In 2017, WhatsApp revised the Status feature, which is now similar to Instagram and Snapchat stories. The older feature has now been renamed to About. At first glance, WhatsApp Status may seem to one like an Instagram clone at. First, there’s something special that makes WhatsApp useful for its audience. This post will guide you on How to Share Whatsapp Status and Hide Status from others easily.

How to Share Whatsapp Status

WhatsApp Status is a general status update message which disappears after 24 hours of uploading it. Users can share photos, videos, links, GIFs, text, and more. Additionally, If you have ever used Instagram Stories, you’ll feel right at home. WhatsApp Status is normally only seen by users who have each other’s contact details saved in their address books, so if one doesn’t have the number of the other, they can not view their Status messages. Here’s How to Share Whatsapp Status:

Step 1: Launch the Whatsapp Messenger application on your smartphone.

Step 2: On the home screen, swipe from right to left, or directly tap on the Status button available on the header to land on the Status Page.

Step 3: To share a photo, video, or GIF, On the status page, click on the Add Status Update button available on the top of the screen.

How to share WhatsApp Status and Long Video Status

Step 4: Here, you’ll be prompted with the images present in your gallery, as well as the camera application to capture images and upload to status directly.

Step 5: Once selected, one can add captions to the images by tapping on the Add a caption text present near the send button. Next, click on the Send button present, and the message will be posted as Status.

Step 6: However, if you would like to share a text message, or link instead of clicking on the Add Status button, tap on the pencil icon present near the bottom corner of the screen.

Step 7: Now, type the status text message here or paste it directly from the clipboard.

Step 8: Additionally, one can change the color of the background and the text’s font by clicking on the Color Palette or T icon, respectively.

Step 9: Once done, click on the Post button.

How to Share Long Videos in WhatsApp Status

Whatsapp status only allows a user to upload a clip with a maximum duration of 30 seconds. However, if there’s a video clip that is longer than 30 seconds, you can post it by splitting them each into durations of 30 seconds. Here’s how to do so:

Step 1: Head over to the Google Play Store, search and download the WhatsCut application.

Step 2: Open the application, click on Trim & Share on Whatsapp, grant the permissions, and continue.

Step 3: Here, you’ll be prompted with the gallery application, choose the desired video which you would like to upload on Whatsapp Status.

How to share WhatsApp Status and Long Video Status

Step 4: On the next screen, you’ll see a Video Trimmer screen. Now, Choose the length of the video in this step by dragging the slider present on the screen.

Step 5: Click on Trim and Share on WhatsApp. Next, you’ll be taken to the Whatsapp share screen.

Step 6: On this screen, choose My Status available on the top and click on the -> (send icon)

Step 7: Here, you’ll notice the video is split into multiple parts and ready to send on the Status. Click on the Share button, and you’re good to go.

Alternatively, you could also use a video editing application, trim down the video into multiple 30-second clips manually, and then upload it on Whatsapp.

With that said, how often do you put up Whatsapp statuses on your profile? Do let us know by dropping a comment down below.

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