of features, you get all the standard fare of things that you can do. You can chat, audio and video call. You can also use LINE across many other platforms, so if you’ve forgotten your phone, you’ll still be able to hop back into your LINE conversations. LINE is a great competitor in that it has all these ways to express yourself to whoever you’re chatting with. Before emojis and smileys, there was no way to convey the tone of your voice to whoever you’re speaking. LINE nails the chat category.
- WhatsApp vs Viber
If you were to go to the Philippines, most of the people are using Viber (unless they’re using Facebook Messenger). Around the world, you won’t be seeing people using Viber unless you’re in some select EU countries.
Viber feels very homey. I’m saying that because there are a lot of customizations that you can do to your conversations. While other messenger apps do have some form of customization, none go over the top like Viber. Completely changing the background and the fonts of the conversation are one thing that it excels at. While its other features match up with what’s standard today.
And speaking of standard features, you also get almost the same features as WhatsApp, bar the WhatsApp status feature. But still, you have the freedom to call anyone in the Viber network. You can have a video call, a group chat or whatever you want. And you get all of those features for free. If you’re in a country that uses Viber, it’s definitely worth an install. Though it could use a much bigger install base, then it could be a force to be reckoned with.
- WhatsApp vs WeChat
China has been recently pumping out a lot of apps lately, and mostly from the same company with great success. An example would be the Karaoke app in the form of WeSing. The company that I’m talking about is none other than Tencent. If ever that you see the “We” + “Thing it does” moniker in the future, you know for sure that it’s for Tencent. But kidding aside, what does WeChat have to offer in comparison to WhatsApp?
Well, it offers quite a lot. It’s taken the standard messenger app and added a social twist to it. What I’m talking about is the Moments feature, you have the ability to showcase what you see at the moment. It’s somewhat similar to the WhatsApp status but you might say that they’re completely different features. You’ll be able to find out only when you try it yourself.
But moving into the other features, you still have all the features that WhatsApp has. A very noteworthy feature is the friend radar feature, where you’ll be able to see where your friends are. This feature is Definitely useful for meetups, or if you are just looking to visit the closest friend in the area.
Which one do I choose?
There are a lot of messenger apps out there. Each app has their own unique perk that separates them from the rest. And based on the same report that I talked about earlier, there is, in fact, a large disparity in the users for each app. In some countries, the main messenger of choice is WhatsApp, while in others it’s another app.
The whole gist of it is, it doesn’t matter which messenger app you choose. What matters is what do most people use? Or I think a much better question is, what is the messenger app that your friends use? Because think about it. If you use the latest and greatest messenger app, then that would be great. But will someone be able to receive your message?
So messenger apps are actually in a finicky balancing act right now. They’re pushing out marketing to entice users and to increase the popularity of their app. All the while, they’re pushing their thinkers to create new features that might make people jump onto their bandwagon. It’s great to see what apps have achieved from this tug of war, but it’s even more mind-boggling that WhatsApp has achieved to be the most popular messenger app. There must be great minds working this app right now and we see the fruits of their labor.
But going back to my main point, choose an app that your circle of friends uses. Or, if you’re the leader of the pack, have them switch to an app that would benefit everyone.
I really tried to be as comprehensive as possible for the article. And I think that I’ve done justice not only to WhatsApp but the other apps as well. These apps really are in a league of their own, and it’s amazing how far we’ve gone. From the PC era of instant messaging like Yahoo Messenger and MSN messenger to Skype and now to your smartphone. It’s amazing how technology and software have changed.
We already have the ability to transmit sight and sound. The only thing that we need now is the ability to send taste and feeling and we’ve got the ultimate app. Kidding aside, I’m awed by the pace by which our technologies are moving and I hope to keep up. Whether there’s a new feature or a new upgrade, no matter how small, it’s still progress. Just like the addition of WhatsApp Status, a small upgrade does a world of difference to the whole app. And of course, I won’t forget to keep you in the loop!
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