How to Send Large Files on WhatsApp (Android Phone, iPhone and More)

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2020-05-25 / Update for  Android Data

It becomes a headache when it comes to sending a video file that you recorded with your Android phone via WhatsApp. You should know that WhatsApp has a file size limit of 16MB for videos, music and images as well. Even so, there's still a solution for this. This guide will tell you exactly how to send large video files on WhatsApp (iPhone and Android), which also works for how to send large audio files on whatsapp and images.

how to send large video files on whatsapp android
Pic.- Media file too large

Part 1: How to Send Large Files on WhatsApp (Videos and Audios Included)

When record videos or audios, we don't care much about the size, as external storage space is not a big concern for most smart phones. And recording an HD video on Android or iPhone using the highest available settings would mean that even a 30 second video will be easily around 15 to 20 MB in size.

Way 1: How to Send Long Videos on Whatsapp with Dropbox

To transfer or share these files you can upload your files to any cloud service you prefer to and copy the download link. One well-know cloud service is Dropbox which can be downloaded to Android, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, PC and more. You can use the free cloud services and its apps to share and manage your files.

If you haven't install Dropbox, download Dropbox for your Android/iPhone with the link below or from Google Play/App Store.

Then, follow the steps below:

  • From your smartphone, tap the drop-down arrow on the Dropbox app, and then select Share.

  • A list will appear with Copy link at the very top and a list of other mobile apps you can use to share the link with.
  • Dropbox for iOS and Blackberry should also work in a similar fashion.

    how to send large file on whatsapp
    Pic.- Share link
  • Open your WhatsApp on your smartphone, find the people you want to share the large file with from your contacts.
  • Set up a conversation and paste the link you just get from Dropbox.
  • When the link is opened, the person you shared it with will be able to download the file to their own computer or mobile phone.

Way 2: How to Send Big Video on WhatsApp through Google Drive

If you cannot send big video on WhatsApp, then it's time to use Google Drive. Google Drive is a cloud server, it can help you save any kinds of files, like large video files, audio files and much more. You can easily send large video and audio files with it. Below are the steps:

  • Open Google Drive, click on the Plus icon to upload your video or audio files.

    upload files to google drive
    Pic.- Upload files
  • Once upload complete, press on the file until you see a pop-up message, select the option "Copy the link".
  • Go to WhatsApp, paste the link you copied and send it to your friend.

Way 3: How to Send File Larger Than 20MB via WhatsApp

You may know that WhatsApp cannot send a file more than 16MB, if you don't want to use the methods we provided above, then you can have a try of video converters.

As there are many online converter can help to reduce the video size, you can simply search from Google, or try these sites we have listed below:

Part 2: A Tip of How to Transfer WhatsApp Between iPhone and Android without Limits

Some times, when you get a new iPhone or Android device, you may need to transfer your WhatsApp data from the old device to the new one. However, it's not easy when you have two device with different system, that's what we want to talk below.

iCareFone - iOS WhatsApp Transfer, Backup & Restore is a great file manage tool, you can use it to manage your iOS files easliy. And also transfer WhatsApp without any limits. Check the features below:

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Pic.- Transfer WhatsApp
  • Transfer WhatsApp from Android to Android
  • Transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to Android
  • Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone
  • Transfer WhatsApp from iPhone to iPhone
  • Backup WhatsApp chats and restore to iPhone
  • Restore iPhone WhatsApp Backup to Android

For more detailed steps, you can click here: WhatsApp transfer guide, or you can check this video guide.


That's all about how to send large videos/audio files on WhatsApp, you can try any one you like. Besides sharing large video, audio files on WhatsApp, you can also transfer WhatsApp messages from Android to iPhone or vice versa with Tenorshare iCareFone.

  Updated on 2020-05-25 / Update for  Android Data

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