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How to Convert Video for WhatsApp

Freemake Video Converter is the best way to compress and convert your video for WhatsApp. The freeware supports over 500 video and audio formats and will quickly convert any video to WhatsApp compatible parameters. Compress MP4, AVI, MKV, FLV and other videos for sending via WhatsApp. Optimize large HD and Full HD movies.
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Quick summary:
1. Download Freemake Video Converter
2. Add your video files
3. Choose the format
4. Set WhatsApp video parameters
5. Convert video for WhatsApp free

Learn how to convert video for WhatsApp:

1

Download Freemake Video Converter

Download free Freemake Video Converter on your laptop or desktop with Windows. The supported Win versions: Windows 10, 8, 7, and Vista. For a computer with a fast Internet connection, choose the online version of the installation file. If you want to use the WhatsApp converter on an offline PC, select a full version of the setup file. Run the Freemake setup file to install the freeware on your PC.

Complete the installation process by clicking the “Next” button all the time. The freeware doesn’t offer any 3d party apps, so you can be sure that nothing else will be installed on your machine and your data is safe.

To access the Freemake program fast, choose to install a quick-access icon on your desktop.
2

Add your video files

Launch the software and add your video files clicking on the “+Video” button. Alternatively, you can drag-n-drop videos into the Freemake Video Converter.

The tool can optimize movies and clips for WhatsApp in batch. You can add files of different formats, size, and resolution. For example, there can be one large HD movie and a couple of short videos.

3

Choose the format

Now you should choose a right video extension for your media file. To convert videos for WhatsApp compatible format, you should choose MP4.

Click the format button at the bottom of Freemake WhatsApp Converter. You can this extension to Favorites if you plan to optimize videos for WhatsApp regularly. To do it, click the Star sign next to the format button.
4

Set WhatsApp video parameters

As soon as you select the format, there will appear a new window with settings. Choose the smallest video quality from the drop-down menu. WhatsApp doesn’t support videos that are larger than 16Mb. Thus you will need to set this parameter in Freemake Video Converter. Pay attention to the weight sign right above the "Convert" button. Click it to open the size settings. Set the final size to 16Mb or a smaller one.

If the video is too big for such a size and the minimum suggested by Freemake Video Converter is higher, choose a smaller video resolution and bitrate to fit the necessary parameters.
5

Compress video for WhatsApp

Finally, click the “Convert” button to convert and compress the video for WhatsApp without losing quality.

When the videos are ready, transfer them to your device and send via WhatsApp. Alternatively, you can open a web or a desktop version of WhatsApp and send your compressed videos from a PC.