How to use status

Status lets you share end-to-end encrypted text, photo, video, and GIF updates that disappear after 24 hours.
To send and receive status updates to and from your contacts, you and your contacts must have each other's numbers saved in your phone’s address books.
Create and send a status update
  1. Open WhatsApp > Status.
  2. Tap:
    • Text
      to compose a written status update.
    • Emoji
      to add emoji or GIfs.
    • T to pick a font.
    • Color
      to pick a background color.
    • Voice
      and hold to record a voice status update.
    • Camera
      or My status to take or record a photo, video, or GIF, or choose media from the picker. You can also edit or add a caption to your photo, video, or GIF, as explained in this article. Note: WhatsApp supports 3GP and mpeg4 video formats.
  3. Select the audience for a status by tapping your default audience. Then, select your status contacts and tap Done.
  4. Tap Send
Alternatively, you can create and send a picture, video, or GIF status from the Chats tab by tapping Camera
View or reply to a status update
You can view a contact's status update in the Status tab by tapping their status update.
To respond to a contact's status update, tap Reply while viewing.
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