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.
  3. Select the type of media you wish to send:
    • After selecting Camera or Camcorder, you will be able to take a photo or record a video.
    • Album allows you to send an existing video or photo from your phone's Albums. You can also add a caption to the media before sending it. You can tap on the + icon at the bottom of the screen to select and send multiple photos. (Windows Phone 8.1 only.)
    • 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.
    • Audio allows you to share pre-recorded audio files (Windows Phone 8.1 only).
    • Video allows you to send an existing video from your phone's Albums. You can also add a caption to the video before sending it. (Windows Phone 7 and 8.0 only.)
    • Photo allows you to 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. (Windows Phone 7 and 8.0 only.)

To forward media over WhatsApp

  1. In a chat screen, long press the text or media message that you wish to forward ​(please note: media captions will not be forwarded).
  2. Tap forward and select the contact or group to whom you wish to forward the message or media.
  3. Tap yes on the confirmation screen.

Note:

  • Currently it is not possible to select multiple messages.

  • When you forward a media file, the file will not be uploaded again. This is done intentionally to lower data consumption.

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

Cheers,
WhatsApp Support Team