This is the important change that comes to WhatsApp statuses

WhatsApp is working on a series of changes focused on improving the user experience with the state. These were incorporated into the application in 2017 following the success of a similar format on Instagram. The statuses, like the stories in that one, allow users to share photos, videos, texts and temporary voice notes that disappear after 24 hours, but with a 30 second duration limit for videos that will now disappear.

According to the specialized portal WABetainfo, WhatsApp has begun the deployment among users of the beta version of a feature that allows share videos up to 1 minute long in the statesjust as you can already do on Facebook and Instagram through the stories format.

Until now, when a user wants to upload a video to their status, WhatsApp shows a message indicating that the video will be trimmed when it reaches 30 seconds in length. In this way, it will be possible publish longer videos without having to resort to fragmenting them.

The decision to increase the duration of videos in the states comes in response to the demand of users who are limited in creating their content due to the duration of the format. The feature is not active for all users of version for Android, but will be deployed more in the coming weeks. It is also not a function still in development, as happens with other features when they arrive in beta, but rather it is finished and the status given by WABetainfo is “unfolding”, so it can be deduced that we will soon see it in the stable version as well.

This extension of the duration of the state videos adds to another recently known novelty, but which still has a little further to go before reaching the end user. WhatsApp is working on another feature that allows Mention contacts in the states and have them notified immediately when the publication is made.

This novelty improves communication and interactivity with the states by directly involving the contacts chosen by the user and prompting a response. In any case, its deployment will not be immediate, given that the function is still in development.