About video notes

Video notes on WhatsApp allow you to instantly record and share up to 60-second video notes directly in the chat. You can send a short video to stay connected to each other.
  • We’re rolling out updates to this feature. Some users may not yet be able to send video notes using the camera icon. If this update isn’t available to you yet, you can still send video notes by tapping the microphone icon to switch from voice to video recording, then pressing and holding the video camera icon to start recording.
  • To access new WhatsApp feature updates, we recommend updating WhatsApp to the latest version. Learn how here.

Record video notes

You can send a video note to an individual chat or group in one of two ways:
  • Press and hold the camera icon next to the text field to begin recording your note.
  • Use lock mode to record hands-free video notes.

Forward or save video notes

Your video notes are private. Only you can forward your own video notes. No one else can forward your video note to another WhatsApp chat. It’s not possible to save your video notes.

Preview and play video notes you've received

When you receive a video note on WhatsApp, it'll appear as a muted preview that auto-plays three times on loop. To play a video note you’ve received, tap the video note preview in the chat. The note will enlarge and start playing from the beginning. While the video note is playing, you can pause it by tapping or clicking the video, or by scrolling away from it. Resume the video by tapping or clicking it again.

Delete video notes

As with other messages, you have a limited time to delete the video notes for yourself or everyone in the chat. When you select Delete for me, your recipients will still see the notes in their chat screen. Video notes you select as Delete for everyone will remove that note from everyone’s chat screen. Delete for everyone is useful if you’ve sent a video note to the wrong chat or if the video note you sent contains a mistake.

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