✎ Key Points:
» You can edit and send videos larger than 16MB on WhatsApp by using the Document option or splitting the file if it’s up to 100MB, but to surpass this limit, consider using Google Drive or WhatsTools app.
» Use the Google Drive app for larger files above 100MB on WhatsApp, ensuring smooth sharing without encountering size restrictions.
The better option can be to compress videos online and then send them on WhatsApp.
WhatsApp File Size 16MB vs 100MB vs More than 100MB:
There are some conflicts in understanding the file size limit on WhatsApp. WhatsApp limits sending a file in a particular size through different methods. Let’s get some points onto that:
◘ WhatsApp limits uploading or sending a video that is more than 16MB [As a video].
◘ In order to counter that limit, you can select the timing in the video and send it parts where every part will be 16MB or lower.
◘ Also, sending document files or zip files has a limit of 100MB, which means you can just make a zip of the videos that will be lower than 100MB in total and can be sent through as a document.
◘ In this way, audio files, docs, PDF files, and others are allowed to be sent under 100MB on WhatsApp.
How To Send More Than 100MB File On WhatsApp:
Try the following methods below:
1. Send Audio files larger than 16MB on WhatsApp
Sending files that are larger than 16MB is not as critical as it is for 100MB files. The Documents option on WhatsApp will let you send any file type that is larger than 16MB and not cross the 100MB even if these are video or audio files.
To send an audio file that is larger than 16MB on WhatsApp,
🔴 Steps To Follow:
Step 1: First of all, open your WhatsApp and then go to the chat of the person to whom you want to send the file.
Step 2: Now, from the type box, on the right-side tap on the attachments icon and then select the ‘Document’ option in order to send the file.
Step 3: This option will allow you to send files above 16MB up to 100MB. Now select any file and send that by tapping on the button.
Step 4: Once the person taps on the file that will be downloaded and saved on their mobile storage. That’s all you have to do to send the files that are larger in size.
2. Using Google Drive
The size recommended for sharing files in WhatsApp messenger is 100MB. Exceeding the size limit requires to following steps:
If you’re on your Google Drive that has the free space left then just upload there and send the link.
In order to send the large file in WhatsApp through Google Drive:
🔴 Steps To Follow:
Step 1: First of all, check the file and rename it for uploading it to Cloud Drive.
Step 2: Now, select the file and tap on the share icon in order to select Google Drive and upload.
Step 3: Next upload the file on Google drive.
Step 4: Click on “three-dots”.
Step 5: Then click on the “Copy link” option.
Step 6: Now paste the link to where you want to send.
Step 7: You are done. Now once the person opens the link the file will be available for download and from there they can download and save the file on the device.
🔯 For iPhone:
For iPhone users, you have to get the help of iCloud drive although it needs to have free space in order to upload the file.
◘ Just upload the file into the iCloud drive that you want to send in WhatsApp.
◘ Now, simply share the link on the chats of those persons to whom you want to send the videos.