WhatsApp is easily the most used instant messenger in the world. With a user base of over a billion people, not many messengers come close. However, when it comes to sharing large files, WhatsApp is a step behind its direct rival Telegram. While Telegram users can share files up to 2GB in size, the maximum file size you can share on WhatsApp is 16MB. Today, we show you the 4 simple ways to send large files, audio, or video on WhatsApp to anyone.
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You can share large files on WhatsApp by uploading them to Google Drive first, then sharing the link with your contacts on WhatsApp. Anyone with the link to the file can access it on Google Drive. Just follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Open Google Drive on your phone and tap the ‘+’ icon, then select ‘Upload’.
Step 2: Select the file, audio, or video you want to upload from your phone library.
Step 3: From the side menu select ‘Recent’.
Step 4: Press the three dots on the file you uploaded and select ‘Copy Link’.
Step 5: The link will be copied to your clipboard. Send the link to the WhatsApp contacts you want to share the file with.
If the video you want to share on WhatsApp is too large to share, you can always try compressing it. Simply download the Video Compressor & Video Cutter app from Google Play Store and follow these easy steps.
Step 1: Install and open Video Compressor and Video Cutter on your phone.
Step 2: Select the video you wish to compress.
Step 3: Select the resolution and quality you want to compress the video in.
Step 4: Select ‘Compress Video’.
Step 5: The compressed video will be saved on your phone. You can now share it with your contacts on WhatsApp.
Resize your Photos
Sometimes, high-quality photos can be too large to send over WhatsApp. You can overcome this issue by resizing your photos. Simply download Photo & Picture Resizer app from Google Play Store and follow these easy steps.
Step 1: Install and open Photo & Picture Resizer app on your phone.
Step 2: Select the picture you want to resize.
Step 3: Select the dimensions for the final picture and press Resize.
Step 4: The resized image will be considerably smaller in file size. You can now share it with your WhatsApp contacts.
Much like Google Drive, Dropbox is a cloud storage service you can use to store and share large files with your friends. Simply download Dropbox to your phone and press the ‘+’ icon to upload any file, image, or audio. Once you’ve successfully uploaded the file on Dropbox, you can share the file link with your contacts on WhatsApp.
If you do not want to download an image resizer app to your phone, you can simply crop your images a little in order to decrease the file size. Alternatively, you can take a screenshot of the image and share it with your WhatsApp contacts. The size of the screenshot will be significantly smaller than the size of the original image. Similarly, you can reduce the length of your video while sending it on WhatsApp to decrease its file size.
Using these easy techniques you can send large files, audio, or video to anyone on Whatsapp. If there are other apps you like to use to compress or share your files, let us know in the comments!
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