WhatsApp reduces Status video time limit to 15 seconds in India

New Delhi: Fb-owned WhatsApp has decreased the Standing video restrict from 30 seconds to 15 seconds in India to chop pressure on Web networks throughout the coronavirus lockdown within the nation as hundreds of thousands of individuals have began sharing movies in Standing.

A tweet by WABetaInfo has revealed WhatsApp has put a bar on time restrict for movies posted below the ‘Status’ part of the Fb-owned on the spot messaging app.

“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 tweeted.

India has over 400 million WhatsApp customers.

Fb-owned messaging platform is asking customers to crop any video longer than 15 seconds time period and solely then it may be posted as Standing.

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On the time of launch, WhatsApp allowed 90 seconds to 3 minutes of video and if the present video is bigger than 16MB if given an choice to trim the size of the video earlier than sending it. Later, the restrict was decreased to 30 seconds.

WhatsApp sees 40% improve in utilization in time of pandemic

As COVID-19 pandemic envelopes the world, WhatsApp has seen a 40 per cent improve in utilization, in keeping with a examine by Kantar, an information and consulting firm.

Throughout all phases of the pandemic, WhatsApp is the social media app experiencing the best features in utilization as folks look to remain linked. General WhatsApp has seen a 40 per cent improve in utilization.

Kantar carried out the biggest world examine into shopper attitudes, media habits and expectations throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic. Kantar estimates that for WhatsApp within the early section of the pandemic utilization will increase 27 per cent, in mid-phase 41 per cent and international locations within the late section of the pandemic see a rise of 51 per cent.

Spain skilled a 76 per cent improve in time spent on WhatsApp. General Fb utilization has elevated 37 per cent. China skilled a 58% improve in utilization of native social media apps together with Wechat and Weibo.

In keeping with a examine, there’s a disaster in belief. Conventional nationwide information channels (broadcast and newspaper) are probably the most trusted sources of knowledge with 52 per cent of individuals figuring out them as a ‘trustworthy’ supply.

Authorities company web sites are considered reliable by solely 48 per cent of individuals, suggesting that authorities measures usually are not offering residents world wide with assurances and safety.

Additionally reflecting the lack of belief from current election cycles, social media platforms are regarded by solely 11 per cent of individuals as a supply of reliable data.

As international locations transfer deeper into the pandemic so media consumption will increase throughout all in-home channels. In keeping with Kantar, within the later phases of the pandemic internet shopping will increase by 70 per cent, adopted by (conventional) TV viewing rising by 63 per cent and social media engagement rising by 61 per cent over regular utilization charges.

Elevated utilization throughout all messaging platforms has been the most important within the 18-34 age group. WhatsApp, Fb and Instagram have all skilled a greater than 40 per cent improve in utilization from below 35-year olds.

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Customers anticipate the manufacturers they select to take care of their staff before everything with 78 per cent saying handle staff’ well being and 62 per cent saying implement versatile working.

Supporting hospitals (41 per cent) and being useful to the federal government (35 per cent) is an expectation of a major minority of shoppers, the examine says.


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