WhatsApp Limits Video Status to 15 Seconds Amidst Coronavirus Outbreak

Published by
Chakri K

WhatsApp has been one of the most lovable messaging platforms around the globe. The Facebook-owned app has recently launched WhatsApp Dark Mode on Android and iOS Platforms with distinctive design elements to make sure the important information stands out. The spread of Covid-19 is disrupting the

telecom industry as people are staying at homes and relying on the internet for their entertainment. To save network bandwidth and internet data, WhatsApp has
limited the duration of video status to 15 seconds. Earlier, the Facebook-owned app allowed users to upload 30 seconds of video in WhatsApp Status. However, to save network bandwidth and allocate in critical operations, WhatsApp has rolled cut down the duration of Video uploads in Status.

WhatsApp Says Video Uploads Will Reduce Traffic on Network Infrastructure

The government of India recently announced 21 days lockdown to stop the spread of Covid-19. Also, all big organisations have announced work from home. As a result, the entire nation is streaming the internet more than ever for their work and entertainment purposes which is stressing the network infrastructure of telecom operators.

To ensure stable network operations, WhatsApp has rolled out the update. As per WABetaInfo, the Facebook-owned app has rolled out the update in India to reduce traffic on network towers. However, it is expected that the update will be rolled back once the spread of Covid-19 is contained, and network usage gets stable.

Netflix, Amazon and Other Streaming Platforms Reduces Streaming Quality

Video Streaming Platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Zee5 and many others have also reduced the streaming quality of their content to save network bandwidth and lesser the burden network operators. Telecom Operators earlier appealed the video steaming platforms to stream their High Definition (HD) and Ultra HD content in Standard Definition (SD) format to reduce the burden on network towers and operators.

As a result, Video Streaming Platforms has switched the HD and Ultra HD streaming to SD by default for streaming videos. However, users must note that the HD and Ultra HD streaming will be available to users if they are streaming content on their mobiles, Laptops and Smart TVs using a Broadband connection.

Chakri K

Chakri is a go-to guy for your next smartphone recommendation. Back in his engineering days, he used to play with smartphones by installing custom ROMs and that passion got him into the tech industry. He still goes nuts about a smartphone knocking his door for review. Currently managing everything at Telecom Talk, Chakri is trying to master PUBG Mobile in his free time.

Share
Published by
Chakri K

Recent Posts

West Bengal Only State to See Net Positive in Wireless Subscribers

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has released its reports on the subscriber count…

July 31, 2021 2:48 am

Smartphones Under Rs 10,000 You Can Buy Today

There are ample budget smartphones that have been launched in the Indian market. Renowned device…

July 30, 2021 9:32 pm

BSNL Singlehandedly Winning the Wired Broadband Sector

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), the public telecom company, has been going all out with…

July 30, 2021 7:58 pm

Vodafone Group Providing Practical Support to Vodafone Idea, No Additional Funds

Vodafone Group, a leading telecommunications company in Europe and Africa is only offering “practical support”…

July 30, 2021 6:51 pm

Reliance Jio Creeping Into Top Spot of Active Wireless Subscribers

The fight between Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel in the Indian telecom industry is a…

July 30, 2021 5:58 pm

Indian Government Actively Taking Steps to Avoid Telecom Duopoly

The Telecom sector has been under a lot of stress for the past few years.…

July 30, 2021 4:49 pm