Download the latest WhatsApp with WhatsApp Text Status Enabled which requires no extra things- No Root, No hack and nothing. It is just a version update provided by WhatsApp and is rolling slowly. [If you are here, then you have not yet got this latest Update of Whatsapp]
About Latest WhatsApp Text Status Update
Version: 2.17.97 (451694)
arm + mips + x86
What’s New in this Latest WhatsApp Update 2017
Along with various User Interface improved, you get the Material User Interface at its best in WhatsApp latest Update.
You get your old Text Status Update in About and Info of the WhatsApp user alongside WhatsApp Stories Update.
WhatsApp Status: Post photos, videos, and GIFs to your status and share with your contacts what’s going on throughout your day. Status updates from your contacts appear in the Status tab, and they’ll disappear after 24 hours. Long press on a contact’s name in the Status tab to mute their updates.
Quickly access the camera by swiping right from the Chats tab.
Turn on two-step verification in Settings > Account to require a passcode when registering your phone number with WhatsApp.