WhatsApp is the most popular messenger across the world. Apart from text messages, people also use this platform to share media files, be it photos, audio files or videos with their family and friends. However, people often find a problem on WhatsApp – how to send large files. Note, WhatsApp has its limitation on file size, and the maximum file size that you can share through WhatsApp is 16MB. In this article, we are talking about work. tips for sending large files and large videos on WhatsApp.
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Send big files, big videos on WhatsApp
Due to the WhatsApp file size limit, you need some tips to send large video files. Here we offer two alternatives that will help you send videos larger than 16MB to WhatsApp.
1. Google Drive
The first and perhaps the best method that you can use is Google Drive. Yes, you can download and share great videos on WhatsApp using the Google Drive link.
How to send large files using Google Drive:
Step 1: Open Google Drive on your phone and click the ‘+’ icon on the home screen. It will show you some options and press’Download‘.
2nd step: After that, your file will be uploaded to Google Drive. Now tap on the three dot menu next to that file and the aim options that will appear select the ‘Copy link‘option.
Step 3: Now open WhatsApp and go to the chat of that person you want to share the file with. In the text field, paste the link and send.
The Google Drive link will allow your contacts to view the file and even download it.
WeTransfer is a tool that can help share large files through a shareable link with anyone. The tool is easy to use and supports most file formats. The free version lets you upload up to 2GB of files, and if you want the pro version, you can share up to 20GB.
Follow the steps below to transfer files through WeTransfer:
1. Go to the WeTransfer website.
2. Click Add your files and browse for the files, upload them and click Open.
3. Once you have added the files, then click “Get a link” to get the shareable link.
4. Now click on “Copy link” then paste it on your WhatsApp chat to share it with your contacts.
Then your contact can open the link and download the file using the WeTransfer website.
3. Video compressor
You can also use video compression software to compress the video to the recommended size and then send it. The software will not only reduce the size of the video, but also convert it to all formats. Here we are using the ‘UniConverter’ software for Windows.
How to compress video size for WhatsApp:
1. After installation, launch the software and it will open the Convert default tab.
2. Click on the Add files option or you can also drag and drop the file.
3. Check the Convert all files to in the upper right corner and select your phone from the drop-down menu.
Or You can also choose the video format in the Video tongue.
4. Now click on the Compress and choose file size, resolution and bit rate to compress video.
5. Press the Convert all option at the bottom to complete the compression.
Finally, find the compressed videos in the Converted tab, and transfer them to the phone to send them via WhatsApp.
You can use any of the listed methods to share the files on the platform. Let us know in the comments which of these methods works well for you. Plus, if you have any questions, ask us in the comments below.
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