Whenever you open the Status tab on your WhatsApp, you see your contacts updates in chronological order. That is, the first one to be posted is the first you are going to see; though as it works out, you are more likely to see the most recently posted as it will appear at the top.
Well, that might soon change if the supposed leak obtained by WABetaInfo is anything to go by. And for the record, most of their rumors end up to be real; there is little chance this one will be different.
There is a new update coming to WhatsApp (as per the WABetaInfo) that will start ranking Statuses according to how frequent you interact with your contacts. The ones you most frequently communicate with will have their Statuses placed at the top of the Statuses’ tab. While those you less frequently communicate with placed at the bottom. As it works out, Statuses will be split between ‘favourite’ and the rest, whereby the ‘favourites’ are Status Updates from your most frequent callers, messengers, mentions in groups, and those you share groups with.