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Best Solution to Convert a Video to WhatsApp Video Format

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Updated on Jan 7, 2021

When sending a video file to your friends on WhatsApp, you may encounter error messages if the video format is not supported by WhatsApp. In the following tutorial, I will tell you how to solve this problem with a functional WhatsApp video format converter. Now, install it on your PC.

Failed to Send Videos on WhatsApp, Why?

Q: I downloaded a video in MP4 format and transferred it to my Windows 10 Phone using Bluetooth. I can play this file on my mobile. However, when I try to send this file to any WhatsApp user I get this error message: WhatsApp: The file format is not supported. So what could be the reason?

A: Besides text messages, pictures and voice calls, video sharing is also an important function of the well-known WhatsApp Messenger. However, a great number of people may have undergone failures when sharing videos. Beyond the famous 16MB file size limit, the videos you send ought to be in the WhatsApp supported video formats.

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The Specs of Video Formats Supported by WhatsApp

Before sending video files on WhatsApp, you need to know what video formats are supported by WhatsApp. Unfortunately, besides the file size limitation noted, there is no authoritative specific parameter description available on the official site. However, through users' continuous tests, the following conclusions have been confirmed.


1. WhatsApp Maximum File Size: 16 MB.

2. WhatsApp Maximum Video Length: about 90 seconds to 3 minutes.

3. WhatsApp Video Format Support: MP4(recommended), AVI, MKV, 3GP.

4. WhatsApp Video and Audio Codecs: H.264 or MPEG-4 video codec, AAC or AC3 audio codec.

How to Convert Video to WhatsApp Format?

If the videos you want to share on WhatsApp do not meet the above requirements, you need a reliable converter to convert them to WhatsApp supported video formats. Definitely, WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is your best choice with its powerful functions, reliability and security.

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Simple Steps to Convert Videos to WhatsApp Video Formats Without Hassles

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Add video files into the converter

Step 1 - Import the Files You Want to Convert

Run WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro and open Converter. Import files by pressing Add Files. Or directly drag and drop files you want to convert into the main workplace. What's more, if you want to import interesting online videos, go to the Downloader module and paste video URL to download the video.

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Step 2 – Choose Output Format to Convert Video to WhatsApp Format

Then, click the "Click to change output format" section to choose WhatsApp video format. MP4 is the recommended video format for WhatsApp, so let me take MP4 as an example. You just need to click MP4 icon under the Video tab on the format-selection interface. With the same operation, you can also convert any video to other WhatsApp supported video formats like AVI, MKV and 3GP.

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Step 3 – Adjust Video Parameters and Start to Convert Video to WhatsApp Supported Video Formats

Click the Parameter Settings button to adjust video and audio encoder to WhatsApp supported codecs (H.264 or MPEG-4 video codec, AAC or AC3 audio codec). Then, specify your desired output path by clicking the inverted triangle icon at the bottom of the interface. At last, just click the Run button to convert video to WhatsApp format.

If you want to send large videos on WhatsApp, you can use this converter to compress video for WhatsApp or cut video into small clips before you convert video to WhatsApp format.

Well, I am sure that you have already understood how to convert your videos to MP4 and other video formats supported by WhatsApp. Now, you can start to solve your WhatsApp file format not supported issues and share interesting video files with your friends on WhatsApp.

If you have encountered any trouble or found any new information during the process of converting video to WhatsApp video format, please send us an email. And we are looking forward to hearing from you.

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