If you want to send someone a large attachment, the only viable method is email. But nowadays messaging platforms are so fast and advanced that you can easily use them to transfer files to your contacts. But these platforms naturally have file size limits, so what do you do when you need to send something larger? Here’s how to send large files on WhatsApp
How to adjust image download quality on WhatsApp (Android and iPhone)
Before getting into more boring options, it’s always helpful to look at the obvious ones first.
Pictures are the easiest thing to send – you can compress them with zip software and lower the image quality a bit to reduce the file size even further. WhatsApp has a built-in feature where you can specify that it should send lower quality images.
On Android and iPhone, go to Settings > Data & Storage Usage > Media Download Quality. option at the bottom of the page.
Now select the media quality to download. data provider You will likely get the biggest savings.
How to send a large video, photo, and document file on WhatsApp (Android and iPhone)
Once you reduce the file size as much as possible, the best option for sending files on WhatsApp for Android is Google Drive and iCloud or Google Drive for iPhone.
Google Drive (Android)
If you have a large video, file folder, or other large attachment, it’s best to upload it to Google Drive first, assuming you have the space. If not, you will need to upgrade your storage limit or clean up first.
First, go to Google Files (which should already be installed on your device) and locate the file you want to send. In this case, it’s a video.
Long press on the file and a menu will appear. He chooses Backup to Google Drive. You will be asked to confirm the Drive account and destination folder. Then click to send the file.
When you get a notification that the file has been successfully uploaded to Google Drive, go to the Drive app and locate the file. Tap the three vertical dots next to it for sharing options.
You must ensure that the person you are sending the file to has the necessary access permissions to the file. Click on Manage people and links.
less link parametersMake sure the link is set to Anyone have the link. If not, or if you want to change it for tighter control, tap on release to change link settings. Once it’s the way you want it, click the channel icon to the right of File link parameters Copy the download link to your clipboard.
Now paste the link in the WhatsApp window and send it.
You can also use the Google Drive method above on iPhone, but you may also prefer to use iCloud since it’s built into iOS. Moreover, the iCloud method is much easier and faster.
Navigate to the location of the file (in this case, the same video in my camera roll) and select it. Now tap on the share menu and select Copy the iCloud link.
This creates a one-time temporary download link for the iCloud video. Wait about ten seconds for the link to be created. when the fund Set up the iCloud link dialog It disappears, the link is copied and ready to be pasted.
In this case, we want to send the link by WhatsApp, so go to the app and paste the link in the message box. The download link is valid for one month.
If you send the file to someone who also has an iPhone, the file will open in their default iOS app (the camera roll for photos and videos, for example). Android recipients will be redirected to iCloud.com, Where they can download the file or watch it online.
Other ways to send large files on WhatsApp
If for some reason iCloud or Google Drive does not allow sending your files to WhatsApp, other possibilities include.
- Dropbox or OneDrive links.
- Videos have been uploaded to YouTube as unlisted or private.
- File transfer service like We pass.
- Upload to your domain.
You can then paste the links generated from any of these methods into a WhatsApp message to your contact.