How to Send Long Videos on WhatsApp

January 12, 2021Ashley Mae

WhatsApp is a popular messaging app available for iOS and Android smartphones. It lets you send videos, text messages, voice and video calls, images and documents. Not only is WhatsApp simple to use, it also offers multiple features and customizations than the default message app on your device.

One limitation of WhatsApp is that the maximum video size is 16 MB. So what if you want to send video larger than 16 MB? No worries. This post will show you efficient ways to send long videos on WhatsApp without worrying about video size.

Send Long Videos on Whatsapp

Part 1. How to Send Large Videos of WhatsApp in Google Drive

Google Drive is a safe cloud service to backup and access all your files from your device. With the help of Google Drive, you can easily upload and share large videos on WhatsApp via the Google Drive link.

Google Drive Se Video
Step 1:
Open Google Drive on your phone and click on the "+" icon on your home screen.
Step 2:
Select Upload from all the options displayed, and upload the large videos to Google Drive.
Step 3:
After uploading, you can tap on the three dots icon and select Copy link option.
Step 4:
Then open WhatsApp app and send the Google Drive link to someone you want to share.

Learn more: how to upload iPhone photos to Google Drive.

Part 2. How to Send Long Videos on WhatsApp via Dropbox

Another tool you can use to send long videos on WhatsApp is Dropbox. It is easy to use without compressing video quality. With Dropbox Transfer, you can send video files larger than 16 MB on WhatsApp on iPhone. Follow the simple steps in detail to send long videos on WhatsApp.

Dropbox Send Video
Step 1:
Install Dropbox app on your phone and register an account.
Step 2:
Open Dropbox, tap the "+" icon and select the Upload files option. You can select a large video, photo or any desired file.
Step 3:
After uploading, tap the three dots icon next to the video and select Share option.
Step 4:
Tap the option to at the bottom right. Then choose Copy Link option.

Part 3. How to Transfer Full Length Video with WhatsApp Transfer for iOS

You can easily send long videos on WhatsApp with the cloud tools. If you want to transfer WhatsApp video from one iPhone to another, you can try Aiseesoft WhatsApp Transfer for iOS. It is the file transfer tool for iOS devices that helps you transfer WhatsApp videos, photos, audio and contacts from old iPhone to a new one. You can free download it and have a try.

WhatsApp Transfer for iOS


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How to transfer WhatsApp video between iOS device

Step 1:
Install and launch this WhatsMate transfer tool on your computer. You can select WhatsApp Transfer for iOS to enter the main interface.
Select WhatsApp Transfer
Step 2:
Connect your old iPhone and the new one to computer via USB cables, and click on Device-to-device Transfer at the left side.
Select Device-to-device Transfer
Step 3:
You can use the Switch function to make your old iPhone as the source device and the new iPhone as the target device. Then click Start Transfer button to transfer all WhatsApp video in seconds.
Transfer WhatsApp Between iPhones

This WhatsApp Transfer for iOS also enables iPhone users to back up WhatsApp messages, messages, pictures, audio, attachments and other data to computer.

Part 4: FAQs of Sending Long Videos on WhatsApp

What is the maximum length of video you can send on WhatsApp?

The maximum file size that you can send via WhatsApp is 16 MB. That is equal to 90 minute or 3 minutes of video. The duration may vary based on the video quality.

What video format does WhatsApp support?

The various video formats supported by WhatsApp include MP4, MOV, AVI, 3GP and MKV.

Is WhatsApp safe to send videos?

WhatsApp announced that once the user messages are delivered, they are deleted from WhatsApp servers. Even so, WhatsApp data like videos, chats, voice messages can be stored on receiver's device.


We have summarized 3 workable methods to send long videos on WhatsApp. You can use the cloud services or a professional WhatsApp transfer tool. Besides transferring large video files, Aiseesoft WhatsApp Transfer for iOS also helps you back up and restore WhatsApp data and export WhatsApp chats in a flexible way. Did you encounter any problem following the steps mentioned above? Let us know your thoughts in the comments area below.

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