The Covid-19 outbreak had a bad impact on people’s lives. The pandemic crisis has called for an emergency lockdown, which led to people being confined inside their houses.
Such a situation led to an ever growth in the usage of the Internet. WhatsApp limited the upload of 30-second videos to avoid further loads. Recent reports suggest the feature will start functioning normally soon. Here are the latest details.
The 30-Second Video Status Might Return Soon
According to WABetainfo, WhatsApp plans to relaunch the 30-second video feature for the status soon. This functionality has been discovered in the WhatsApp for Android Beta v2.20.166 thread. Currently, it’s not sure if this feature will be introduced back immediately, or the developers will wait for a global launch. However, it is being rumored that the WhatsApp Beta users can update the app and see if the feature works again.
As for the update, this is not available yet on the Google Play Store. Some reports indicate that it will be a server-side update.
WhatsApp has frequently been launching new features for the app. Recently, it increased the number of participants allowed in a group video call. The previous limit was set to four and now is extended to eight participants/session. Such an update was WhatsApp’s move against Zoom when the video-conferencing app received a lot of bad reviews for some privacy-related concerns.
Facebook introduced, too, a similar service recently, dubbed Messenger Rooms. The service offers enhanced video conferencing and meetings. At its release, the social platform unveiled that this feature will be integrated into WhatsApp and Instagram.
Speaking of Messenger Rooms, a recent WhatsApp beta thread hinted at the integration of the service on its platform. With the debut of this service, users will be able to host online meetings with 50 participants/session. But, we should wait for more details, such as a confirmation and a release date.
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