How to change the WhatsApp status updates from horizontal to vertical

WhatsApp has rolled out an exciting new feature known as “Channels,” designed to make it easier for you to stay in the loop with the things that interest you.

These Channels serve as private broadcasting platforms, where administrators can share various content, including media, text, and polls.

One noticeable transformation that comes with this update is the way you view the status updates of your friends and family on WhatsApp.

In the past, these updates were arranged in a vertical format under the “Recent Updates” section.

However, the recent update has switched things up, aligning these updates horizontally, quite similar to the layout you’d find in Instagram stories.

In this handy guide, we’ll walk you through the process of switching your WhatsApp status updates back to the familiar vertical view on both iPhone and Android devices.

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To Change WhatsApp Status from Horizontal to Vertical View.

How to Change WhatsApp Status from Horizontal to Vertical View

  1. Launch WhatsApp and click on the “Updates” tab.
  2. Choose the channel or channels you are currently subscribed to.
  3. Click on the three dots icon and pick the “Unfollow” option.
  4. Unsubscribe from all the channels you are currently following.
  5. Once you’ve successfully unfollowed all the channels, the classic vertical status view will return.
  6. Pro Tip: If you wish to switch back to the horizontal status display, just subscribe to a channel under the “Find Channels” section.

How can I rotate my WhatsApp video status?

Android users may face a bit of a challenge when it comes to rotating their videos directly within WhatsApp.

The app doesn’t provide a built-in option for this task.

Therefore, if you’re using an Android device and wish to rotate a video before sharing it on WhatsApp, you’ll need to do the video editing beforehand.

On the other hand, iOS users have it a bit easier in this regard. If you’re using WhatsApp on an iOS device, you’re in luck.

You can seamlessly rotate your video status as you post it, thanks to a feature that’s available to iOS users.

This convenient option makes it more straightforward for Apple device users to customize their video orientation before sharing it with friends and family on WhatsApp.

How do I change a video from landscape to portrait?

How to See WhatsApp Status Without Being Seen

  • Method 1: Disable the Read Receipts Feature. This is the easiest way to see WhatsApp Status without being seen. You just need to go to Settings > Account > Privacy and turn off the toggle for Read Receipts. However, this will also disable the blue ticks for your messages, so you won’t be able to see if someone has read your message or not.
  • Method 2: View WhatsApp Status Offline. Another way to see WhatsApp Status without being seen is to turn off your mobile data and Wi-Fi before opening WhatsApp. Then, you can view the status updates of your contacts without them knowing. However, this only works if you have already downloaded the status updates before going offline. Also, once you go online again, the status owner will be notified of your seen status.
  • Method 3: Use WhatsApp Status Viewer Apps. There are some third-party apps that claim to let you view WhatsApp Status without being seen. For example, Status Saver for WhatsApp. However, these apps may not be safe or reliable, and they may violate WhatsApp’s terms of service. Use them at your own risk.
  • Method 4: Access the WhatsApp Web in Incognito Mode. You can also try to view WhatsApp Status without being seen by using WhatsApp Web on your computer. You need to open an incognito window in your browser and scan the QR code from your phone to log in to WhatsApp Web. Then, you can click on the Status tab and view the status updates of your contacts. However, this method may not work if WhatsApp detects that you are using incognito mode.
  • Method 5: View WhatsApp Status via Files. This method only works for Android users. You need to go to your file manager and enable the option to show hidden files. Then, you need to navigate to Internal Storage > WhatsApp > Media >.Statuses. Here, you will find all the status updates that you have viewed in the past 24 hours. You can open them with any media player or gallery app.

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