A couple of days ago WhatsApp announced that they will start rolling out the same feature that Facebook has been doing since last year; the coloured text statuses.
WhatsApp is now finally rolling out the coloured text feature to all users on Android and iPhone. Reports state that the update will be activated remotely to iPhone and Android users. while some users may see the feature, other will see the update pop-up sooner than later. For iPhone users, the pen icon will show up next to the camera icon in the new Status bar. By clicking on the pen icon the option will pop-up to type a status, choose the font you like, emojis, and background colour.
For Android users, the floating pen icon shows up at the bottom of the Status tab, above the camera icon. The tipster also confirms that WhatsApp for Windows Phone does not support this feature, and on the Web, you can only view these text statuses for now, and not create them.
Reports also claim that the iPhone app will now support more stickers, and bring an improved chat search feature as well. The stickers are disabled for now but will be switched on in future releases. The WhatsApp v2.17.50 for iPhone also brings the ability to bold, italicise, and strikethrough text from the typing bar itself. Just tap and hold the word you want to format and select the option from the floating options that appear.