Text message video size limit

Also surprisingly, many deliberately choose to run their communication via SMS or MMS, as everyone’s inboxes are overloaded with emails and it is easier to get noticed if you send a text.

These days you can send various multimedia content over a cellular network. There are though video text message size limits.

If you want your film to be displayed in a message, as a rule, it should be 1000k or less. Also, the maximum file size can depend on the phone company’s bandwidth capability — 5G allows sending more data than 2G.

If you send right from the device, the movie size and its quality can be compressed during the transfer and you might not like the result. So it is a good idea to have the clip properly prepared in advance if you have to send it as a text message.

As a rule, a video should not be too large to be reduced with the minimum loss of quality. To make it smaller, you can first trim it using our cutting tool.

Then, it is a good idea to compress the file. We have a special tool for it, too, that is available online for any device. If you’re using an iPhone, you can consider downloading our video compressor app to have access to it offline.

Let’s see how to compress a video for the text message using the web version of our service.

  1. Upload the file

    Open Clideo’s Video Compressor in any browser, and then click “Choose file” to add from the device. You can also upload your film from Google Drive or Dropbox account. Hover over the drop-down arrow, and then select the required option.

    Upload video to compress for text message

    The service runs on any platform — Android, iPhone, Mac, Windows — and handles most popular formats, such as MP4, WMV, MOV, VOB, and AVI.

    Moreover, you won’t need to register or pay anything if your clip is up to 500 MB.

  2. Compress video

    Once the recording is uploaded, the compression will start automatically. The service will set the best parameters to reduce the size and at the same time keep the quality as much as possible.

    Compress the video size for text message

    Depending on your internet speed, this can take some time. Get a cup of tea or coffee or stretch your legs — make the best out of this short break.

  3. Download the result

    Once compression is over, you will see the preview and the Clideo tool will let you know the compression percentage, as well as the old vs final size.

    Download video compressed for text message

    If you see that the recording is still too large, you can download the result and try to compress it again. With a subscription, you will be able to compress it again without downloading via the three dots icon.

We are regularly improving our tools to add new features or enhance your experience. Check our Help Center for the most recent instructions.