WhatsApp has decided that the states they had until now were obsolete and the new ones are drinking from the stories that are so successful on Instagram or Snapchat. As with the aforementioned social networks, WhatsApp now has a new states feature where we can show ephemeral stories (disappearing within 24 hours) to all our contacts.
With this new feature, WhatsApp aims to become more than just an instant messaging service. It aims to enable us all to show our friends, family and other contacts our everyday life in video and photo format. Of course, it also wants us to spend as much time as possible within the service.
The new WhatsApp status function appears where the list of favourites used to be, and in the service tabs we now also find one for direct access to the camera; this will allow us to start creating stories very quickly.
In the following lines we explain how to use the new feature of the popular messaging service to show your contacts your day to day.
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How to Publish New Photos or Videos in WhatsApp States
Once you have activated the new WhatsApp status function you can start uploading your status updates . The way to do this is very simple:
1.- Tap on the camera icon at the bottom of the WhatsApp interface.
The camera will display and you can record a new video (by holding the center button), take a photo (with one tap on the same button), or choose some content you already have in your iPhone Photos.
3.- When you finish taking the photo or recording the video, WhatsApp will show you the result and you can add text, stickers or draw with your finger. To do this you will have to tap on the icons that appear at the top right of the screen. Once you have finished adding everything you want to the status, you must tap on the blue paper plane icon in the lower right corner.
4.- The last step is to upload the content to the state. To do this select My Status and tap on Send at the bottom right of the screen.
After taking these steps, your WhatsApp status will be updated and all your contacts will be able to see the photo or video you have uploaded . You can repeat this process as many times as you like and your contacts will be able to see them for 24 hours after they have been uploaded. After this time the status will be automatically removed .
How to remove states posted on WhatsApp
WhatsApp statuses automatically disappear after 24 hours, but if for any reason you want to remove one earlier you can do so by following these steps:
1.- Tap on My Status in the WhatsApp tab Status to play your own status.
2.- Your status will start playing and when it reaches the status you want to delete slide your finger from bottom to top on the screen.
3.- A menu will be displayed in which you will find a trash can icon. Tap on it and then confirm in the new window that appears.
In this simple way you can delete any of the statuses you have uploaded to WhatsApp within 24 hours so that none of your contacts can see it.
How do you feel about WhatsApp updating the statuses like this? Do you think it makes sense? Of course, Snapchat will be a hair-trigger. After refusing to be bought by Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg’s company has taken the same approach as Snapchat to its three main products: Facebook, Instagram, and now WhatsApp.