In February, the popular Facebook-owned WhatsApp Messenger service jumped on the “stories” bandwagon and replaced their in-app, text-based “About Me” status (you know, those lovely little messages where you can say “Sleeping” or “Not Sleeping” under the tiny nub of your profile picture). Taking its place was a clone of Snapchat’s Stories feature, continuing the social media giant’s recent trend of shamelessly copying Snapchat.

WhatsApp’s text-based status feature was a delight to read for users who communicated with friends and loved ones around the world. It was a small insight into another… more

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