How to send a video using iMessage

iMessage works with iPhones, iPads, and Macs to let you easily send videos without paying your carrier for a special messaging plan (data rates will still apply if you aren't on Wi-Fi). iMessage is built right into the same Messages app and Share Sheet that sends SMS and MMS to your non-iPhone using friends, so you don't have to do anything extra to use it. Just pick your video and send!

How to send a video with the iOS Messages app

  1. Launch the Messages app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on the thread you'd like to send the video in, or compose a new message.
  3. Tap on the camera icon in the lower left hand corner.
  4. Tap on Photo Library in the popup menu.
  5. Tap on Videos.
  6. Tap on the video you'd like to send.
  7. Preview it if needed and when you're sure you'd like to send it, tap Choose.
  8. Tap Send.

How to send a video using the Mac Messages app

  1. Launch the Messages app on your Mac.
  2. Find the person you'd like to send a video to and select them.
  3. Drag the video you'd like to send into the text input area.
  4. Click on Send.

That's it, your iMessage video is on its way!

How to get more help with iMessage

If you're having issues getting iMessage to activate, get more help at the iMore forums, and for more tips, check out: