How to edit photos and videos

Android
iPhone
WhatsApp allows you to personalize your photos and videos by adding stickers, emoji, text, freehanded drawings, and filters.
Editing photos and videos
Taking a new photo or video
  1. Tap Attach
    > Camera
    in the text field.
  2. Tap Video or Photo, then record a new video or take a new photo.
  3. Start editing your photo or video.
Using an existing photo or video
  1. Tap Attach
    > Gallery
    in the text field.
  2. Choose a photo or video.
  3. Start editing your photo or video.
Cropping or rotating your photo
  1. Tap
    .
    • To crop a photo, tap and hold any of the handles, then drag them in or out to the desired size.
    • To rotate a photo, tap Rotate
      repeatedly.
  2. Tap Done when you’ve finished.
Applying a filter to your photo
  1. Swipe up on the photo.
  2. Select a filter.
  3. Tap the photo when you’ve finished.
Adding stickers or emoji to your photo or video
  1. Tap
    > Stickers or Emoji.
  2. Tap the item you’d like to use.
    • To move the item, tap and hold it, then drag it.
    • To resize the item, pinch in or out to make it smaller or larger.
    • To rotate the item, pinch and turn it.
  3. Tap anywhere on your photo when you’ve finished.
  4. To delete an emoji or sticker, drag it to the Trash Can
    that appears.
Adding text to your photo or video
  1. Tap Text
    at the top of the screen.
  2. Type the desired text in the text box.
  3. Tap Done when you’ve finished.
Changing the appearance of your text
  1. Tap the text box.
    • To change the text color, and slide your finger up and down the Color selector.
    • To change the font type, tap
      repeatedly. The font changes each time. Tap the screen to confirm the new font type.
    • To resize the text, pinch in or out to make it smaller or larger.
    • To rotate the text, pinch and turn the text box.
    • To move the text box, drag it to a new location.
  2. Tap anywhere on the screen when you’ve finished.
  3. Note: You can also select the font and color before adding your text.
Drawing on your photo or video
  1. Tap
    .
  2. Select the pen color and thickness.
    • To change the pen color, slide your finger up and down the Color selector.
    • You can change the pen thickness by tapping one of the
      icons below your photo.
  3. Use your finger to create freehand drawings.
    • To delete a line while drawing, tap Undo
      .
  4. Tap Done when you’ve finished.
Blurring all or part of a photo
  1. Tap
    .
  2. Tap the Blur
    tool, located below your photo.
  3. Use your finger to blur any part of the photo.
    • Tap
      to Undo the blur effect.
  4. Tap Done when you’ve finished.
Muting your video
  1. Tap Mute
    to turn off the audio in your video.
Sending your media
Once you’ve finished editing your media, tap Send
.
Related resources
How to send media on Android
WhatsApp allows you to personalize your photos by adding stickers, emoji, text, and freehand drawings.
Editing photos
Attaching a photo or video
  1. Click
    next to the text field.
    • To take a new photo with your webcam, click
      >
      .
      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 & Videos and choose one from your Gallery.
      Click Plus
      to attach additional photos or videos.
  2. Start editing your photo.
Cropping or rotating a photo
  1. Click
    • 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
      or
      .
    • To Undo or Redo a change you’ve made to the photo, click
      or
      as many times as needed.
    • To revert the photo to the original size and rotation, click Reset.
  2. Click Done when you’ve finished.
Adding emoji or stickers
  1. Click Emoji
    or Stickers
    .
  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
      .
  3. Click Done when you’ve finished.
Adding text
  1. Click Text
    .
  2. Type the desired text in the text box.
  3. Click Done when you’ve finished.
  4. To delete the text, click the text box, then click
    .
Changing the appearance of your text
  1. Click the text box.
    • To change the font, click the Font selector
      below your photo.
    • To change the text color, select one of the colors
      below your picture.
      You can choose a custom color by clicking the Color Selector
      and dragging the square to a color.
    • Note: You can also select the font and color before adding your text.
    • 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.
Drawing on your photograph
  1. Click
    • To change the pen color, click one of the colors
      below your picture.
      You can choose a custom color by clicking the Color Selector
      and dragging the square to a color.
    • To change the pen thickness, click one of the three gray circles
      .
    • Note: You can also select the pen color and thickness before adding your drawing.
  2. Click and hold anywhere on the photograph, and drag to make freehanded drawings.
  3. To delete a line immediately after you’ve drawn it, click
    .
    • Clicking
      adds the line or drawing back to the photo.
  4. Click Done when you’ve finished.
Blurring all or part of a photo
  1. Click
    • 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 the Blur Selector
      below your photo.
    • To decrease or increase the amount of blur move the Slider
      to the left or right.
  2. Click Done when you’ve finished.
    • To remove the blur effect, click it, then click
      .
Sending your media
Once you’ve finished editing your media, click Send
.
Related resources
How to send media: Web & Desktop
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