Top 4 Ways to Send Large Videos on Android
While the standard Messages app supports a 100MB video size limit, more is required. You can reduce video size on android, but it affects the overall video quality. Instead, use the tricks below and send large videos from your Android phone without breaking a sweat.
There are several ways to send large videos on Android. It all depends on how you want to share videos from your phone. You can use instant messaging apps, Google Photos, or third-party apps like Sharik to get the job done. Without further ado, let’s get started.
1. Use Google Photos
The default gallery app on Android is not limited to managing or editing photos. It is an ideal media backup service for storing and sharing videos and photos on the go.
You need to upload your videos to the Google Photos platform and generate a shareable link. Before you begin, make sure you have enough Google Drive storage in your account.
Step 1: Open Google Drive on your Android phone.
Step 2: Tap the Hamburger menu (three horizontal lines) at the top right and check the remaining storage space for your account.
If you’re low on storage space, read our dedicated guide to freeing up Disk space. You can also upgrade to one of the Google One plans to unlock more space for your account. You can also get premium Google Photos editing features, Google VPN and priority support with your subscription.
Once you have enough storage space on your Drive account, upload your large video and share it by following the steps below.
Step 1: Launch Google Photos on your phone.
Step 2: Long press the video and select Backup at the bottom.
Step 3: After the video is uploaded, select the video and press the share button at the bottom.
Step 4: Select “Create Link”.
Step 5: Once Google Photos generates the link, copy it and share it via email or your preferred social media app.
2. Send large videos as a file on WhatsApp
WhatsApp no longer limits file sharing to only 100 MB. In May 2022, the Meta-owned company announced to increase the file sharing limit from 100 MB to 2 GB. You can easily share up to 2GB video over WhatsApp by using the trick below.
Step 1: Save the recipient’s number on your Android phone.
Step 2: Launch WhatsApp and open the relevant chat thread.
Step 3: Tap the attachment icon and select “Document”.
Step 4: Select “Browse other documents”.
Step 5: Filter your files by videos using the top menu.
Step 6: Choose up to 2 GB of video and send it over WhatsApp without any problems.
3. Share up to 4GB of videos on Telegram
As 4K and 8K video recording becomes the norm, it’s easy to record videos larger than 2GB in size. If so, the above trick works to share large videos on WhatsApp.
You need to use Telegram to send such large videos. If you have a Telegram Premium subscription, you can share videos of up to 4 GB across the platform. Telegram Premium costs $5 per month in the US and unlocks many features for your account.
Step 1: Start Telegram on your phone.
Step 2: Select a chat thread and tap the pin icon.
Step 3: Open file.
Step 4: Open your device gallery or internal storage to send large videos without compression.
4. Use Sharik to share large videos on your desktop
So far we have talked about sending large videos from your Android phone to a recipient. If you want to share a large video from Android to a desktop, use a third-party app like Sharik.
Step 1: Download the Sharik app on your Android phone.
Step 2: Start Sharik.
Step 3: Select Send from the home screen.
Step 4: Tap File.
Step 5: Select a video to send to your desktop.
Step 6: Open your preferred browser on your desktop and go to the suggested link. Make sure your desktop is connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Step 7: The browser will automatically start downloading the uploaded video to your computer.
You can also download the uploaded video from Google Photos web and WhatsApp or Telegram desktop apps. However, Sharik remains the easiest way to complete the sharing process.
Share huge video files on the go
You can also use Bluetooth to send videos from your Android phone. But it is slow and inconvenient. What’s your preferred way to share large videos on Android? How is your experience with it? Share it in the comments below.