How to edit photos and videos

Android
iPhone
Web and Desktop
WhatsApp allows you to personalize your photos and videos by adding stickers, emoji, text, freehanded drawings, and filters.
Note: These features are only available on iOS 12 or newer.
Editing photos and videos
Taking a new photo or video
  1. Tap Attach
    > Camera
    next to the text field, then take a new photo or video.
  2. Start editing your photo or video.
Using an existing photo or video
  1. Tap Attach
    > Camera
    next to the text field, then choose an existing item from your Photo & Video Library.
  2. Start editing your photo or video.
Cropping or rotating your photo or video
  1. Tap Crop and Rotate
    .
    • Tap the Aspect Ratio
      button to select one of the presets.
      To manually crop your media, drag any of the handles in or out to the desired size.
    • To rotate your photo or video, tap
      repeatedly.
    • Tap Reset to undo all your changes and revert to the original size and rotation.
  2. Tap Done when you’ve finished.
Applying a filter to your photo or video
  1. Swipe up on you photo or video.
  2. Select a filter.
  3. Tap Done when you’ve finished.
Adding stickers or emojis to your photo or video
  1. Tap the Emoji
    > Sticker or Emoji
  2. Tap the item that 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 the photo or video when you’ve finished.
Adding text to your photo or video
  1. Tap Text
    at the top of the screen.
  2. Type the desired text in the text field.
  3. Tap Done when you’ve finished.
  4. To delete a text box, drag it to the Trash Can that appears.
Changing the appearance of your text
  1. Tap the text box:
    • To change the text color, slide your finger up and down the Color selector.
    • To change the font, tap Text
      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.
  2. Tap anywhere on the screen when you’ve finished.
    Note: You can also select the font and color before adding your text.
Drawing on your photo or video
  1. Tap Draw
    .
  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 freehanded drawings.
    • To delete a line while drawing, tap Undo
      .
  4. Tap Done when you’ve finished.
Blurring all or part of your photo
  1. Tap
  2. Tap the Blur tool
    located below your photo.
  3. Use your finger to blur any part of your 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
to Send it.
Related resources:
How to send media on iPhone
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