After reducing the bitrate on different video streaming platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney +, WhatsApp has also decided to limit the sharing of videos to its users, but not all over the world for now.
It is in fact, at least for the moment, a choice that only involves the territory of India , where evidently the number of users is so important that it has pushed Facebook to put stakes to its instant messaging app. This creates a significant precedent which could give rise to similar solutions in other countries as well.
Specifically, WhatsApp users in India can no longer publish videos in their WhatsApp status longer than 15 seconds . To date, the limit was 30 seconds. The goal is obviously to give some oxygen to the servers at risk of collapse in these days of almost worldwide quarantine.