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Best WhatsApp Video Compressor - 3 Practical Ways to Compress Video for WhatsApp

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Updated on Sep 8, 2023

To send videos with WhatsApp, you need to reduce video file size under 16MB. This article will share 3 practical ways to compress video for WhatsApp. Read on to go for the details.

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Why Do You Need to Compress Video for WhatsApp?

Many people keep in touch with friends and family through WhatsApp, a free cross-platform service. In addition to the ability to send text, photos, documents, location, voice calls, video sharing is also a great pleasure. However, as you know, there is the WhatsApp video size limit. All the existing videos you want to share are limited to 16 Megabytes. Therefore, it is necessary to compress video for WhatsApp on the premise that it conforms to WhatsApp video format. Keep reading, this article will tell you how to compress video for WhatsApp.

3 Practical Methods for WhatsApp Video Compression

Method 1 - Compress Video within WhatsApp

Since WhatsApp max video size is 16 MB, on most phones, the length of a video is about 90 seconds to 3 minutes. In fact, WhatsApp comes with features will limit your video to less than 16MB. If you want to share more than 16MB of video, WhatsApp will provide the option to split the video. You can choose to share the parts you need to send by sliding the sliders on both sides. Due to the fact that the video size is forcibly limited, the length of the selected video is very limited. If you are not satisfied with the final results, you can refer to the following method.

Method 2 - Compress Video Size for WhatsApp with Desktop WhatsApp Video Compressor

WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is a very popular video compressor. This software owns built-in optimized presets of 500+ video/audio formats and devices. It can not only help resize video for WhatsApp, but also can easily reduce the video size to less than 25MB for sending emails, or to compress HD/2K/4K/8K videos for uploading to YouTube. Besides, it can also function as a powerful video editor, a high-quality video converter and a video downloader.

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Step-by-step Guide on How to Compress Video for WhatsApp

How to Compress Video Files for WhatsApp

Step 1: Install Video Compressor for WhatsApp

Firstly, please free downloadfree download and install HD Video Converter Factory Pro on your PC. And then launch it.

Step 2: 4 Ways to Compress Video Size

Select Converter icon and import your video into the software by clicking on Add Files. Here we’d like to provide you with 4 ways to compress video for WhatsApp.

Way 1: Downscale Resolution

After the video is successfully imported, you can see that the current video information includes resolution. After that, go to the Parameter Settings section to change the resolution.

Way 2: Reduce Bit Rate

In general, a higher bitrate will accommodate higher image quality and larger file size in the video output. After the video is imported, right-click in the video information area to open Source File Information and check the original bit rate. And then in the Setting window, you can reduce bit rate to reduce video size for WhatsApp.

How to Compress a Video for WhatsApp

Way 3: Adjust Compression Setting Bar

In the main interface, press the Batch compression button next to the Output folder icon. Then drag the slider to the right to set a compression ratio. The output size will change in real-time and you can see it in the video task. Don’t push the compression ratio too high if you want a decent output video quality.

Way 4: Cut and Remove the Unwanted Video Part

When the video contains parts you don't want, cutting or removing unwanted video part is also a good way to reduce the size of the video. So, this is a similar way to compress video within WhatsApp.

Step 3: Finish Compression Process

Finally, set output folder path and hit Run button to start the video compression without any significant loss of quality.

Also see: How to Send Large Videos on WhatsApp | Convert a Video to WhatsApp Video Format | WhatsApp Voice Message Download

Method 3 - Compress Video for WhatsApp Online

Earlier, we recommended the Top 3 online video compressors including Clipchamp, Videosmaller and Ezgif. They are very useful online video compressor for WhatsApp. Of course, these online video compressors are also popular and you can have a try!

Hot Search: Top 6 Free Online Video Cutters | Top 5 Free Online Video Converters | Top 5 Free Online Audio Compressors

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No matter which way you will choose to compress video for WhatsApp, each works fast. But frankly speaking, for Window users, the desktop one is highly recommended. Free download and take a shot now.

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