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Sending media, documents, location and contacts

Sending media, documents, location or contacts

  1. Open a chat.
  2. Tap the icon next to the text field.
  3. Choose what you wish to send:
    • Choose Camera to take a new photo or video with your camera. Note: Videos that are recorded using WhatsApp are limited to 16MB.
    • Choose Photo & Video Library to select a photo or video from your iPhone's Camera Roll or albums. After selecting your photo or video, tap the icon at the bottom left to select multiple photos or videos at once.
    • Choose Document to select a document from iCloud Drive or other apps such as Google Drive, Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, etc. Note: Sending a document is only available for users on iOS 8 and later. The maximum allowed file size is 100 MB.
    • Choose Location to send your location or a nearby place.
    • Choose Contact to send the information of a contact. By default, all details stored in the phone's address book for the selected contact will be shared. You can tap items on the Contact Info screen to deselect information that you do not want to be shared.
  4. You can also add captions to photos and videos. Switch between photos to add captions to each one.
  5. Tap the send button.

Note: In order to send media, documents, location or contacts, you will need to grant the app permission to access your iPhone's Location Services, Contacts, Photos and Camera in iPhone Settings > Privacy.

Forwarding media, documents, location or contacts

To forward media, documents, location or contacts from one chat to another:

  1. Open a chat.
  2. Tap and hold the type of message you wish to forward, then tap Forward.
  3. Select any other messages you wish to forward, then tap the on the bottom left of your screen.
  4. Choose the chat you wish to forward the message to then tap Forward.

When you forward media, documents, locations or contacts, you do not have to upload it again, and therefore it will send faster and use less data. All forwarded messages will appear to have come from you.

Note: Captions will not be forwarded along with media.

Learn how to send media, documents, location or contacts on: Android | Windows Phone | Nokia S40 | BlackBerry | Nokia S60 | BlackBerry 10

WhatsApp Support Team