How to send media

Web and Desktop
Share media, documents, location, or contacts
  1. Open an individual or group chat.
  2. Tap Attach
    . Then, tap:
    • Document to select a document from your phone.
    • Camera to take a picture with your camera.
    • Gallery to select an existing photo or video from your phone. Tap and hold to select multiple images.
    • Audio to send existing audio from your phone.
    • Location to send your location or a nearby place. Learn more about sharing your device's location in this article.
    • Contact to send the information of a contact saved in your phone's address book over WhatsApp.
  3. You can also add captions to photos and videos. Swipe between photos to add captions to each one.
  4. Tap Send
  • You can send up to 100 photos or videos at once, and add a caption to each photo or video.
  • The maximum allowed document size is 2 GB. To send a document within WhatsApp, the document must be saved locally on your phone. Alternatively, WhatsApp will appear as an option in the share menu of apps that handle documents. When you download a document, it’ll be automatically saved in your WhatsApp Documents folder: WhatsApp/Media/WhatsApp Documents, which can be accessed with a file explorer app.
Send high-quality media
  1. Tap WhatsApp More Options > Settings.
  2. Tap Storage and data> Media upload quality > Photo upload quality.
  3. Tap Auto (recommended), Best quality or Data saver.
  4. Note: High-resolution media will use more data.
Forward media, documents, locations, or contacts
  1. Open an individual or group chat.
  2. Tap and hold the type of message you wish to forward. You can select multiple messages.
  3. Tap Forward
  4. Choose the chat you wish to forward the message to.
  5. Tap Send
When you forward media, documents, locations, or contacts, you don't have to upload them again. Any forwarded messages that weren't originally sent by you will display a "Forwarded" label.
Note: Captions won't be forwarded along with media. You won't be able to forward messages to broadcast lists.
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