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How to Send Long Videos on WhatsApp

Axel Nash

Written By Axel Nash |

So, you try to send a long video on WhatsApp, and you see a message saying the video is too big and won't send. Well, you don't need to panic in such a situation. There are various workarounds you can employ to carry out the operation flawlessly.

In today's post, we will walk you through the best methods of how to send long videos on WhatsApp easily without compromising the video file. So all you need to do is to ensure you stick with us till the end of this article.

send long videos

Part 1: How To Send Large Video on WhatsApp: Latest News

WhatsApp has finally heard its users! Gone are the days when media files had to be 16MB or less and documents had to be 100MB or less.

Since April 222, WhatsApp has allowed users to send attachments with a file size of up to 2GB, which is helpful for users who prefer to share large files on WhatsApp and maintain video quality.

Part 2: How To Send Long Videos on WhatsApp: 3 Methods [> 2 GB]

Even though WhatsApp has increased the video size limit that can be shared with contacts, some users still ask if they can send larger video files. Well, the answer is yes! And the good thing is you don't have to send it as a document. Instead, just follow the simple steps explained in each method below to perform the task efficiently.

Method 1: How To Send Full Video on WhatsApp via Google Drive

Google Drive is our first recommended method for sending full videos on WhatsApp. It just involves saving and backing up your videos to Google Drive, then sharing the video link to your WhatsApp contacts.

However, Google Drive offers only 15GB of free storage space. So, if you're looking to send multiple large video files that are more than 15G in total, you might need to upgrade Google Drive storage or use other methods on this page.

Step 1: Upload the Video to Google Drive

Open the Google Drive app on your Android or iOS device and tap the plus icon at the bottom of the screen. Then, select Upload and upload the Video file(s) you want to send to WhatsApp.

select upload

Step 2: After you upload the video file(s) to Google Drive, open it from there and tap the three-dot icon at the top-right. Then tap Copy Link.

upload the video file

Step 3: Tap the three-dot icon again and Select Share > Manage Access > Restricted.

tap the three dot icon

  • Select Anyone with the link. This makes the videos accessible to anyone you share the link with.

Step 4: Next, Open WhatsApp and share the link you copied with anyone you wish to share the video with on WhatsApp.

Method 2: How To Send Large Video File on WhatsApp via Video Converter

Another way to send large video files on WhatsApp is by using a video converter to compress the video file. An app like Video Compressor Panda can come in handy for the operation. Thankfully, the tool has a simple interface that makes it easy for all users, though it might compromise your video quality.

See how to use the video converter below;

Step 1: Install the Video Converter app on your phone.

Step 2: Open the installed app and upload the video whose size you wish to compress.

Step 3: Next, select the compression type you want. You can choose either Small File, Medium File, Large File, or a file compatible with Email, Messenger, etc.

select the compression type

Step 4: Tap Compress to begin the video file compression process.

Note: Using a video converter will reduce the quality of your video. However, we recommend the Wondershare Uniconverter tool, as it can help you get the job done and retain the video's original quality.

Method 3: How To Send Long Videos on WhatsApp via Simple Trimming

Generally, 2GB is large enough to handle 1080P movies. So, chances are your video file would not be more than 2GB by a large margin. You can easily use the editing tool in your photos app to trim unnecessary parts of the video to make it smaller than 2GB.

For iPhone

Step 1: Open the Photos app on your iPhone and locate the video you want to send to WhatsApp.

Step 2: Tap Edit from the top. Then, from the bottom of the screen, use the sliders to trim the video and remove the unwanted parts.

tap edit from the top

Step 3: Tap Done to complete the video trimming process. Afterward, you can send the video to the person you wish to share it with on WhatsApp.

For Android

Step 1: Go to the Gallery app on your Android phone and find the video you want to send.

Step 2: Tap on the Pencil icon at the bottom of your phone screen.

tap on the pencil icon

Step 3: Use the Slider at the bottom to trim unwanted parts of the video, so it'll contain only the footage you want.

use the slider

Step 4: Once trimming the video, tap Save to finish. Then, please share the video with anyone you want to send it to on WhatsApp.

Part 3: How To Send Full Video on WhatsApp [≤ 2 GB]

It is much easier to share video lesser or equal to 2GB on WhatsApp. So, if the full video you intend to send on WhatsApp is smaller than or precisely 2GB, follow the following steps to send it quickly.

Step 1: Open WhatsApp on your device and go to Settings. Then, select Storage and Data.

Step 2: Select Media Upload Quality. You should see three options: Auto (Recommended), Best Quality, and Data Saver. Choose the one that suits your requirements.

select media upload quality

Step 3: Now, open the Individual or Group chat to which you want to send the video. Then, tap the plus icon at the bottom left.

Step 4: Select Photo & Video Library and select the video you want to send. Afterward, tap the Send button to complete.

Part 4: Back up WhatsApp to Computer for Free

If you share large video files on WhatsApp regularly, chances are the WhatsApp data would fill up your device storage quickly. But the good news is you can avoid such a scenario by backing up your WhatsApp data to a computer. Then, all you need is MobileTrans to get the job done.

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Final Thoughts

Now that you know how to send long videos on WhatsApp, you can start sending long videos to your family, friends, or colleagues. Thankfully, the post has covered various methods you can use.

However, if you need to back up your WhatsApp data to another storage so your phone's storage won't get filled up quickly, MobileTrans can help you back up WhatsApp to your computer quickly and easily.

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Axel Nash

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