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WhatsApp reduces Status video time limit to 15 seconds in India


NEW DELHI: Facebook-owned WhatsApp has reduced the Status video restrict from 30 seconds to 15 seconds in India to chop pressure on Internet networks during the coronavirus lockdown in the nation as hundreds of thousands of other folks have began sharing videos in Status.

A tweet by WABetaInfo has revealed WhatsApp has put a bar on time limit for videos posted beneath the 'Status' segment of the Facebook-owned speedy messaging app.

"You can no longer send videos to WhatsApp Status if they are longer than 16 seconds: only videos having a duration of 15 seconds will be allowed. This is happening in India and it's probably an initiative to reduce the traffic on the server infrastructures," WABetaInfo tweeted on Sunday.

India has over 400 million WhatsApp customers.

Facebook-owned messaging platform is calling customers to crop any video longer than 15 seconds time length and best then it may be posted as Status.

At the time of release, WhatsApp allowed 90 seconds to a few mins of video and if the prevailing video is bigger than 16MB if gave an method to trim the duration of the video sooner than sending it.

Later, the restrict used to be reduced to 30 seconds.

WhatsApp has seen a 40 in line with cent increase in usage globally, in keeping with a find out about by Kantar, an information and consulting company.


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