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Understanding WhatsApp’s new Status update

Published Feb 26, 2017, 10:23 am IST
Updated Feb 26, 2017, 10:23 am IST
Here is how you can create, edit or delete your Status on WhatsApp.
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Facebook-owned WhatsApp added a new feature last week that allows users to set up videos and photos as their statuses on the app. While its quite straight-forward, here is all you need to know about the update:

 How to set up photos/videos as WhatsApp statuses:


Enter the WhatsApp app

Tap on the Status section

Choose My Status option and tap the circle with ‘+’ sign

Add a story/video and add a caption

The video/photo you uploaded will stay for 24 hours.

How to delete your WhatsApp Status:

Find the Status you want to delete from your Status tab

Tap on the eye icon that shows how many users viewed your Status

Select the trash icon and delete your Status

Allow only specific contacts to view your Status:

Tap on the Status section in the app

Enter the menu icon located on the top right corner and choose Status privacy


Exclude the contacts that you don’t want to share your Status with

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