How To Send Media on WhatsApp

October 2016

WhatsApp gives you the ability to send photos, videos, and audio messages to your contacts, without the need for you to switch to your application, or even leave a conversation window. Users also have the option of forwarding any media files they receive on the platform (read more about forwarding information in our "How To" section).

This article will give you a quick run though of how to share media files on WhatsApp. Please note that depending on the platform you're using (i.e. iOS, Android, or Windows), the process or language used on the application, itself may vary slightly.

How To Send Photos and Videos on WhatsApp

The process for sending photo and video media files over WhatsApp is nearly identical.

Take and Send a Picture with WhatsApp

Tap on the camera icon located next to the message field:

The camera screen will open. Tap on the round button to take a picture:

Press and hold the round button to record a video.

You will have the opportunity to review your media before sending. If you're happy with your content, simply click on the Send option.

Share Media from Your Gallery on WhatsApp

Tap on the paperclip button located at the top right corner of your screen. Then tap the camera icon to access your gallery:

Select the photo(s) or video(s) you would like to send and then click on Next. You will now have the option of including text in your media message (note that if multiple files are selected, the text will send with the last file). Enter your message and then click Send.

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