WhatsApp notifications in settings menu

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  • WhatsApp is testing a new feature that lets you post longer 60-second videos in your statuses.
  • Viewers will need to update to the latest version of the app to get access to this feature.

Taking a cue from Instagram Stories, WhatsApp is testing a new feature that allows users to share longer videos in their status updates. Currently, the platform restricts video status uploads to 30 seconds, forcing users to chop up longer clips.

WABetaInfo discovered the feature in the latest WhatsApp beta version ( for Android. As of now, only a limited number of testers have access to the extended video feature. Additionally, viewing these longer statuses also requires users to be on the latest version of WhatsApp.