We've got a few product ideas in the roadmap, to help you better integrate with your customer service tools like Intercom and Zendesk.
However, for various reasons the old-fashioned 30 second refresh we have on the status pages causes some strange behaviour.
So, we've decided to remove it.
Use Browser Plugins Instead
If you want to get this function back, take a look for some browser plugins/extensions which can do the job for you.
My personal favourite is Auto Refresh for Google Chrome, which allows you to enable/disable refresh for any website, and choose your own interval.