How to Compress Video for WhatsApp & Send Long Videos on WhatsApp

Part 1: WhatsApp Video Size Limit

While chatting with friends on the WhatsApp app, you can take a new video or choose an existing video to send.

Part 2: How to Compress Video for WhatsApp on Desktop

How to compress video for WhatsApp? Check out the 4 video compressors.

#1. MiniTool MovieMaker

MiniTool MovieMaker is a useful video compressor for WhatsApp. With it, you can easily reduce the WhatsApp video file size by adjusting the quality and resolution without destroying video integrity.

#2. Clideo

If you want to compress video online for WhatsApp, Clideo is a great choice. This online video editor has tools to merge, compress, resize, cut, loop, and crop videos, adjust video speed, add subtitles, and more.

#3. FreeConvert

FreeConvert is also an online video compressor for WhatsApp. It supports almost all video file types, thus you can add any video to convert and compress for WhatsApp. FreeConvert also compresses GIFs, images, MP3, WAV, trim videos, and more.

#4. XConvert

Another video compressor for WhatsApp is XConvert. It can compress MP4, WebM, MOV, and MKV video files, and this video compressor enables you to control the compression percentage. Here’s how it works.

Part 3: How to Send Large Videos on WhatsApp on Phone

From the above contents, we learn that the maximum WhatsApp video file size is 16MB, about 30 seconds to 3 minutes of video. If you select an existing video that’s larger than 16MB, you need to compress, trim, or split it before sending this video on the WhatsApp app.

How to Send Large Videos on WhatsApp via Google Drive

Step 1. Open Google Drive on your phone and click the + icon.

How to Send Long Videos on WhatsApp via Dropbox

Step 1. Open the Dropbox app and click on the + icon to upload your video.

Part 4: How to Convert Video for WhatsApp

To send an unsupported video file on WhatsApp, you should convert it to the format compatible with WhatsApp and even compress it to meet the WhatsApp video specs.

  • WhatsApp Video Formats: MP4, AVI, MKV, 3GP, etc.


To compress a video for WhatsApp, you can change video quality and resolution, trim and split it to make it shorter. Just choose the way you need and try MiniTool MovieMaker to compress video for WhatsApp to meet your needs. Also, you can try MiniTool Video Converter to convert and compress a video for WhatsApp.



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