WhatsApp Status Video Time Limit is Now 15 Seconds in India

WhatsApp Status Video Time Limit is Now 15 Seconds in India
Yes, you heard it right. Facebook-owned WhatsApp reduces Status video time limit to 15 seconds in India. This decision has been taken due to coronavirus lockdown in India. Millions of people have started sharing videos in Status. So to minimize the strain on internet networks or to prevent an internet slowdown, WhatsApp is limiting the duration of videos that can be uploaded as WhatsApp Status.


From now, WhatsApp users can only upload 15-second videos which will surely reduce the consumption of internet bandwidth in Quarantine.

“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.” The update was confirmed by folks over at WABetaInfo through a Twitter post.

I feel it’s a great initiative taken by Facebook-owned messaging platform. As we know that videos uploaded as WhatsApp status are stored on the server for 24 hours and if the duration of uploaded video status on Whatsaap is less then it will free some of the internet bandwidth.

The new change is only a temporary decision, and full functionality will be restored in the future.

Not only this, other big video streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube have also cut streaming resolutions to prevent the internet from crashing.

These days every single is forced to stay at home, and he has nothing to do except browsing the internet or doing an online activity, be it watching a movie, playing online games, listening to music and a lot more things. So these decisions should be supported by all of us. Things never stay for a longer time. Everything is temporary. So just wait for the good days and hope for the best.