How to Upload Status on WhatsApp in Laptop

WhatsApp had introduced the Snapchat like Story concept under the name Status few months ago. The feature, initially considered as a copy of Snapchat, has been accepted finally by users. The feature is undoubtedly a great platform o sharing your thoughts, images with only those close to your heart.

However, users had a grudge against WhatsApp for not introducing this feature in WhatsApp Web for PC. Finally, the WhatsApp Status has been added to WhatsApp Web but users will not be impressed still. There is a number of restrictions in the feature as compared to the mobile versions.

Which Are The Things That WhatsApp Web Status Feature Cannot Do?

  • It cannot upload new Status. You can just view your Status uploaded by your mobile. But WhatsApp Web doesn’t yet allow you to update new status.
  • It doesn’t let you delete your Status
  • It doesn’t allow you to check which friends of yours have viewed your Status

So, there are a lot of things that WhatsApp Web cannot do. You are already disappointed. Still, if you are willing to use the new feature on WhatsApp Web, check out this tutorial.

Steps To Use the Status Feature in WhatsApp Web

  • After opening WhatsApp Web on your PC, click on the status icon as shown below.
  • Now a black UI will appear. In the left panel, you’ll find you status detail and in the right panel you will find “View Your Update” with the images and videos updated by you. Now if you click on any status of your friends.
  • Now from the left pane, select any status of your friends. The status will open in full screen mode in the browser. There will be the reply panel just below the image/video. To reply, tap on the Reply panel.
  • Type your reply and click on the outward Mail icon to send the reply.

That’s all as of now. But we are potimistic that WhatsApp will soon add new features and make it fully functional just like its mobile counterpart.

How to Use Status

Status allows you to share text, photo, video, and GIF updates that disappear after 24 hours, and that is also end-to-end encrypted. In order to send and receive status updates to and from your contacts, you and your contacts must have each other’s phone numbers saved in your phones’ address books.

Create and Send a Status Update

  • Open WhatsApp > STATUS.
  • Tap:
  • Text to compose a written status update. You can tap Emoji to add emoji or GIFs, T to pick a font, or Color to pick a background color.
  • Camera or My status to take a photo, record a video, or GIF or choose an existing photo, video, or GIF from the picker. You can also add a caption or make edits to the photo, video, or GIF, which you can learn how to do in this article.
  • Tap Send.
  • Alternatively, you can create and send a picture, video, or GIF status update by going to the CHATS tab, then tapping Camera.
  • Note: WhatsApp supports 3GP and mpeg4 video formats.

View or Reply to a Status update

  • To view a contact’s status update, tap the STATUS tab. Then, tap the contact’s status update.
  • To reply to a contact’s status update, tap REPLY while viewing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why can’t I post on my WhatsApp status?

If your statuses are not loading
Check if you are connected to Wi-Fi or your mobile data. If not, or if you’re having network issues, restart your Wi-Fi router. If that doesn’t help, consider contacting or calling your network operator. Please wait for a little while before trying to upload a new status again.

Who viewed my WhatsApp status secretly?

It’s at the bottom of the screen, just above an eye-shaped icon. Doing so will expand the icon into a list of people who have viewed your status. If you see “0” next to the eye-shaped icon, no one has seen your status yet.

Why my video is not uploading on WhatsApps?

If you’re experiencing issues downloading or sending photos, videos, or voice messages, check the following: Your phone has an active internet connection with a strong signal. Try loading a webpage to make sure. Your phone’s date and time are set correctly.

Why file is not supported in WhatsApps?

If you can’t send photos, videos, or other files via WhatsApp, the file format may indeed not be supported. This could also be a temporary glitch caused by running an outdated app version or using incorrect date and time settings.

Why file is not supported in WhatsApp?

If you can’t send photos, videos, or other files via WhatsApp, the file format may indeed not be supported. This could also be a temporary glitch caused by running an outdated app version or using incorrect date and time settings.

Which video file is supported by WhatsApp?

WhatsApp supports H. 264 and MPEG-4 codec for videos and audio, AAC, and AC3. Moving on, the WhatsApp-supported video formats include MP4, MKV, AVI, MOV, and also 3GP.

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