How to Compress Videos for WhatsApp
Best tools to compress video for WhatsApp [Desktop/Online/Mobile]
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How to compress videos for WhatsApp on Windows & Mac
Movavi Video Converter is a top-tier video compressor for WhatsApp. The compression tool allows you to condense the size of your video files without losing quality. And it makes it easy to share long videos on social media and message platforms.
Users can leverage the converter as an optimizer tool for playback on different devices and set video parameters, like resolution, bitrate, and frame rate. It also supports various common video formats, like MP4, AVI, MKV, MOV, WMV, FLV, M2TS, and many more.
Follow these instructions to shrink your video file size and convert it into the right format.
Step 1. Open Movavi Video Converter
To compress videos for WhatsApp, download the installation file. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the app on your PC or Mac and then open it.
Step 2. Upload the files you want to downsize
Look to the upper left corner of the window. Click Add Media and then Add video. Then, find and select your files and click Open. You can also drag your files directly into the interface for upload.
Step 3. Adjust the format
On the bottom third of your screen, search and select the optimal formatting for playback on a wide range of devices.
You can also customize the format of your video for the WhatsApp platform. Click the gear icon on the lower left side of the window next to Output format. Use the settings menu and adjust it according to the table below.
Step 4. Set the compression rate
After selecting a format, find your video in the files list and click Compress file. From the menu, you can use the slider to adjust your output file size and bitrate. As long as your file is under 16 MB, you can send it via WhatsApp.
As you adjust, you can click Convert sample to see a preview of how the video will look. When you’re ready, click Apply. You can also use the Edit button to crop or trim if you need to shorten your clip to make the video size smaller.
Step 5. Select a destination folder and convert
When you have everything set up, click the Save to button at the bottom of the screen and choose an output folder for your compressed video. It will go to the Movavi Library folder if you don’t choose an alternative. Then, click the Convert button to export your video. After the compression process, your video will open automatically.
Compressing and resizing videos with Movavi Video Converter is fast, and it also preserves the quality of the video.
Recommended WhatsApp video specs
Minimum video size
Maximum video size
MP4 (recommended), AVI, MKV, 3GP
Vertical or Landscape
Depends on the quality, but anywhere from 30 seconds to 3 minutes.
1080 × 1920
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