WhatsApp Supports All Kinds Of File Formats Now

WhatsApp All Files

In past articles, we have provided you with all necessary information about improving your WhatsApp experiences. For example:

Now, with it’s newest update, WhatsApp allows its users to send all kinds of files using this popular messenger service. Of course we had to have a look at this new, amazing feature!

 

Send All Kinds Of Files Using WhatsApp

Depending on your time zone and device, the newest WhatsApp update came on either July 14th or 15th (version 2.17.254). This update focused on introducing new, nifty features for the messenger users. Here’s a small breakdown:

  • Swipe upwards when in camera view to view all your images and videos
  • Search for the most suitable emoji by using the emoji search
  • Type and press on a text to format it (bold, italics or strike-through)
  • Send all kinds of documents

Especially the last part is something that sparked our interest. Lets have an even closer look at the new file sharing possibilities of WhatsApp.

 

Are there limitations?

The short answer is: yes.

In the past, users have been able to send and share different image (JPG, PNG & GIF), video (MP4, AVI) and document (PDF, DOC & DOCX) files using the messenger app. Now, you can send and receive “any” file format, as the update states. This ranges from less common document file formats like ODS, to PowerPoint presentations, ZIP archives, JSON and HTML files and many more.

However, the files have to be below a size of 100 MB. In this regard, WhatsApp is still way behind it’s competitor Telegram which allows the sending of files up to 1.5 GB.

Check out the Difference Between WhatsApp And Telgram.

 

How To Select The Files

There are two main ways in which you can choose the file you want to send using the popular messenger application:

  1. Using the app
  2. Sending the file directly

When using the app, you have to press on the small paperclip icon and choose “document”. from there, you can browse your gallery and download folder, as well as installed cloud apps like Google Drive for any file you want to send.

Many files already allow you to send them using WhatsApp when selecting them. This is not possible with all files yet, though. To do so, go to your file manager and select the file you want to send. Press on send and choose WhatsApp as a target.


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WhatsApp vs. Viber App – Which Is Better?

WhatsApp vs. Viber App - Which Is Better?There was a time when SMS was very simple and you even had to pay to sent text messages to people. Those days are long gone since now you have apps to send messages and do much more. And all are basically for free. Two of the most popular messaging and VoIP (Voice Over IP) apps are Viber and WhatsApp. But which one is better of the two for you? This article guide will go over WhatsApp vs. Viber app comparison and let you know which is better of the two.

Since both of these messaging apps do far more than just allow you to send free SMS, there are several issues to consider. We will cover features such as video calling, voice call quality, user interface, groups, public chats and a few others.

 

The Cost To Use –

Viber is free to use when it comes to Viber to Viber VoIP calls and messaging.
WhatsApp is free for the first year. Once the first year is over, the cost of using WhatsApp is $1 per year.

You can call people who don’t have Viber using the app but it will cost you about 1.9 cents a minute. This cost applies to both landline or mobile phones. Still, for Viber to Viber calling, the calls are always free of charge.

The Winner – Viber.

 

You may also like to read – How To Prepare Your Videos For WhatsApp

 

User Interface –

WhatsApp has a very simple to use interface and so does Viber. Since Viber does offer a richer interface, it makes it a bit more cluttered. WhatsApp was actually even simpler to use a few months ago. It was then that Facebook — which owns WhatsApp – decided to change the ‘Status’ interface of the app. That change, has made WhatsApp a bit less user friendly in the view of some.
One problem Viber has is the annoying Stickers they are always trying to get users to purchase. That gives the edge to WhatsApp.

The Winner – WhatsApp

 

VoIP Features –

WhatsApp and Viber both allow users to call anyone who has the app installed. The calls to anyone via app to app are free of charge. But when it comes to calling someone who does not have the app installed, WhatsApp is left behind. Viber allows you to call people worldwide in either mobile or landline numbers for a very low rate. To access this extra feature you need to connect your account to your Paypal or to a credit card.

The Winner – Viber

 

Number Of Users –

This comparison may be one that makes the apps matter more to other users when it all comes down to it. Since most people use messaging and VoIP apps to connect with their friends and family members, this makes sense. After all, you want to be or go where you will find more people using the same app as you. When it comes to total number of users, WhatsApp is the clear winner. They have a bigger fan base and more people using it. Especially now that Facebook owns it. Still, Viber is slowly bringing more people into its fold due to the extra features it offers that WhatsApp does not.

The Winner – WhatsApp

 

Voice Call Quality

Even though both of these apps began and are featured as messaging apps, many people use them to make calls. That makes this a very important part of which is better between Viber vs. WhatsApp. Viber has been offering both video and voice calling for a far longer time than WhatsApp has. They also have HD quality options for users with high bandwidth connections. The results are clear voice call quality.

The Winner – A Tie

 

Desktop Access –

You may not know it, but both WhatsApp and Viber have desktops apps that you can use on your computers or laptops. WhatsApp has one for either Windows or Mac. The same goes for Viber except Viber also has Linux. But when it comes to features, the Viber desktop app has much more to offer. Viber desktop apps allows to not only send IM, you can also make voice and video calls.

The Winner – Viber

 

Video Calling

Viber has had video calling far longer than WhatsApp which just began offering the feature earlier last year. The quality of the calls will depend on the connection speed you have. But overall, Viber seems to be a bit better in Video calling for now.

The Winner – Viber

 

Public Chats

The winner by default here is Viber since WhatsApp does not have public chats.
Using the public chats from Viber lets you connect with public accounts from many places, companies and groups.

The Winner – Viber

 

Groups –

This feature is offered on both the apps and they are basically the same. Both Viber and WhatsApp have the same features when it comes to group chats since these are created by users. This makes the contest a tie.

The Winner – A Tie

 

Hidden Chats –

The hidden chat feature is another one that separates Viber from WhatsApp since only Viber has it. Using the hidden chats feature lets you keep the chat private and away from prying eyes. You set up a PIN number so that only the people who have it will be able to access the chat.

The Winner – Viber

 

Gaming –

Most people love gaming on their mobile phones. Viber lets you play a list of games you can play along with other Viber contacts. WhatsApp does not have this feature either. Keep in mind that the games are not on the Viber app. However, they are created by Viber and let you challenge your friends to play one another. The winner by default, again is Viber.

The Winner – Viber

 

Here are some Tips & Tricks You May Not Know About WhatsApp

 

Conclusion –

WhatsApp may have a larger number of users than Viber does. That may explain why some feel that WhatsApp is better or more popular. However, when it comes to features, Viber is the clear winner. The app offers users a lot more than WhatsApp does. But, this doesn’t mean that you have to choose one from the other. You can simply have both apps installed on your phone and use them according to your contacts.


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How To Prepare Your Videos For WhatsApp

WhatsApp Videos

Social Media is a great way to share your videos with your friends, family and colleagues – and with the world. What we post on social media is, depending on the privacy settings of our profiles, visible for everyone. Everyone can see our pictures, read our statuses, watch our videos. Hence why some things should better not be shared on social media.

Want to share them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter still? Check out how to upload videos to social media.

 

Luckily, there is another easy and convenient way to share photos and videos with other people – without putting it out there for “everyone” to see: WhatsApp. WhatsApp is more than just a tool to send text messages to one another. It allows us to share images, videos, even animated GIFs with single people and even a whole group of friends.

Today, we want to have a look at how you can get your videos ready and perfect to send and share them using WhatsApp.

 

What you need:

  1. An video
  2. WhatsApp on your phone or WhatsApp Web
  3. A free online video converter

 

How To Get Your Video Ready For WhatsApp

Before we can get our video ready for sending it over WhatsApp, we have to know the specifications of videos allowed to be uploaded and sent using the app. The following table will give a short overview of what is known about videos that can best be sent, received and watched using WhatsApp:

Max. File Size Max. Length File Formats Specifications
16 MB ca. 3 Minutes recommended:

  • MP4

other:

  • AVI
  • MKV
  • H264 or MPEG4 video codec
  • AAC or AC3 audio codec

 

Both MP4 and AVI are video container formats that can contain different codecs for both audio and video streams. This could cause trouble when trying to watch a video you received via WhatsApp. If your phone or device does not support the codec used in the sent video, you can not view it. However, if you convert your video and optimize it as best as possible for WhatsApp, you increase the chance of everyone you send the video to being able to watch it.

Let’s see how you can do that. Of course, you need your video. We are using a file with a 3GP format.

 

1. Open the MP4 converter

The advantage of using such an online version in comparison to a program or app is that you can always use it from everywhere. There is no need to install anything, simply follow the link.

 

2. Upload your file

There are different options for you to upload your video:

  1. Directly from your phone or hard drive
  2. By entering a link
  3. Uploading it from your cloud storage (Dropbox or Google Drive)

 

3. Use the optional settings

As the name suggests, these options are optional. However, they can be important when looking at the specifications of videos for WhatsApp. Two settings in particular are vital for that:

  • Set file size
  • Cut video

Since WhatsApp restricts the video size in two ways, file size and length, you can use those settings to cut your video and make it smaller so WhatsApp can process them.

 

4. Even more optional settings

As you can see on the screenshot above, there are more settings you can use to alter and optimize your video. Especially for videos recorded on a phone, the last two options can be interesting. If your video is upside-down or tilted to the side, you can easily rotate it so other people can view it correctly. Furthermore, you can mirror or flip the video as well.

 

5. Convert and upload

Once you did or did not set your optional settings, you can click on “Convert file”. On the next page, you can then download the MP4 file. Depending on the size of your video, it might take a while to upload and process it. But once this is done, you can go ahead and share it on WhatsApp with your friends and family!


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WhatsApp vs. Telegram – Which Messenger App To Use

Instant messaging is, slowly, replacing not only calls and e-mails, but also the native text massaging ability of modern phones. And the choice you have nowadays is huge. Next to the top messengers provided, there are many apps that allow you to send messages to anyone that has the app installed as well and shared their contact data with you.

Excluding the messenger from Facebook, there are two big messenger apps, that compete for the user’s attention: WhatsApp & Telegram.

But which is the better app? Or rather: which app is better suited for YOU? We will compare them and help with the decision which one to use!

 

More about WhatsApp:

 

 

WhatsApp vs. Telegram

WhatsApp is still the uncrowned king of messenger apps, but that hasn’t saved it from being heavily criticized over the past years. It’s popularity sparked mostly due to the easy handling and by February 2016, WhatsApp announced that cracked the milestone of 1 Million users.

What concerns people the most about WhatsApp was when Facebook acquired the app for a high number of 16 Billion dollars. Since then, many users fear what happens with their contact data and the images and videos sent over the messenger.

Thus, the alternatives to this service had been on the rise. We will, in particular, have a look at the messenger that’s maybe its biggest rival: Telegram.

 

Data Overview

Following is an overview of some of the most important information about each messenger.

WhatsApp Telegram
Launch 2009 2013
Operating systems:
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Blackberry
  • WebApp
  • Windows
  • Mac OS
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • WebApp
  • Windows
  • Mac OS
End-to-end encryption: Yes Yes
Group chats:  Yes Yes
Also: public groups for up t0 1,000 people
File sending: Yes (up to 160 MB) Yes (up to 1.5 GB)
Other features:
  •  Video and voice calls
  • Message time stamps
  • Backups
  • Formatting of text
  •  Secret chats (automatic deletion)
  • Data saved on cloud for easy synchronization
  • Withdrawal of messages
  • Locking chats
  • Bots
  • Stickers

 

Concerns About The Messengers

As previously stated, WhatsApp is heavily criticized, especially after Facebook bought the service. The safety of personal data like contacts and phone numbers, images and other information from the messages is one of the main concerns. Data can be freely transferred from WhatsApp to Facebook and there had been many claims that these data are sold by Facebook to several third-party advertisers.

Telegram, however, isn’t free of criticism either. One target is the encryption, which is not open but proprietary. Furthermore, it is not really clear where the headquarter of Telegram really is, giving a maybe mysterious but also fishy touch to the messenger service.

 

Which One Should I Use?

If you want to…

  • talk to many people
    → WhatsApp
  • call people
    → WhatsApp
  • have chat backups
    → WhatsApp
  • share more and larger files
    → Telegram
  • extra-secure your messages
    → Telegram
  • synchronize across different devices
    → Telegram

To sum it up, Telegram is the far more feature-rich messenger with a great support for file-sharing. WhatsApp, on the other hand, has a far bigger user base and the ability of issuing calls.

Thus, if you like your messenger being versatile and use it for file sharing, you could choose Telegram. However, if you want to stay connected with the majority of your friends and be able to not only message, but also call them, WhatsApp should be your messenger of choice.


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Tips & Tricks You May Not Know About WhatsApp

Ever since WhatsApp was bought by Facebook – and also before – the messaging app has been regarded as a double-edged sword. While WhatsApp has many critics, there is still a multitude of people that use the messaging service to chat privately, across the company, or create group chats for their families.

Whatever your stand on WhatsApp may be, we have gathered a few helpful tips & tricks on how to use the service even better – for those that do.

 

What you need:

  • Your phone with WhatsApp installed
  • A working internet connection
  • A phone file browser
  • A browser of your choice

 

WhatsApp Tips & Tricks

Maybe you know the one or other of these tricks already, maybe all of them are new for you. Whatever may be the case, we have not only found these 12 tips for you, we also provide a little “How to” for each.

The tips will be structured as follows, so you can jump right to the section that interests you most:

  1. Messaging
  2. Group Chats & Multiple Recipients
  3. Privacy
  4. Account Management

 

Messaging

 

Use Text Formatting In Your Messages

Text formatting is sometimes quite important to put emphasis on certain words or to convey a different meaning. WhatsApp does not provide a text editor and yet you can still apply basic formatting to your text without having to install any extra app!

 

How To Format Your Text

Simply use the following special characters around your text:

  • Bold: *Message*
  • Italic: _Message_
  • Strike-through: ~Message~

 

Share Your Location

In case you want to meet up with someone, sharing your location can be an easy way to let them know where you are. Instead of having to type an address that your contact would have to copy and paste into their navigation program, simply share your location and they can find you.

 

How To Send Your Location

  1. Open a chat
  2. Click on the paperclip icon
  3. Choose “Location”

 

Disable Automatic Saving of Images & Videos

Usually, WhatsApp saves all images and videos you receive in your gallery. This can be annoying or unpleasant for several reasons. Whatever they may be, you can prevent WhatsApp from automatically saving media in your phone’s gallery.

 

How To Disable Automatic Saving Of Media

iOS

  1. Go to Privacy > Images in the iOS menu
  2. Disable the automatic saving for the WhatsApp application

Android

  1. Open your file browser
  2. Go to WhatsApp > Media
  3. In this folder, create a new file with the name “.nomedia”

 

Open & Answer Messages From Your Lock Screen

A quite convenient trick for people that are not afraid to openly show received messages on their lock screen is to enable reading and answering messages from the lock screen directly. That way, you don’t have to unlock your phone for a quick reply.

 

How To Read Messages From The Lock Screen

  1. Go to Settings > Notifications > Popup notifications
  2. Choose when you want to display popup notifications

 

Save Voice Messages

There is also an easy and fast way to download and save voice messages from your WhatsApp chats. Unlike written messages, they can not be preserved using a screenshot or saving a text backup of your chat history.

This tutorial explains how you can easily download and save WhatsApp voice messages.

 

 

Group Chats & Multiple Recipients

Mute Group Chats

Group chats are a great possibility to stay connected with a large group of friends, colleagues, team mates or family. However, many group chats tend to become very active over time and the constant popping up of notifications and sounds can become very annoying.

Luckily, you can mute group chats while either keeping notifications on, or even disabling the notifications as well. You have the option to mute the chat either for 8 hours (perfect for when you are at work or school), 1 week or 1 year. But of course you can un-mute the chat any time again.

 

How To Mute Group Chats

  1. Open the group chat you want to mute
  2. Click on the menu icon on the top right (three dots )
  3. Choose “Mute”
  4. Choose either 8 hours, 1 week or 1 year
  5. Optionally, you can choose whether to show notifications or not

 

Send One Message To Several People

Like in a group chat? No, that’s exactly the point. Sometimes, you want to send the same message to several people without them knowing that the other got the message as well. This is possible in WhatsApp by using so-called broadcasts.

The broadcast allows you to select a number of your contacts (only requirement is that you need their number saved in your phone) to send them one message at once without creating a group chat. Answers will then pop up in individual chats as well.

 

How To Send A Broadcast

  1. Open the main menu of WhatsApp
  2. Choose “New broadcast”
  3. Select the people you want to message and confirm
  4. Now you can type or record your message

 

Privacy

 

Disable Blue Check Marks

Underneath your messages, WhatsApp provides a number of small symbols. They can be found right next to the timestamp of the message and they all mean different things:

  • Message sent
  •  Message delivered
  •  Message read

Sometimes, it is convenient to know that someone has read your message. That way, you know they are aware of a cancelled date or updated location, or you simply know they are okay and able to access their phone.

However, some people can get pretty annoying or downright angry when you do not respond to a message asap. An answer that takes more than five minutes after the blue check marks appear is regarded as offensive, almost. Luckily, you can easily disable showing the status of your message to your contacts!

Note: If you disable the read receipts, you will not be able to see other people’s message statuses anymore either!

 

How To Disable The “Read” Status

  1. Go to Settings > Account > Privacy
  2. Turn of “Read receipts”

 

Disable “Last Seen” Status

Similar to the blue check marks, you can also hide the information when you have last been online. While you will still be marked as being currently online to your contacts when you actually are, it will prevent them from seeing the timestamp from when you have last been online.

Note: Disabling this will also prevent you from seeing the “last seen” status of your contacts.

 

How To Disable The “Last Seen” Status

  1. Go to Settings > Account > Privacy
  2. Set “Last Seen” to “Nobody”

 

 

 

Create Backups

Especially when you plan on getting a new phone, it’s advised to create a backup of your chat history. That way, you can use your backup on your new phone by using the same SD card. Of course you can also save the history of single chats and send them to yourself or someone else via e-mail.

These things are handled differently, depending on your device.

 

How To Create Chat Backups

iOS

  1. First, activate iCloud Drive under iPhone Settings > iCloud > iCloud Drive
  2. Start your backup under WhatsApp > Settings > Chat Backup
  3. Here, you can also set in which intervals you’d like your phone to make an automatic backup of your chat history

Android

  1. Go to Settings > Chats > Chat backup
  2. There, you will see the last backup made, you can start a manual backup or change the settings of an automatic backup on Google Drive
  3. To e-mail a chat history, go to Settings > Chats > Chat history
  4. Choose “Email chat”
  5. Choose the chat you want to send

 

Account Management

 

Change Phone Number

Just because you get a new number doesn’t mean you have to set up WhatsApp anew. There is no need to create a new account because you can simply transfer your existing account to the new phone number.

Note: If you change both your phone and your number, use your old phone to change the number into your new one first. Then you can install WhatsApp on your new phone.

 

How To Change To My New Number

  1. Go to Settings > Account > Change number
  2. Read the information and proceed
  3. Enter your old and your new number

 

Use WhatsApp On Your Computer

WhatsApp Web enables you to use the messenger app from your desktop computer, laptop or even tablet without installing the app. This is possible if you are using the Firefix, Opera or Google Chrome browser. With the help of a QR code, your chats and contacts can be used via webclient.

How to set up WhatsApp Web and everything else you need to know about that can be found in this tutorial.


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WhatsApp Web – How To Use WhatsApp On Your Computer

WhatsApp is probably the number one messaging service for smartphones! Messages, voice messages, calls and even video calls are no problem with this popular mobile app! It is available for not only Android, iOS and Windows phone, but even for the Blackberry and the Nokia S60!

It’s safe to say that WhatsApp has revolutionized the conversations we have using our phones and many messengers tried and still try to reach the fame and popularity of WhatsApp. But you can use WhatsApp from your desktop computer or tablet as well!

 

 

In this article, we will have a look at how you can use WhatsApp from your computer and what else there is to know about the web application of the messenger!

 

What you need:

  • Your phone with WhatsApp installed
  • A working internet connection
  • A browser of your choice (e.g. Firefox or Google Chrome)

 

How To Use WhatsApp Web

If you want to send long texts, you may prefer typing them on a keyboard rather than your phone’s touch screen. Or maybe you want to send some photos and pictures you have on your computer and transferring them to your phone is an unnecessary step.

WhatsApp Web makes all of this possible – and we will guide you through setting up the WhatsApp Web app on your computer.

 

1. Go To web.whatsapp.com

Under the URL https://web.whatsapp.com, you will find the web app for WhatsApp. The screen will look somewhat like the one on the right.

This is the window where your WhatsApp messenger will appear. However, before you can start typing, you have to connect your phone with the page. For this, you are provided with a QR Code.

 

2. Open WhatsApp On Your Phone

Depending on your phone, you can access the web app on different ways. They are all explained on the web.whatsapp.com page as well, underneath the QR code.

For our tutorial, we are using an Android phone, hence why he went to:

WhatsApp > Menu > WhatsApp Web

If you are using  WhatsApp Web for the first time, a scanner will appear with which you can scan the QR code on your computer screen. If you have used WhatsApp Web before and on different computers, you will be able to choose a previous connection.

 

3. Start Writing

Your computer should now be connected to WhatsApp via your phone. Your latest chats will show up on the left and once you clicked on one, the conversation will open on the right.

The web application is able to do the same things as the mobile app as well. You can:

  • select messages
  • star them
  • forward them
  • view contact info
  • manage group chats
  • send images, videos and other files
  • download images
  • mute chats
  • start a new chat
  • search

And so on and so forth.


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Free Video Compressor Online For WhatsApp

Free Video Compressor Online For WhatsApp
Image Credit by = Hector Mota

 

Are you looking for a free video compressor online for Whatsapp? Perhaps you are trying to send a video on the app and it is not letting you due to the video or file format. Whatever, the case, Online Convert is the place where you can do so easily. It also doesn’t matter whether or not you are looking to do it for your iPhone or for Android phone. You can change not only the video’s size, but also the format as well. Whatsapp has become one of the easiest, fastest and most popular app used by people all over the world to send messages to each other. The best thing about the application is that it allows you to do so for free. You can use WhatsApp via your phone data or by connecting to a Wi-Fi.

 

 

 

 

Why WhatsApp Is So Popular

 

Although many people in the USA or other countries have still not embraced or use WhatsApp as much, the rest of the world has. Because it offers a cheap and free alternative for SMS, it quickly grew in countries such as India and all of Latin America. In fact, in Spain, WhatsApp has a 96% of the market share. Since most companies charge for text messaging, people flocked in droves to WhatsApp. That explains why Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg paid so much money for the application. Another reason WhatsApp is so popular is due to not having annoying ads all over it. This is really great since the ads tend to be distracting and annoying to people. The young generation also loves to use the app for instant communication.

 

Here is another tutorial showing How to Make a Video File Smaller

 

Compress Video For WhatsApp

 

Another thing that makes WhatsApp so great is that you can send more than just SMS to anyone anywhere in the world. The application also allows users to send videos, audio and many kind of files instantly. Although there is no limit to how many messages or files you can send to others, there is a size limit to them. Video files can be no bigger than 16 MB to 30 MB per file. While that may be okay for most videos, there are exceptions. Often times, we all have video files which are much larger than their allowed limit. Luckily, you can easily convert these bigger video files to a much smaller size one here on Online Convert. Best of all, you can do so for free.

Convert and change your video format or size easily and for free

To change the size of your video simply go to the Video File Converter

Once there, choose the format you want to convert the video to.

Next, simply upload your video to Online Convert and wait.

You will have a few other options to choose from such as bitrate, frame rate and others to customize your video.

Once your video has been uploaded, Online Convert will take care of the rest.

 

You may also want to read How to copy a video file and MP3 to your mobile phone

 

As soon as the video has been changed to whatever size or format you wanted, your converted video will be ready to download. Remember, unlike many sites where you have to download software in order to convert your videos or files, here on Online Convert you don’t. Just upload your files and we will do the rest for you.

How To Save WhatsApp Voice Messages

Whatsapp-iconOn February 1st 2016, WhatsApp announced that 1 billion people were using the WhatsApp messenger service– and the numbers are still rising. This makes WhatsApp, without a doubt, the most used messaging service available for mobile phones today.

According to this statistic, approximately 30 billion messages are sent via WhatsApp daily, with 700 million of those being photos, 200 million being voice messages and 100 million being video messages.

 

While images and videos are oftentimes automatically stored on your device or can easily be downloaded from the WhatsApp messenger, voice messages aren’t as easy to preserve. Luckily, there is a quick and easy way to save those messages as MP3s!

 

Save Voice Massages As MP3 Files

What you need:

  • Your phone with WhatsApp installed
  • (A computer or laptop)
  • (Google Drive)
  • An MP3 Converter

 

What’s a Voice Message?

Many different files can be sent via WhatsApp, including images, videos and audio files. When it comes to audio, there is a difference, however. You can, on one hand, send music or other stored audio files to your contacts. On the other hand, you can record a voice message directly via WhatsApp and send it.

The latter is what we know as voice messages. They are recorded using the microphone button inside the application.

 

Locate your voice messages on your device

On Android devices, you can access voice messages sent over WhatsApp in the following folder:

WhatsApp/Media/WhatsApp Voice Notes/

Depending on your phone, this folder is located in your internal storage or on an SD card you’re using.

 

On iOS devices, WhatsApp voice messages aren’t stored separately. You save or send them to you in a different way. In this video, it’s explained how to send the voice message to yourself via e-mail. If you have Google Drive installed on your iPhone, you can also save the voice note on this cloud service.

 

When downloading the voice message file to your computer, it may appear as a simple audio file or with the OPUS ending. No matter which version you get, you can use both for the next step.

 

Convert voice messages to MP3

Once you know where you can find the voice messages, it’s easy to turn them into MP3 files. Go to http://audio.online-convert.com/convert-to-mp3 and upload your file.

There are several possibilities to do this.

  • On Android, you can directly go to the link above in a browser and upload the file from the folder mentioned above.
  • On an iPhone, depending on how you have received your file, you may have to go to a computer to grab your file from an e-mail you sent.
  • In both cases, you can select your file from Google Drive which is an option on both Android and iOS to send your voice message to.

Convert To MP3

If you want to, you can use the optional settings to enhance the voice message, but if you are happy with it as it is, simply click on “Convert file”.

After a short time, you will be able to download the converted MP3 file of your WhatsApp voice message. And that’s it! Simple, wasn’t it? And completely for free as well!

 

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