Most of us are in physical isolation from the rest of the world, so applications like WhatsApp are the only way to contact the outside world for many of us. To ensure everything continues to work properly despite the growth in traffic, the WhatsApp status option is temporarily restricted in some countries.
Coronavirus is affecting us all in a number of ways. Most of us are in physical isolation from the rest of the world, so applications like WhatsApp are the only way to contact the outside world for many of us.
To ensure that everything continues to work properly despite the growth in traffic, the Whatsaap status option is temporarily restricted in some countries due to coronavirus.
With over two billion users worldwide, WhatsApp is by far the most popular messaging platform, so it is extremely important that it works flawless. It has recently become known that the load on servers in WhatsApp is almost as high every day as it is during the New Year festivities. Anyone who sends New Year's greetings via WhatsApp at New Year's Eve knows that it sometimes works but with a delay. So to prevent this from happening during the coronavirus pandemic, WhatsApp has already increased the capacity of your infrastructure. In some countries, the status function is now restricted to relieve the burden - as WABetaInfo reports:
"WARNING: It will not be possible to send videos in Whatsapp if they are longer than 16 seconds: only videos lasting 15 seconds will be allowed. This is happening in India and is probably an initiative to reduce traffic in the server infrastructure".
As a result, whatsapp video duration will be reduced by half in some countries around the world. Before we could record 30 seconds, now it is only 15 seconds. This should result in significant relief, without the function having to be completely eliminated. It is only a temporary restriction that will be removed when the situation calms down".
Text: Rainer Beck
Sources: Android Geek-Portal
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