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How to Send Long Videos on WhatsApp: Easy Guide

Axel Nash
Axel Nash Originally published Jun 20, 24, updated Jun 25, 24

Trying to send a video on WhatsApp only to have it cut or compressed to a certain length can be frustrating. So, what's the most extended video WhatsApp can send? Can you send a video longer than the set limit without sacrificing quality?

This is your easy guide on how to send long videos on WhatsApp. In the guide, you'll also find valuable tips for sending long videos on WhatsApp. Read on.

In this article
    1. How to Send Large Videos on WhatsApp as Documents
    2. How to Send a Large Video on WhatsApp via a Shareable Link
    3. How to Send Large Video Files on WhatsApp by Compression
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Recommended reading: How to recover deleted videos in WhatsApp? Read more in the article.

Part 1 What is WhatsApp Video Limit?

According to the latest information from the WhatsApp Help Center, the largest video size sent or forwarded through WhatsApp on all platforms is 64MB.

On most phones, 64MB equals about 6 minutes of video. The longest duration varies depending on the quality of your phone's video camera.

For Status, you can only share a video with a maximum duration of 30 seconds. Thus, it's also currently impossible to share longer videos via Status. If you're trying to send a video you've previously received, use the forward media feature. You'll immediately forward the video to your chosen contact.

There are a few easy workarounds for sending videos larger than 64MB on WhatsApp. Check them out below to learn how to send large videos on WhatsApp.

Part 2 How to Send Long Videos on WhatsApp: Easy Workarounds

Sending a video larger than 64MB on WhatsApp seems impossible. But as mentioned, there are a few easy tricks to do it. You can send the video as a document or link. You can also compress the video and send it without significantly affecting quality. Study these methods below and choose your best.

Method 1: How to Send Large Videos on WhatsApp as Documents

The file size limit for documents used to be 100MB, protected by end-to-end encryption. However, in May 2022, WhatsApp increased the size to 2GB!

This increase has been beneficial for collaboration among many WhatsApp users. When you send or receive a large file, WhatsApp will display a counter when uploading or downloading it. That will let you know how long your transfer will take.

Follow these steps to learn how to send a large video on WhatsApp as a document:

  1. Go to WhatsApp and open a chat where you want to share the video.
  2. Tap the "attach file" icon and choose Document.
    send a large video as a document on whatsapp
  3. From the Document tab, tap Select from Gallery.
  4. Choose your video, and then tap the Share button.
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Recommended reading: How to Transfer Long Videos from iPhone to PC? Check out easy methods in the guide.

Method 2: How to Send a Large Video on WhatsApp via a Shareable Link

You can also share large videos on WhatsApp using shareable links via Google Drive. In this case, you'll share the link to your target contact or group as a message. Then, receivers can click the link to watch the video.

The Google Drive app is default (built-in) on Android, but you can also install it on iPhone from the App Store. Google allocates 15GB of free space to every account holder. But you can always get more space if needed. That is, if the video you share is longer than the available space.

Once you sign up, upload the video file you wish to share on the Drive, then send its link on WhatsApp. Sharing a link via Google Drive is one of the best ways to send high-quality videos on WhatsApp. These are the steps to send a large video on WhatsApp via a sharable link:

  1. Launch the Google Drive app on your smartphone and log in to your Google Account. You can create an account for free if you don't have one yet.
  2. Once logged in, tap the plus (+) button to upload the desired file to Google Drive.
    upload a video on google drive then share a link on whatsapp
  3. Wait for the video to be uploaded. Depending on the video length, that can take a few seconds to minutes.
  4. Tap the three-dot icon next to the video, then select Manage Access.
    tap the three dot button and select manage access
  5. Tap Restricted under General Access.
    tap anyone with the link under general access
  6. Tap Restricted again, then choose "Anyone with the link." That will allow anyone with the link to access the video.
    configure access settings for your video link

    You can even choose what people with the link to the video can do: View, Comment, or Edit.

    choose whether someone can be a view commenter or editor for your video
  7. After that, click on the link icon on the top-right corner of the screen. The link will be copied to your clipboard.
    copy your video link to clipboard and paste it on a whatsapp chat to share

You can now go to your WhatsApp chat where you want to share the video and paste the link there.

That's how to send a 30-minute video on WhatsApp. It's straightforward, and you can share more than one video without restrictions.

Method 3: How to Send Large Video Files on WhatsApp by Compression

You can now send a full movie on WhatsApp as a document or sharable link. But there's a way out if the video is over 2GB and you don't send links. You can compress the video.

Video compression is the process of reducing the size of a video file. It involves reducing the data required to represent its content or removing unnecessary footage. However, this is done while maintaining a desirable level of visual quality.

How do you compress a large video file into a smaller one? The best way is to use a specialized online video compressor. There are many video compression tools on the internet for mobile and PC, and many are free!

Follow these steps to know how to increase WhatsApp video limit by compression:

  1. Go to the Play Store (Android) or App Store (iPhone) and download a free video compressor app.
  2. Open the app and select the video you need to compress.
  3. Select the specs that compress the video to a size below 64MB.
  4. The video will be saved in your Photos Gallery after compression. It will be ready to be shared in its smaller version.

Part 3 How to Send Long Videos on WhatsApp: Easy Tips

If you are still unsure how to send a long video on WhatsApp, apply a few tips to ensure the process succeeds. Check them out below:

  • Check the Size of the Video

Before trying to send a long video on WhatsApp, check the file size. You can't send a video longer than 64MB unless you apply one of the workarounds discussed above. Checking the size first will enable you to decide the best way to share your video and help you avoid nasty surprises whenever sharing a video on WhatsApp.

  • Connect Your Device to a Stable Internet

Your internet connection can determine the video size you can send and also affect the efficiency of the process.

Users with slower internet connections might encounter difficulty sending large HD media. By default, users with faster internet connections can send up to 40MB and 480p resolution. That's approximately 6 minutes on Android, iPhone, and the Web.

Users with a slower internet connection can only send videos up to 32MB and 360p resolution. Thus, ensure you have a strong internet connection to send videos on WhatsApp without losing quality.

  • Consider Using GBWhatsApp

GBWhatsApp is a modified version of WhatsApp that offers additional features and customization options. Users can send longer videos and enjoy enhanced privacy settings compared to the original WhatsApp.

Many have asked: How can I send a long video on WhatsApp Status? One option is to install GBWhatsApp. With this WhatsApp version, you can upload up to five minutes of status video!

Part 4 [Bonus] Transfer WhatsApp Videos Between Phones with a Few Taps

You may decide to switch to a new phone. It's reasonable to bring your WhatsApp chats so that you can continue from where you left off. The process may be straightforward if you move from Android to Android or iPhone to iPhone. You can quickly restore a backup from Google Drive or iCloud.

But that's not the case if you switch to a different platform. For example, from iOS to Android or vice versa. Thankfully, Wondershare Mutsapper (used name: Wutsapper) fixes this problem. You can transfer many WhatsApp data types between phones with a few taps.

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  • • Merge WhatsApp data without erasing old data.
  • • Support WhatsApp, GBWhatsApp, and WhatsApp Business data.
  • • Transfer up to 10 types of data.
  • • Transfer WhatsApp from Google Drive to iPhone.

Here's how Mutsapper works from Android to iPhone:

  1. Install Mutsapper on your Android device.
  2. Open the app and choose the Android to iPhone option to transfer your WhatsApp data.
    open mutsapper and select android to iphone
  3. Log in to your WhatsApp and then tap Next.
    log in to your whatsapp and then tap next
  4. Connect your Android phone to the iPhone and authorize it. You can use an OTG adapter to connect the phones and ensure a fast and transfer. If you don't have an OTG adapter, use the Mutsapper Desktop Toolkit to connect your Android and iPhone to your computer.
    choose a way to connect your phones and authorize it
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions and initiate the WhatsApp transfer from Android to iPhone.
    follow on-screen instructions to send long videos on whatsapp

The process will be completed shortly. After that, you can access your WhatsApp data on your target iPhone.

You can also transfer large WhatsApp videos from iPhone to Android using these steps:

  1. Install Mutsapper on your iPhone device.
  2. Connect your iPhone to your Android device using a USB-C to lightning cable. You can also use an OTG cable. Authorize Mutsapper to access the iPhone. If you don't have a cable, use the Musapper Desktop Toolkit to connect your iPhone and Android phones to the PC.
    choose how you wish to connect your phones and send large videos on whatsapp
  3. Copy the WhatsApp data backup from your iPhone to your Android phone.
    wait as mutsapper copies whatsapp data from iphone to android
  4. Log in to WhatsApp to gain permission to transfer data.
    log in to whatsapp to gain permission to transfer data
  5. Restore WhatsApp on your Android phone by following the guiding tutorial.
    follow the restore guide to send long videos on whatsapp

Tip: You can also check someone's WhatsApp status with one tap. It doesn't matter if you're trying to keep tabs on your kids, employees, or significant other. WaLastseen makes it easy to stay informed. It allows you to track anyone on your contact list. It can help you know multiple contacts' online and offline statuses simultaneously. You get real-time notifications when they come online or go offline!


You've learned how to send long videos on WhatsApp. It's straightforward. You can do it in three ways: as a document, using a shareable link via Google Drive, or by compression.

The first two are the most popular methods. They allow you to send your videos without affecting their quality, although video compression may decrease the quality. It's up to you to choose your ideal method and send that large video on WhatsApp.

Axel Nash
Axel Nash Jun 25, 24
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