How can I get the compressed images or videos? Is there a simple yet free way to reduce video and images on an Android device?
asked in Other - Internet by questiun

1 Answer

Yes you can use WhatsApp to compress images and videos

Instant messaging services, like WhatsApp, compresses photos and videos to reduce bandwidth and quickly send the files. That is why we can use it to compress these file types. WhatsApp works great if you don't mind the loss in quality. 

Follow the steps below:

  • Step 1
    Send the set of pictures and video files to one of your friends (or yourself) via WhatsApp.

  • Step 2
    Go to the WhatsApp Media folder on Android or your Camera Roll on iOS to find the compressed versions. 

  • Step 3
    Delete the originals if you want to save space.

How to find the media files on Android

  • Step 1
    Open an file manger App

  • Step 2
    Select SD Card or Internal Storage. See example below for SD Card.

SD Card root directory showing the WhatsApp directory (tap it to open)

  • Step 3
    Now tap on Media

You will see all media types stored in WhatsApp folder.


Now, you just need to tap the appropriate folder to get the compressed version of each file set via WhatsApp as explained above, ie,

  • Images folder for Photos or images

  • Video folder for video files

  • Audio folder for music, recorded speech, etc.

If you don't mind the loss in quality and or if you wish to save space on your device, you can delete the original files.


answered by questiun