Transfer Videos between Mobile Phones using WhatsApp

whatsapp for mobileWhatsApp is very handy when it comes to file exchange between different mobile phones. Most people use WhatsApp mainly to send free text messages, make free phone calls. But it can do a lot more than just a instant messaging app. Similar to its competitors, like WeChat app, you can now use WhatsApp to transfer videos between phones, like from Android to iOS, iOS to Android, from Android to Android, from iOS to iOS. In this guide, we will show you the quick steps to copy videos from iPhone to Android phone using WhatsApp. Sounds interesting? Follow below steps to easily transfer videos from iPhone to Android, from Android to iPhone or between any phones. It is straightforward and best of all, it is totally free.

How to transfer videos from iPhone to Android through WhatsApp?

If you do not have WhatsApp on your iPhone, go to download WhatsApp for iPhone from App Store here. Run WhatsApp on iPhone, open its Chats window, select the contact you want to share your videos on iPhone with. Under the bottom of the screen on your smartphone, you will find a Share or upload icon on the bottom left corner which is in front of the box where you can type a message and send. Once you tap on the share button in WhatsApp, you will bring up a menu like below.

share video on iphone using whatsapp

From the above screen of WhatsApp on iPhone, you can take a photo or video and share with your WhatsApp contact, you can also choose an existing video and share with your family or friends through WhatsApp for mobile. Other than videos, you can also use WhatsApp for iPhone to share photos, location info, contacts, etc. In this demo, let’s choose an existing video from our Camera roll or video album on iPhone. After that the selected video will be uploaded to WhatsApp server. See below screenshot.

sending video from iphone through whatsapp

Once the uploading to WhatsApp server completes, the selected WhatsApp contact can download the video from WhatsApp to their mobile phones. The video received through WhatsApp will be saved to the Gallery on your Android phone.

receive videos on android using whatsapp

How to transfer videos from Android to iPhone through WhatsApp?

The video transfer from using WhatsApp can be performed between any mobile phones with WhatsApp installed. To send videos from Android to iPhone is just like you send videos from iPhone to Android above. You pick up the video to send through WhatsApp on Android, then send the video to a contact who is using WhatsApp on iPhone, the recipient can the download and receive the video transfer from Android to his or her iPhone.

transfer videos using whatsapp on android


Videos transfer and more WhatsApp FAQS

Do I need to convert videos before transfer to a different mobile platform?

We know that when you record a video on iPhone, you will save them as MOV videos. This is however not a compatible video format on Android phones. Android phones save and play MP4 videos. Thus you can not directly transfer a MOV to Android. In case you need to share an iPhone video with an Android mobile user, you will need to use a video converter to convert iPhone videos to Android or convert MOV videos to MP4 format. To achieve that, you can refer to this guide: how to convert video to Samsung galaxy phones. This video converter can help you convert any videos, including MOV, AVI, FLV and more, to Android supported MP4 videos in minimal manipulations, download the video converter, import source video to it, choose target video format or device you like to play the video with, then generate the video you want. One big disadvantage of this conventional video conversion method however is the video transfer from iPhone to computer, then from computer to Android phone. With WhatsApp on both your iPhone and Android however, you can directly send videos from iPhone to Android, Android to iPhone, iPhone to iPhone, Android to Android, and more phones like Samsung, LG, Motorola, HTC, Sony, Blackberry, Nokia, Windows phone, etc. No need to use a video converter or a computer in the middle for the transfer. As long as you have wi-fi network, you can send the MOV videos on iPhone, then download or receive the videos as MP4 videos on your Android device.

When you use WhatsApp to send videos from iPhone to Android phones, you may find some videos do not play properly on Android. Your iPhone videos may play upside down or sideways when transferred to other phones. Unfortunately you can not rotate the videos on Android. You can choose to rotate videos using Windows Live Movie Maker on PC, or use a video converter to rotate the upside down or sideways videos.

How to batch transfer many videos between mobile phones?

You may find it is time consuming if you have very large videos to share between mobile phones using WhatsApp. It is because, you need to upload and download videos from mobile to WhatsApp, then from WhatsApp to another mobile through internet. If you do not have good internet connection, it will take you a lot of time. For heavy video transfer or bulk video transfer between mobile phones, including Android phone, iPhone, LG, Motorola, HTC, and more phones, you can refer to this step-by-step guide: Bulk transfer Photos & Videos between Android and iPhone.

Whatsapp alternative for video exchange on the phone?

WhatsApp is one of the mobile app that can help you make free phone calls, video calls on mobiles. However it is not the only instant messaging app can help you transfer photos, videos and other files. If you a WeChat user, you can also refer to this guide see how you can send videos from phone to phone using WeChat.

More cool WhatsApp files and documents sharing features you may like

Other than video sharing, WhatsApp can help you transfer, backup and share other file types, such as photos, contacts. For example, you can swap contacts between Android and iPhone through WhatsApp, exchange photos between mobile phones using WhatsApp.


3 thoughts on “Transfer Videos between Mobile Phones using WhatsApp”

    1. you can try to rename the file and change its file extension from .mp4 to .mp3 using a file manager on the phone. if your file manager doesn’t allow you to modify file extension, you need to use a third party file manager instead, see this guide to change file extension on Samsung android phones. after that share the mp4 music(now with .mp3 extension) via WhatsApp and send. make sure to tap and play the file in WhatsApp see if it is playable.

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