WhatsApp's size limit for video files was recently increased to 100MB, but video projects can frequently be much larger – anyone who uses WhatsApp for group projects knows how frustrating it can be to keep everyone up to date with large working files.
Luckily, cutting or resizing your video isn't your only option. And you don't need to upload your video to YouTube to share it in WhatsApp, either. The easiest way to share large video files in WhatsApp 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 WhatsApp
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.
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 red "Publish" button in the upper right-hand corner of the Studio window. Kapwing will start processing you video and scroll through your progress as it happens.
If you want to allow your friends in WhatsApp to edit the video file, as well, you can simply click "Share" in the Studio and copy the editable URL before clicking "Publish" – 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 people you really trust with your content.
3. Share the video in WhatsApp
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 a WhatsApp message and everyone 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.
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