How to edit photos and videos

Android
iOS
Web and Desktop
Mac
You can personalize your photos by adding stickers, emoji, text, and freehand drawings, and more.
Edit photos
Attach a photo or video
  1. Open an individual or group chat.
  2. Click
    next to the text field.
    • To take a new photo with your webcam, click
      camera
      >
      camera
      .

      You can click Retake if you want to take a new photo to replace the one you’ve just taken.
    • To use an existing photo or video, click Photos & Video and choose one from your Gallery.
    • Click
      to attach additional photos or videos.
  3. Start editing your photo.
Adjust the quality of your photo message
  1. Click
    hd media
    , then click:
    • Standard quality to send a standard quality photo. Standard quality photos use less data and are sent faster than HD quality photos.
    • HD quality to send a high quality photo. HD quality photos are clearer than Standard quality photos, but use more data and take longer to send.
Crop or rotate your photo
  1. Click on the photo.
  2. Click
    crop rotate
    .
    • To crop a photo, click and drag any of the handles in or out to the desired size.
    • To rotate a photo to the left or right, click
      redo
      or
      redo
      .
    • To undo or redo a change you’ve made to the photo, click
      undo
      or
      redo
      as many times as needed.
    • To revert the photo to the original size and rotation, click Reset.
  3. Click Done when you’ve finished.
Trim a video
  1. Drag the slider at the top to trim the video.
  2. Click to preview your newly trimmed video.
Add emoji or stickers to your photo
  1. Click
    emoji
    or
    sticker
    .
  2. Click an item you’d like to use.
    • To move the item, click and hold it, then drag it to a different location on the photo.
    • To resize the item, click it, then click and hold the handle in the corner of the box, and drag it in or out to make it smaller or larger.
    • To rotate the item, click it, then click and hold the handle at the top of the box, and drag it in a circle.
    • To delete an item, click it, then click
      sticker
      .
  3. Click Done when you’ve finished.
Add text to your photo
  1. Click
    text tool
    .
  2. Type the desired text in the text box. You can add emoji by clicking
    emoji
    .
  3. Click Done when you’ve finished.
  4. To delete the text, click the text box, then click
    sticker
    .
Change the appearance of your text
  1. Click the text box.
    • To change the font TYPE, click
      font selector
      below your photo and select a font. You can also choose to center, left align or right align the font.
    • To change the text color, select one of the colors
      pen or text color
      below your picture. You can choose a custom color by clicking the
      open or close menu
      and dragging the square to a color.
    • To resize the text, drag the handle in the corner of the text box, in or out to make it smaller or larger.
    • To rotate the text, click and drag the handle at the top of the text box, in a circle.
    • To move the text, click and drag the textbox to a new location on the picture.
    • Click Background to remove or add the background in the text box.
  2. Click Done when you’ve finished.
Draw on your photo
  1. Click
    pen
    • To change the pen color, click one of the colors
      pen or text color
      below your picture. You can choose a custom color by clicking
      open or close menu
      and dragging the square to a color.
    • To change the pen thickness, click one of the three gray circles.
  2. To delete a line immediately after you’ve drawn it, click
    undo
    .
    • Clicking
      redo
      adds the line or drawing back to the photo.
  3. Click Done when you’ve finished.
Blur all or part of your photo
  1. Click
    blur tool
    • To move the blurred area, drag the box to a new location of the picture.
    • To resize it, drag any of the handles in or out to make it smaller or larger.
    • You can change blur effect by clicking
      open or close menu
      below your photo.
    • To decrease or increase the amount of blur move
      blur slider
      to the left or right.
  2. Click Done when you’ve finished.
    • To remove the blur effect, click it, then click
      sticker
      .
Send your media
Once you’ve finished editing your media, click
sticker
.
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