How To Create A Status Update On WhatsApp

Do you want to post status updates about your everyday life on WhatsApp? Do you want to do it with a text, video, photo, or GIF post? In any case, you can create and send status updates to your contacts on the app. In our quick guide below, we’ll show you how to do so on WhatsApp for Android.


Tutorial

Aside from sending messages to your private and group chats, WhatsApp also allows you to send status updates to your contacts on the app. These updates can be in the form of a text, photo, video, or GIF status.

After posting a status update, the app clears it after 24 hours automatically. Before it expires, your contacts can view and reply to it if they also have your number on their address book.

With that in mind, here’s our guide about posting updates on the WhatsApp mobile app.

How to send status updates on WhatsApp

If you want to share video, photo, text, or GIF updates to your contacts on WhatsApp, you can create a status instead of sending them in a conversation. After a day, this end-to-end encrypted status disappears from your account automatically.

You can update your status on the WhatsApp mobile app. Follow our step-by-step tutorial below, and we’ll show you how to do it from an Android device.

  1. Open WhatsApp from your home screen or app drawer and sign in to your account.
  2. Tap Status beside the Chats tab on your screen.

  3. Click the pencil icon to write a text status or the camera icon to take a photo or video on the bottom right corner of the Status page.

  4. Add the content or use your camera depending on the option you selected earlier, and tap the paper plane icon on the bottom right.

  5. Once the pop-up window appears on your screen, tap Send to confirm your decision.

If you want to create a text status, you can tap the Emoji icon to add emojis or GIFs to your update. You can also tap the “T” icon to change the font of the text and the Color icon to change the background.

Please note that you can only send status updates to people on your address book. You must be in their address book for you to receive their status updates whenever they post one.

You can check other people’s status updates by navigating to the Status tab on the mobile app. When viewing a status, you can tap the reply option to send a quick message to the user.

To wrap it all up

Now that you know how to create status updates on WhatsApp, you can share what you experience or feel daily with your contacts on the app without sending them a direct message. Whether you post a text, photo, video, or GIF status, it’s all up to you.

Always remember that you can only send status updates to people that are your contacts. On the other hand, they’ll see your status if they have your number on their address book as well.

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