How to edit photos and videos

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iPhone
Web and Desktop
Mac
WhatsApp allows you to personalize your photos and videos by adding stickers, emoji, text, freehanded drawings, and filters.
Edit photos and videos
Take a new photo or video
  1. Tap
    or
    >
    .
  2. Tap Video or Photo, then take a new photo or record a new video.
  3. Start editing your photo or video.
Use an existing photo or video
  1. Tap
    or
    >
    .
  2. Choose a photo or video.
  3. Start editing your photo or video.
Adjust the quality of your photo or video message
  1. Tap
    , 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.
  2. Tap Done.
Note: The ability to send HD videos may not be available in all countries at this time.
Crop or rotate your photo or video
  1. Tap
    .
    • To crop your photo, drag any of the handles, then drag them in or out to the desired size.
    • To rotate a photo, tap
      repeatedly.
    • Tap Cancel to undo all your changes and revert to the original size and rotation.
  2. Tap Done when you’ve finished.
Apply a filter to your photo or video
  1. Swipe up on the photo or video.
  2. Select 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 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
    .
Add text to your photo or video
  1. Tap
    at the top of the screen.
  2. Type the desired text in the text box.
  3. Tap Done when you’ve finished.
  4. To delete a text box, drag it to
    .
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.
    • To change the font type, tap
      repeatedly. The font changes each time. Tap the screen to confirm the new font type.
  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.
  3. Tap anywhere on the screen when you’ve finished.
Draw 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
      .
  4. Tap Done when you’ve finished.
Blur all or part of a photo
  1. Tap
    >
    .
  2. Use your finger to blur any part of the photo.
    • Tap
      to undo the blur effect.
  3. Tap Done when you’ve finished.
Mute your video
Tap
to turn off the audio in your video.
Send your media
Once you’ve finished editing your media, tap
.
Related resources
How to send media
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