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.
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
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