Need to add an image to status update from cloud

netanalyzer Posts 1 Registration date Saturday November 4, 2023 Status Member Last seen November 4, 2023 - Nov 4, 2023 at 02:57 PM
 james - Dec 12, 2023 at 01:27 AM


Recently, probably, whatsapp made an update and I don't see an option to add an image from a cloud app, like from Google Drive anymore.

Is there any way to opt this on back?


Windows / Chrome


4 responses

etersonp Posts 2 Registration date Tuesday November 7, 2023 Status Member Last seen November 11, 2023
Nov 7, 2023 at 11:46 PM

The ability to add an image to a status update from a cloud app like Google Drive was recently removed in an update to WhatsApp. There is no current way to opt this back in.

HelpiOS Posts 14386 Registration date Friday October 30, 2015 Status Moderator Last seen July 11, 2024 1,878
Nov 16, 2023 at 12:44 PM


As the option seems to have been removed, you can download your media from Google Drive on your phone's internal storage so that you can share it to WhatsApp.

ZulBrown Posts 1 Registration date Monday December 4, 2023 Status Member Last seen December 11, 2023
Dec 11, 2023 at 01:18 AM

Thank you for answering, I will try it as you said and if I face any issues, I will ask you by starting my own thread.

Hi ZulBrown,

WhatsApp updates can sometimes change features' accessibility. Have you checked the app settings thoroughly? It's possible the option got relocated. If not, reaching out to WhatsApp support or checking official release notes might provide insights. Users often share workarounds in forums, so keep an eye on community discussions.

Hope you find a solution soon