If you're not using Discord, you should be. What started as a place for gamers to discuss, chat, and share content has blossomed into one of the most useful community-based social media engines on the internet.
While Discord's uses have expanded far beyond gaming, the platform still has its limitations. For instance, even though Discord allows users to attach video files in a server and even record video directly using the mobile app, the size limit for video files is only 8MB – anyone who uses Discord regularly is probably familiar with the "your files are too powerful!" pop-up.
Luckily, cutting or resizing your video isn't your only option. And you don't need to upload your video to YouTube and share in in Discord, either. The easiest way to share large video files in Discord is to create a shareable video URL using Kapwing. Here's what you should know:
- Upload your video to the Kapwing Studio
- Process the video (or copy the link)
- Share the video in Discord
Step 1: Upload your video to the Kapwing Studio
Here, you have a few options to upload your video file. If you have it saved on your device, you can click the Upload button and find it in your file browser. Or, if it’s been uploaded to YouTube or stored online in DropBox or Google Drive, you can simply paste the link to its online location.
Step 2: Process the video (or copy the link)
Here, you actually have a couple of options. Most likely, you'll want to click the green Export button in the upper right-hand corner of the Studio window. Kapwing will start processing you video and show your progress as it happens.
If you want to allow people in your Discord server to edit the video file, as well, you can simply click Share in the Studio and copy the editable URL before clicking Export – you'll need to sign in using Google or Facebook, if you haven't already. Sharing this link lets anyone with the URL enter the Studio themselves to watch your video and make changes to it. Of course, you should only share the Studio link with users you really trust with your content.
If you're not signed into a Kapwing account, sign in or sign up using your Google or Facebook account – once you've signed into a Kapwing account, the watermark in the lower right corner will be removed from your final video.
3. Share the video in Discord
Once your video is finished processing, click the Copy Link button, and a short URL for your uploaded video will be copied to your clipboard. Simply paste this in your Discord server and everyone else can watch it immediately in Kapwing. And if you copied the editable link from your Studio project, everyone in the server can make their own edits to the video in real-time.
Tag us @KapwingApp whenever you share your content on social media– we love to see what our creators are passionate about! And be sure to subscribe to the Kapwing Resources page – we’re constantly writing new tutorial and features to help you make the most out of Kapwing.