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Facebook-owned WhatsApp has received a major feature that is set to make the popular messaging app more exciting. The new “Status” feature allows you to send disappearing photos, videos, GIFs to your friends.

The sent photos and videos get automatically disappeared after 24 hours. Status is sure to fire up your experience; providing a better way to keep everyone know what you are up to. Based on functionality, it's very similar to “Stories” feature of Instagram and Snapchat.

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How to Use WhatsApp Status Feature on iPhone

How to Send Disappearing Photos and Videos in WhatsApp on iPhone

Step #1. First off, you need to update WhatsApp to the latest version. (Go to App Store → Updates). Then, launch the messaging app on your iPhone.

Step #2. Tap on the Status tab at the bottom.

Tap on Status Tab in WhatsApp on iPhone

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Step #3. Tap on the status icon at the top right corner of the screen.

Tap on Status Button in WhatsApp on iPhone

Step #4. Take a selfie, photo or a video.

You can also choose photo/video from your library. To do that, tap on the picker button at the bottom left corner of the screen and select the pic you want to use.

Step #5. You have the option to add emoji, text and draw on the pic → In the end, send the photo to your friend.

Add Emoji to WhatsApp Photo on iPhone

That's done!

More About WhatsApp Status Feature:

  • When you create WhatsApp Status update, it will be visible to all. However, you get the option to change it to the Only share with or My contacts except.
  • The status tab includes My Status, Recent Updates, and Viewed Updates. My Status displays your recent status. You can check out who has viewed it.
  • We have made a complete guide on how to use WhatsApp Status feature on iPhone. Make sure to check it to use this new feature perfectly.

The Bottom Line

Certainly, the Status feature is going to make WhatsApp more marketable. Facebook may finally bring in ads in its popular messaging app. Though this significant change seems to be pretty exciting, it remains to be seen how users take on it.

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Recently, WhatsApp has got some exciting features such as, the option to forward a message to multiple users at one go, queue up messages in offline, Two-Step verification and the ability to delete specific media from an individual conversation, etc.

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