WhatsApp increased the maximum duration with which we could send a video from two to three minutes, but it may still be insufficient on some occasions. There are videos, like some of monologues or, as with what I have done the test, an episode of the roadrunner that can last twice or even triple that duration. As a general rule, if we try to send a video of more than three minutes, WhatsApp will ask us to shorten it, as it appears in the image that heads this post. Then how send long videos from WhatsApp without being cut?
The first thing we have to know is that yes the we compress, WhatsApp will allow us to send those videos that have extra minutes. Why do we want to send those videos with 640 × 480 resolution if they are going to watch it on an approximately 5-inch phone? In addition, what we usually send by WhatsApp are videos that are not very important and, anyway, the application would also compress it if you let us send them. For the application to do, we do it. Next we will teach you to send videos of more than three minutes on WhatsApp.
How to send long videos from WhatsApp without being cut
The process is very simple and, once you get the hang of it, it will be much faster.
- What we have to do is download Video Compressor, which is a simple application that will allow us to compress the videos in three different sizes for different cases.
- Once the application is downloaded, we will simply open it, choose a video and we will compress it in the smallest size of the three, which is playing in the circle that says “Low” and that reduces it to 224 × 128. Once the conversion is finished, ask us if we want to delete the original video. There we do what we prefer, but I recommend saving the original.
- Now we just have to send the video as we would usually do, either from the reel or from WhatsApp.