In a weird move, WhatsApp has reduced the video status time limit from 30 seconds to 15 seconds in India. This means that Indian WhatsApp users will not be able to post video statuses longer than 15 seconds. Facebook has not yet made an official announcement behind the move, but steps have been taken to “reduce server infrastructure traffic,” according to WhatsApp fan website WABetainfo. The website also claims that the reduction of the limit will not be permanent. Probably, WhatsApp users in India will revert to the previous limit of 30 seconds once the forced lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic is mitigated.
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 server infrastructures.
— WABetaInfo (@WABetaInfo) March 28, 2020
Interestingly, the new 15-second cap was introduced only in India. Still, if you are based in India, you can upload videos longer than 15 seconds, but if you plan to upload 30 seconds, you will need to split the video into two 15-second parts. video. If it is longer than 30 seconds, it can be calculated. If you’re based in India, please upload your video and let us know if the 15-second cap is shown.