WhatsApp now lets you add links in Status [How to]

Recently Instagram and Snapchat added a new feature to their Story that lets you add an external link. The feature is extremely useful and one wonders why it was missing for such a long time.

However, forget about Insta and Snapchat, our beloved WhatsApp now allows adding links in the Status. Earlier today, WhatsApp rolled out the Text only status feature to versions above 2.17.297, well, the link feature is part of that. You can add links to Text-Only status updates and not to the regular status update.

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Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open WhatsApp and go to the Status tab.
  2. Tap the floating Pencil icon at the bottom.
  3. Enter your URL where it says, “Type a status”. You can change background color or font of the text by using the icons present at the bottom.
  4. Tap Send button (Green floating icon).

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That’s all you have to do to add a link to your WhatsApp status.


Now to view a status with a link, just tap the link and you will get a preview of the link. Tap the link preview to open it in a browser on your device.

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