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How to Fix WhatsApp Status Couldn’t Send Error

This guide is for you if you encounter a “Couldn’t send” error while posting a WhatsApp status.

Try the below solutions until the error is solved.

I use Google Pixel 4a (Android 12) and iPhone X. Let’s start.

Fix WhatsApp Status Couldn’t Send

Solution 1

Make sure your internet connection is stable and fast.

Solution 2

Check the WhatsApp server status. If there is no issue with the server, try the solutions below.

Solution 3

Restart your iPhone or Android phone.

Solution 4

Check the date and time on your device. If it is incorrect, fix it.

Solution 5

When encountering this error, try to post another picture or video as the status.

If that works, the problem is with the file you tried to set as status earlier.

If that doesn’t work, convert the file (image or video) to another file format and try to set it as status. 

Solution 6 (Android only)

Clear the WhatsApp cache on your Android phone. Here’s our guide to help you with this.

Solution 7

Check if there is any update for WhatsApp available or not. If any, update WhatsApp.

See: How to Stop Someone from Adding Me to WhatsApp Group

Solution 8

Follow these steps if you’re on an iPhone:

Open the Settings app and hit WhatsApp.

Enable the Background App Refresh option. If it is already enabled, leave it intact.

Enable the Mobile Data option. If it is already allowed, leave it untouched.

Follow these steps if you’re on an Android device:

Open the Settings app. Hit Apps > See all X apps (X is a number).

Hit WhatsApp.

Select Mobile data & Wi-Fi. Ensure “Background data” and “Unrestricted data usage” are enabled.

Solution 9

Uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp. I suggest you take a backup before proceeding with this.