I can't upload videos on WhatsApp: what to do?

WhatsApp is undoubtedly the largest and most widely used messaging platform today. No wonder it is considered one of the biggest apps of the decade. As a result, many people face issues with it, such as being unable to upload videos on WhatsApp.

To address this issue, we've selected some tips for the most common issues for those who can't upload videos via WhatsApp. Keep reading our article so you can send videos back to your contacts!

How to connect to WiFi

In order to upload videos on WhatsApp you need a stable internet connection. Therefore, it is recommended that you use your home's WiFi connection. Check out how to connect to it, either from Android or iOS devices.

If you're using an Android smartphone, first open the app. "Settings", go in "Network and Internet" is at Wi-Fi. Then enable the icon next to "Disabled". Finally, choose the network you want to connect to by entering the password as well.

Now if you use an iPhone or iPad, go to the app. "Settings", in Wi-Fi and make sure the Wi-Fi is enabled. Select the network name you want to connect to and enter the password by clicking "To connect", which is only available if the password is correct.

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Check WiFi Quality

As mentioned in the section above, a stable connection is required to upload videos on WhatsApp – here is how to troubleshoot Wi-Fi issues on your smartphone. Therefore, we have selected here the best app to check the quality of your internet.

Network Analyzer is an app available for both iOS and Android. It helps you to see how good your connection is with ease. With the app you can detect various issues with your internet configuration, network connectivity or remote servers.

It has a tool to discover Wi-Fi signal, showing the LAN address of all devices, manufacturers and names. It can also ping, verify DNS and your IP address, and show all Wi-Fi networks near you, helping you choose the best channel for your network.

It has textual and graphical visualization of the quality of the connection of the network channels and their strengths, as well as showing what type of encryption they use. All of this is in this free app, which you can download from the App Store or the Play Store.

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Connect to 3G or 4G

If you're not at home and need to use your mobile network to upload videos on WhatsApp, make sure you're connected to it. Here's how to check if you're connected to 3G and how to switch to 4G if your smartphone and data plan allow it.

To enable mobile data via your Android smartphone, open the app from "Settings", go in “Data Usage” and use the option to “Mobile Data” to start using it. From this screen you can also configure network usage warning messages so that you do not exceed your deductible.

To switch between 3G and 4G and be able to send videos on WhatsApp over the mobile network, go to "Settings", in “Data Usage”, click the three dot menu in the upper right corner, go to “Cellular Networks” and in the option “Network Mode” you can choose automatic mode or if you want to use only one of the networks.

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Now if you're using an iPhone or iPad, go to "Settings", in "Cell phone" is at “Cellular Data Options” and click on “Enable LTE”. If your carrier supports VoLTE, ie Voice over LTE, voice transmission over 4G network, you will see the following options:

  • Inactive: Disables LTE
  • Voice & Data: Allows use of cellular data and LTE voice calls
  • Data Only: Allows use of cellular data, but does not allow LTE voice calls

Choose the one you prefer and you will be connected to the 4G (or LTE) network. If your carrier does not support this technology, you will see the following options:

  • LTE or 4G: Allows use of cellular data over the LTE or 4G network, when available.
  • 3G: Allows the use of cellular data over the 3G network when available.
  • 2G: Allows use of cellular data over the 2G network when available.

Again, choose the one you prefer to connect to the network.

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Date and time

If your smartphone's time or date is wrong, it is impossible to send text messages, pictures, post status or upload videos on WhatsApp. Therefore, make sure it is configured correctly; If you don't know how, read this section.

To set time on Android smartphones, open the app "Settings", go in “Set Date & Time” and select the option “Automatic Date and Time”.

If you use an iOS device such as iPhone or iPad, open the app. "Settings", click in "General" and then go on "Date and time". Finally select "Automatically" so that the time is set automatically.

If none of these tips helped you, another option is to reduce the size of videos, compressing them to be able to send using less data, and escaping application restrictions. We have selected some of the best app options to do this.

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1. InShot

InShot is one of the best video and photo editing apps, with a host of professional-grade features and options that guarantee great results. In addition, you can also use it to shrink your videos if you're having trouble uploading videos on WhatsApp.

Some of the features it offers are clipping, rotating, adding sounds and songs, adding filters, text on videos and stickers, with over 1000 options. See more on the Play Store or the App Store.

Inshot upload videos on WhatsApp

2. VideoShow

VideoShow is another great choice for those having trouble uploading videos on WhatsApp. It allows not only video compression but also professional cuts and edits to create the best posts to gain followers on social networks.

With it, you can create movies, videos, slideshows and more, all for free and without watermark. It has more than 50 themes for fast video creation, and you can choose from several background songs and over 30 visual filters. Download for Android or iOS.

3. VivaVideo

VivaVideo is one of the most used and best-qualified options in app stores, and is one of the best apps to fully edit videos. It features functions such as cropping, video merging, merging, speeding up and slowing down playback, adding music to the video, and more.

With it, you can also add music to your edits and easily compress videos, shrinking them so you can easily upload. If you want to download, go to the Play Store or the App Store.


4. Compact Video

This application has the unique function of reducing the size of video files, to make it easy to send videos on WhatsApp and also to save your data network. It makes it easy to share on social networks like Facebook, TikTok or even Instagram.

It has an extremely simple interface, performing compression quite quickly. In addition, it supports a large number of video formats, is extremely organized and also allows audio removal, essentially creating a GIF. It is exclusive to Android by the Play Store.

5. Video Compression

The last of the options for those who want to compress and upload videos on WhatsApp. All this quickly, simply and elegantly, through a very user-friendly interface.

With Video Compression you can batch compress videos, entire albums, preview the result and choose when you want them to be compressed. Allows export up to Full HD, or 1080p. It's exclusive to iOS and available for download from the App Store.

Video compression upload videos on WhatsApp

So what do you think about our tips on how to upload videos on WhatsApp?

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