How to Share Media with WhatsApp

September 2016

Besides free text messaging, voice and video calls, WhatsApp Messenger also allows you to share data such as your current location, files, videos and photos with your contacts. In this short tutorial you will learn about the different sharing options available.

You can access all the sharing options of WhatsApp by tapping on the button with small paperclip icon displayed at the top of your conversations:


Several options are available, the first one, namely the Gallery menu allows you to share a photos and videos stored on your phone. If you want to take a photo or record a video with your phone and share it on the spot with WhatsApp, then tap on the Photo or Video menu to trigger the camera app.

The Audio menu allows you record and share voice messages from your phone. It also allows you to share your music files:


The Location menu allows you to share a map with your current location or a nearby location (restaurant, hotel, shopping complex...) with your contacts. Just make sure that WhatsApp has access to your location data. Finally we have the Contact menu which allows you to share the information of a contact with other WhatsApp users.

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