How do I send media, contacts, or location?

To send media over WhatsApp

  1. Open a chat with a contact or a group.
  2. Tap the paper clip icon (the one in the middle).
  3. Select the type of media you wish to send:
    • After selecting Camcorder or Camera, you will be able to record video or take a photo.
    • Photo allows you to choose and send an existing photo from your phone's Albums. You can tap on the + icon at the bottom of the screen to select and send multiple photos. You can also add a caption to the photo before sending it.
    • Video allows you to choose and send an existing video from your phone's Albums. You can also add a caption to the video before sending it.
    • Contact allows you to send the information of a contact saved in your phone's address book over WhatsApp.
    • Location allows you to share your current location. You can choose from nearby places or send your exact location.

To forward media over WhatsApp

  1. In a chat screen, select the message that contains the media you want to forward.
  2. Long press the selected message.
  3. Tap forward and select the contact to whom you wish to forward the media.
  4. Tap yes on the confirmation screen.

Note: When you forward a media file, the file does not upload again. This helps you use less data.

To learn more about sharing, please read detailed steps for: Android | iPhone | BlackBerry | Nokia S40 | Nokia S60 | BlackBerry 10.

Cheers,
WhatsApp Support Team