How to use status in WhatsApp?

WhatsApp, in 2017, renovated the Status feature. It is now similar to Instagram and Snapchat Stories, while the old feature is simply called “About”. WhatsApp Status is a feature that allows you to share text, photo, video, and GIF updates. But there is a catch which is that the status you upload will disappear after 24 hours. In order to receive and send status updates from and to your contacts, you and your contacts must have each other’s phone numbers saved in your phone’s address books. Here is everything you need to know about how to use status in WhatsApp?.

How to create and send a status update?

Step 1: Go to the “STATUS” screen as shown in the image below-

How to use status in WhatsApp?
Whats Status Screen

Step 2: Tap on the following options to create your WhatsApp status:

  1. Tap on the Text icon to compose a written status update. You can also tap the Emoji  icon to add emoji or GIFs, T to pick a font, or Color  to pick a background color.
  2. Tap on the Camera  icon 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 to the selected pic or video or make edits to the photo, video, or GIF.

Step 3: Finally, tap on the Send icon to set your WhatsApp status.

Read also, How to change your WhatsApp status Privacy settings?

How to view or reply to a status update?

  • To view your contact’s status updates simply tap the STATUS tab. Then you need to tap the contact’s status update.
  • In order to reply to a contact’s status update, tap REPLY while viewing it.

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