How to use status

Status lets you share end-to-end encrypted text, photo, video, and GIF updates that disappear after 24 hours.
Note: 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. Select Add new > ADD.
  3. Select from the following options:
    • Send text to compose a written status update. You can press Color to select a background color.
    • Send picture to take a photo or choose an existing photo. You can also add a caption or make edits to the photo.
    • Send video to record a video or choose an existing video.
  4. Press Send.
  • The maximum limit for text updates is 700 characters
  • The maximum video length supported is 30 seconds
Related resources:
How to use status on: Android | iPhone
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