You can’t share more than 15-second videos in WhatsApp Status in India

BRAZIL - 2019/12/11: In this photo illustration the WhatsApp logo is seen displayed on a smartphone. (Photo Illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

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The company (Whatsapp) as if they are longer than 15 seconds. Only videos having a duration of 15 seconds will be allowed. It 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 users. 

The Facebook-owned messaging platform is asking users to crop any video longer than 15 seconds time duration, and only then can it be posted as Status. 

About the Company: 

At the time of launch, WhatsApp allowed 90 seconds to three minutes of video. And if the existing footage is more significant than 16MB if given an option to trim the length of the video before sending it. 

Statement by company (Whatsapp):- 

It means that WhatsApp users will no longer be able to upload a video of more than 15 seconds as Status. “Videos sent to My Status will to the first 15 seconds,” says the message on the WhatsApp app for Android. Though no message per se appears on WhatsApp’s iOS app. IPhone users in the country too cannot upload more than 15 seconds video. Note that there may be some users who still can send more than 15-second videos as the change is still in the rollout phase and may take time to reach all users. 

About the statement: 

Last week, over-the-top (OTT) content providers, unanimously decided to cutdown HD (1080p & 720p) bitrate to SD (480p) till April 14. The decision to reduce internet congestion after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a nationwide lockdown for 21 days starting March 25. With most of the 1.3 billion people in the country forced to stay home, several private employees working online. While children and college students are relying on the cellular internet for their classes. 

The Cellular Authority of India (COAI), which has Airtel, Vodafone-Idea, and Reliance Jio as members. Also appealed to mobile users to use the internet responsibly. 

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