How to Send a Video via Text

How to Send a Video via Text

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Sending videos via text message is a convenient way to share moments with friends and family. However, many users encounter challenges, particularly with file size limits and video length. This article explains whether you can send videos by text, the restrictions on video length, and how to send longer videos effectively.

Can I Send Videos by Text Message?

Yes, you can send videos by text message using SMS or more commonly through MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service).

Most smartphones and mobile plans allow MMS, which is designed to send multimedia content, including videos.

However, there are limitations related to the size and length of the video you can send, which vary by carrier.

How Long of Videos Can I Text?

Carriers typically allow a maximum file size of 1MB to 3.5MB for videos sent via MMS, however the length of video that can be texted depends on the limit set by your mobile carrier.

This size constraint generally translates to only a few seconds of video, usually around 30 seconds or less if recorded at a standard resolution.

It may be possible to send longer videos and larger files, but the resolution would become diminished in the process.

How to Send Long Videos by Text

Clickly makes it easy to share files and send long video files by text message. Here’s how.

  1. Open your Clickly dashboard.
  2. On the left side menu, click ‘File Hosting‘ then click ‘Upload Files‘.
  3. Drag and drop your large video into the file section, then click ‘Upload‘.
  4. Copy the shortened file link and paste it into your text message.

Understanding these tips and tricks can make sharing videos by text much easier, helping you stay connected with others through rich media messaging. Whether sharing a quick clip or a longer recorded event, you now have the tools to ensure your video reaches its audience effectively.