How to edit photos and videos

Android
iOS
Web at Desktop
Mac
You can personalize your photos and videos by adding stickers, emoji, text, freehanded drawings, and filters and more.
Edit photos and videos
Take a new photo or video
  1. Tap a chat.
  2. Tap
    camera
    or
    attach
    >
    camera
    .
  3. Tap Video or Photo, then take a new photo or record a new video.
  4. Start editing your photo or video.
Use an existing photo or video
  1. Tap a chat.
  2. Tap
    camera
    or
    attach
    >
    photos and videos
    .
  3. Choose a photo or video.
  4. Start editing your photo or video.
Adjust the quality of your photo or video message
Tap
hd media
, then tap:
    • Standard quality to send a standard quality photo or video. Standard quality photos and videos use less data and are sent faster than HD quality photos and videos.
    • HD quality to send a high quality photo or video. HD quality photos and videos are clearer than Standard quality photos and videos, but use more data and take longer to send.
Note: HD media isn’t currently available for status updates or profile pictures.
Crop or rotate your photo or video
  1. Tap
    crop or rotate
    .
    • To crop your photo, drag any of the handles, then drag them in or out to the desired size.
    • To rotate a photo, tap
      rotate
      repeatedly.
    • Tap Cancel to undo all your changes and go back to the original size and rotation.
  2. Tap Done when you’ve finished.
Trim a video
  1. Drag the slider at the top to trim the video.
  2. Tap
    play
    to preview your newly trimmed video.
Apply a filter to your photo or video
  1. Swipe up on the photo or video.
  2. Tap a filter.
  3. Tap the photo or video to continue editing.
Add stickers or emoji to your photo or video
  1. Tap
    > Stickers or Emoji.
  2. Tap the sticker or emoji 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
    delete editing status
    .
Add text to your photo or video
  1. Tap
    text
    at the top of the screen.
  2. Enter the text in the text box.
  3. Tap Done, or anywhere on the photo or video, when you’ve finished.
  4. To delete a text box, drag it to
    delete editing status
    .
Change the appearance of your text
  1. Tap the text box to change the text color and font type.
    • To change the text color, and slide your finger up and down the Color selector or tap a color.
    • Tap the font type at the bottom of the screen to select a font.
  2. Tap Done to make other changes to your text.
    • 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.
Add a caption
Enter a caption in the text box. Tap
to add emoji.
Draw 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
      brush small
      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.
Blur all or part of a photo
  1. Tap
    draw
    >
    brush small
    .
  2. Use your finger to blur any part of the photo.
    • Tap
      undo
      to undo the blur effect.
  3. Tap Done when you’ve finished.
Mute your video
Tap
mute video
to turn off the audio in your video.
Send your media
Once you’ve finished editing your media, tap
. Tap the contact or group to send your media, then tap
send
to send.
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