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Why Whatsapp Restricted the Status Videos to 15 Seconds in India?

You all must be experiencing a restriction on whatsapp video status and might be wondering why Whatsapp restricted the status videos to 15 Seconds in India. The app shows a prompt that says “Videos sent to My Status will be trimmed to the first 15 seconds”. 

The update was first announced by WABetaInfo. While, WhatsApp still have to confirm the change via social media or press release. A tweet by WABetaInfo on March 28 has revealed “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 IT infrastructures”

Why Whatsapp Reduce Status Videos to 15 Seconds in India

Changes have been reflecting in latest Beta and the stable builds of whatsApp on Android. If you now try to upload a Video larger than 15 seconds a prompt will display.

It is a temporary move and is being done in order to reduce the traffic on server infrastructure as lockdown brings more people online working from home or using social media for latest updates. As YouTube, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar and many others have also lowered the HD quality to standard. 

Apparently this move has been implemented only in India. India has over 400 million WhatsApp users that is why Whatsapp restricted the status videos to 15 Seconds in India to lower congestion significantly. 

Also, a lot of users might not be happy with this 15 seconds status. WhatsApp launched the status feature in 2017 with duration of status from 90 seconds to 3 minutes. Later, this was reduced to 30 seconds and now again reduced to 15 seconds. It will be interesting to see this move will reduce the load on servers.

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