How do I send media, documents, location or contacts?

To send media, documents, location or contacts

  1. Open a chat window in WhatsApp.
  2. Tap on the (+) sign next to the text field.
  3. Select what you would like to send.

Take a new photo or video

  1. Tap Camera to take a new photo or video with your iPhone's Camera.
  2. Preview, add captions or customize it if you like, then tap the send icon.

You will need to grant the app permission to access your iPhone's Camera in iPhone Settings > Privacy > Camera.

Note: Videos that are recorded using WhatsApp are limited to 16MB.

Send an existing photo or video

  1. Tap Photo & Video Library to select one or more photos or videos from your iPhone's Camera Roll or albums.
  2. Tap the (+) sign to select multiple photos or videos at once.
  3. Preview, add captions or customize it if you like, then tap the send icon.

You can also tap More Apps at the bottom of the screen for more options.

You will need to grant the app permission to access your iPhone's Photos in iPhone Settings > Privacy > Photos.

Note: Videos are limited to 16MB, and WhatsApp will give you the option to trim videos over that size prior to sending.

Send a document

  1. Tap Document to select a document from iCloud Drive or other apps such as Google Drive, Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, etc.
  2. Select the document you would like to send, then tap the send icon.

Note: The maximum allowed file size is 100 MB. For more information, read this FAQ article.

Send a location

  1. Tap Location to display a list of nearby locations.
  2. Select from the list of nearby places or search for a specific place.

When you send a named place, a link will be sent to your recipient(s) with additional information about the place, using data provided by Facebook, Google, or Foursquare. Alternatively, you can send a pin of your current map location by tapping Send Your Location.

You will need to grant the app permission to access your iPhone's Location Services in iPhone Settings > Privacy > Location Services.

Send a contact

  1. Tap Contact to display all of your iPhone's contacts.
  2. Select a contact from the contact picker, then tap the send icon.

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.

You will need to grant the app permission to access your iPhone's Contacts in iPhone Settings > Privacy > Contacts.

Learn more about sending on: Android | Windows Phone | Nokia S40 | BlackBerry | Nokia S60 | BlackBerry 10

Cheers,
WhatsApp Support Team