Sharing videos on WhatsApp is a common practice, but the quality of the videos often gets compromised during the sending process. Though WhatsApp automatically compresses videos to save data and ensure faster transmission, this feature can be disadvantageous when you want to share high-quality videos. However, you can still send high-quality videos on WhatsApp without losing much of their quality. Here’s the step-by-step guide.
Use Document Feature to Send High-Quality Videos
Instead of sending your video as a media file, you can send it as a document. WhatsApp doesn’t compress documents, so this will retain the quality of your video. Here’s how you do it:
- Open the chat where you want to share the video.
- Click on the attachment icon (a paperclip) on the bottom of the screen.
- In the menu that pops up, select “Document”.
- On the next screen, click on “Browse other docs…”.
- Find your video in your files and select it.
- Click “Send”.
Note: The maximum file size limit for documents is 100MB. If your video is larger than this, you’ll need to compress it first or use another method.
Use Google Drive or Other Cloud Services
If your video is too large to be sent as a document on WhatsApp, you can use Google Drive or similar cloud services. Here’s how:
- Upload your video to Google Drive.
- Once the video is uploaded, click on the three dots next to the video file and select “Share”.
- Click “Copy Link”.
- Go back to your WhatsApp conversation.
- Paste the copied link into the chat and send it.
You can also use other cloud services like Dropbox or OneDrive in a similar way.
Use a Video Compressor
If the above methods are not feasible, you can use a video compressor app. These apps reduce the file size of your video without compromising its quality too much. There are plenty of free and paid video compressors available on the App Store and Google Play Store. Once you’ve compressed your video, you can send it on WhatsApp like you normally would.
In conclusion, while WhatsApp may reduce the quality of videos sent as media files, there are several workarounds you can use to send high-quality videos. Remember, however, that the recipient’s device also affects the quality of the video. Even if you send a high-quality video, it might not appear as high-quality on a device with a low-resolution screen.