The new features have been discovered by the Twitter user going by the name WABetaInfo. The user has posted screenshots hinting that the social messaging app may soon allow users to mute/unmute status notifications as well as reply to them.
According to the user, the WhatsApp status reply feature is visible in the app’s beta version 2.17.44+ on Windows Phone. The reply to status works in the same way as regular reply to text messages. It has been also mentioned that the feature is disabled by default. There is no word as to when this feature will hit Android or iOS users.