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Send Any File Type in WhatsApp on Android

WhatsApp is a very popular mobile messaging app available for google android, Apple iOS, Blackberry, Nokia Series 40, Symbian 60, Windows Phone. In addition to sending text messages over internet, it also allows users to share and send Images, Audios and Videos with each other. But it has certain limitations :

– It allows users to send only image, audio and video files only. There is no in-built option to send other file types such as PDF, DOC, APK, etc.

– The maximum video size that can be sent over whatsapp is restricted to 16 MB. You cannot send videos larger than 16 MB. However whatsapp introduced a new feature which allow you to trim and compress the video before sending. But still its a limited feature. We cannot send large videos.

– If you have noticed, when you send images on whatsapp, they are compressed and sent to the receiver. However the quality is not noticeable on mobile, but it can be noticed on computer. If we want to send HD images, the quality will be significantly reduced.

The above are the severe restrictions for file transfer in whatsapp. However you can upload the image, video, audio or any other file type without losing quality, to any file sharing site and share it with your friends. But it will be a lengthy process. So, here is a whatsapp trick to share and send any kind of file and transfer your images, audio and videos without losing its quality. We need two apps along with whatsapp to use this trick. Follow the below procedure :

Requirements :

WhatsApp for Android

– Get Dropbox Official App

– Get CloudSend for Android

Trick to Send Any File Type in WhatsApp :

You might already be having WhatsApp installed on your phone. Now the first thing you need to do is download DropBox official android app and Cloudsend android app from the above links.

1. Now First Install Dropbox. If you have already registered for a dropbox account, then no problem. If you do not have an account then Sign up for a dropbox account. And Login to your dropbox app.

2. Next Install CloudSend App on your device. Open the App, it will give you a quick tour of the app, just swipe your screen from right to left. At the last screen, you will be asked to authorize dropbox app. Just Click Allow. Cloudsend will create a new folder in your dropbox with a name ‘CloudSend’ and asks complete control over it. Once authorization is complete, you can close the app.

Send Any File Type in WhatsApp on Android
Send Any File Type in WhatsApp on Android

3. Now, to Send any file type, just go to your file manager and long press any file. Select Share Option.

Send Any File Type in WhatsApp on Android
Send Any File Type in WhatsApp on Android

4. From the Pop up, Select CloudSend.

Send Any File Type in WhatsApp on Android
Send Any File Type in WhatsApp on Android

5. Wait for cloudsend to upload the selected file to your dropbox’s newly created cloudsend folder. The transfer time depends upon the file size. The good thing is that the cloudsend app comes with no ads and no file size upload restrictions. Once the upload is complete, you will be given two options. Share and Copy. You can copy the direct link of the file or you can share the selected file. Here we will click Share option.

Send Any File Type in WhatsApp on Android
Send Any File Type in WhatsApp on Android

6. After clicking the share button, you will given option to share the link to several platforms including SMS, Email, WhatsApp, WeChat, Google +, Facebook and all those apps which are installed on your device. At this time we will select WhatsApp.

Send Any File Type in WhatsApp on Android
Send Any File Type in WhatsApp on Android

After Selecting WhatsApp option, you will be asked to select the whatsapp contact to share the link with. Select your friend and share the link. The link will be displayed along with the filename. Your friend can preview the file, if supported. Or he can directly download the file using any browser on his phone. That’s All. Send any file type with any size without loosing its quality on whatsapp.

Note: You can also use the apps like WhatSend and WhatsPacked to share any type of file, but the main drawback is that both the users should have these apps installed on their mobiles. So this is not a good option to use, because not all users will have these apps installed on their device. So the trick shown in this post is great.

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  1. Dear Md Rafi,

    I really enjoyed your post on sending any type file on WhatsApp & Android. Thank you. Do you know of a way to do the same thing on iPhone 5S? 😉


    1. Thanks Fakhry for reading the post. I do not know about cloudsend whether its available for iPhone or not. If its available then it will be same procedure. If cloudsend is not available, you can still use dropbox, upload the file and share the link on whatsapp..Hope it helps…

  2. Hi Rafi
    Is there another app I can use as cloudsend is not available for the blackberry Q10.


    1. If cloudsend is not available for blackberry, you can do one thing. You can install dropbox on your phone, upload files there and share the link to whatsapp…

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  5. Hi Mr. Rafi

    i get hundreds of videos from my friends by whatsapp .
    among those few we download whereas few dont .
    So , how to forward those not downloaded videos in whatsapp
    android phone .
    Error : message sending failed media missing .

    1. if you don’t download the file, it is present on whatsapp server. you need to have it on your phone to forward. Even the messages that you forward, are first stored on your phone in a database.

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  7. Some videos i cant send via whatsapp but som videos can..the video i cant send appear lines like tv with no channel..bit the audio i could hear its only the image..i dont know what went wrong

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  9. Hi Md Rafi,

    I got many photos in one of the folder. Is there any app, which can forward all the photos from that folder to a Whatsapp group?

    1. i dont think you can send all the photos in a folder to a group all at a time. you need to select them all and click share button then select whatsapp group to forward

  10. Sir.
    we send vedio or image by using wats app through another one.. that type of files are automatically uploaded to web?
    And the un delivered files are also uploaded to web?
    Plz reply

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  14. Thanks Rafi ! Geeks like you are inspiration to us really..I am breaking my head to understand PDFs are not having whats app in Share Via dialog and landed here..
    Hats off to you 🙂

  15. Hey, their is a android app where you can send any files of any size within your contacts. If you have shareboard installed and whom you want to share your file have shareboard installed. You can easily share your files of any size or type.

  16. That was really of great help! I was able to send files successfully on Whatsapp. Awesome advice!
    Thanks a lot! 🙂

  17. I enjoyed reading your blog which is well written with clarity. Could you please tell me how to send a document as such through whats app and not a link.

  18. pretty good article but can’t i send a large file via whatsapp directly without using dropbox, cloudsend and all???

  19. Hi Rafi –

    I liked ur work and i wanna ask u some questio if u dont mind –

    1) As u said that u r a programmer so how many languages have u learned till now ?

    2) As u said about sending larger files on whatsapp so u have a used a pic to show an example – in that pic u r send a pdf of Three mistakes of my life ” written by chetan bhagat ” So d u also read Chetan Bhagat ? Coz i m a huge fan of him that’s why asking !

  20. Hi am plan to develop one android that i need to display images from server in can i click on image and share via whatssapp who can i transfer that image please help me

  21. Sorry to be candid but this post should probably be titled sharing a link over whatsapp. Whatsapp is not really sharing the file, you are using it to just share the link of an uploaded file. There is no “trick” in this.

  22. Hi, what if I have to maintain the quality of video while sending it in whatsapp, I am using galaxy grand. whenever I send any video it gets into very bad resolution, blocks appear in the video while I play the sent version of it. I have seen that other users which have micromax, moto, and other brands are able to send good quality videos

    1. install the latest version of whatsapp. may be that will provide the solution. or try to upload the video to cloud and share the link. you get the original quality…

  23. hello sir
    everybody know this……
    this is cloud sharing ……….. or we can say share only link of file that stored on your any cloud network (dropbox/google drive/box/one drive etc.)

    u’ve any idea to send direct,,,,,sir

    from my point of view , the best is copy/ share link of ur file from dropbox ( or from other clouds)……

    it does the same this as yours and it takes less time.

  24. Hello Ravi

    I want to share video files with my students but at same time I also want them to be protected by password so that only authorized students should be able to see those videos
    Can you share ur thoughts on that

    I will be highly obliged

    1. whatsapp doesnt have password protection option while sending videos. but you can zip the videos and set a password and then send it to your students.

  25. Can u tell me how to work this out on blackberry q10? i really find it difficult to send videos. No video compressor androis apk is working on blackberry !

  26. U said if cloudsend ain’t available,v can upload stuffs directly to Dropbox and share..then what’s d point of downloading cloudsend,v can straight away use Dropbox to share the files,right?

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