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How WhatsApp status works?

What is WhatsApp Status all about?

This WhatsApp feature allows you to publish a status update that dissapears after 24 hours, similarly to “stories” on facebook/instagram. It enables you to share videos, photos, GIFs etc. The status you post will only be visible to people who have your phone number saved in their contacts. There is also a possibility to hide your WhatsApp status from a certain person if you wish to, in ordeer to do that go to privacy settings>status privacy.

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How to use status feature?

  1. Open WhatsApp > STATUS.
  2. Tap:
    • Text to compose a written status update. You can tap Emoji to add emoji or GIFs, T to pick a font, or Color to pick a background color.
    • 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.

How to view someone’s WhatsApp status?

To view other’s status update go STATUS tab, there you will be able to tap your contact’s status update if they published one. You can also tap  REPLY while viewing their status in order to reply to it.

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