How to use status

Status allows you to share text, photo, video, and GIF updates that disappear after 24 hours, and that is also end-to-end encrypted. In order to send and receive status updates to and from your contacts, you and your contacts must have each other's phone numbers saved in your phones’ address books.
Create and send a status update
  1. Open WhatsApp > tap Status
  2. Tap:
    • Camera
      or My Status to take a photo, record a video, or GIF or choose an existing photo, video, or GIF from the picker. You can also add a caption or make edits to the photo, video or GIF, which you can learn how to do in this article.
    • Text
      to compose a written status update.
    • T to pick a font.
    • Color
      to pick a background color.
    • Voice
      and hold to record a voice status update.
  3. To select the audience for a status, tap your default audience. Then, select your status contacts > tap Done.
  4. Tap Send
Alternatively, you can create and send a picture, video or GIF status update by tapping Camera
Note: WhatsApp supports 3GP and mpeg4 video formats.
View or reply to a status update
  • To view a contact's status update, tap Status, then the contact's status update.
  • To reply to a contact's status update, tap Reply
    while viewing.
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