You can compress images or video you're sharing, that are larger than 5 MB.

Before you begin

Make sure that your iPhone or iPad is set to use the most compatible file formats. On your device, go to Settings > Camera > Formats, and then tap Most Compatible. Refer to Apple's support site if you need more information about High Efficiency Image File (HEIF) formats.

1

Tap your profile picture, tap Advanced, then select Compress Files Before Sending.

2

Select a compression setting:

  • Never—Images and videos you send will not be compressed.

  • Ask—You'll be prompted if you want to compress the file size, everytime you send images and videos.

  • Always—All images and videos you send will be compressed.


 

You can change the settings at any time.

You can compress images or video you're sharing, that are larger than 5 MB.

Tap your profile picture, then tap Advanced and select Send Reduced File Size.


 

If you need to send a file at the original size, you can turn off the setting at any time.