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How to send videos on Discord

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Have a cool video you’d like to share with your friends on Discord? If so, the platform makes it easy to share your video content in both channels and direct messages. We’ll show you how to do it on Discord on both desktop and mobile.

  1. Click or tap the plus sign in the Discord message box.
  2. Find the video file in your folders and select it.
  3. If it’s too big, please compress it and try again, or upload it to a video hosting service and share the link.

While sharing content as a free user on Discord, please know that your file size should not exceed 8 MB. If you’re a Discord Nitro subscriber, you can share files up to 50 MB in size.

However, there are ways to share videos that are larger than that size on this platform, as we’ll explain below.

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Submit videos below Discord’s file size limit

If the file size of your video is 8 MB (or 50 MB if you’re a Nitro subscriber) or less, simply attach it to your message like you would any other file on Discord and it will be sent. Here’s how to do it on both desktop and mobile.

Share videos on desktop

On your desktop machine, use the Discord desktop app or Discord for the web to share your videos.

Start by launching Discord on your computer. Then go to the channel or direct message where you want to share your video.

At the bottom of the Discord screen, next to the message box, double-click the “+” (plus) sign to attach a file.

Your computer’s standard “open” window will open. Here, access the folder that has your video, then double click on your video file to add it to Discord.

Select the video to send.

Your selected video is now attached to your message. Optionally, enter a message in the message box, then press Enter to send your video.

Write a message and press Enter.

And that is. Your recipient will receive the video on their Discord account.

Share videos on mobile devices

On a mobile device, use the official Discord app to share videos on channels and direct messages.

Start by opening the Discord app on your iPhone or Android device. Then go to the channel or chat you want to add a video to.

At the bottom of the message screen, on the left, tap the “+” (plus) sign.

touch the sign

Your phone gallery will open. Here, choose the video you’d like to send on your channel or direct message. Then, in the top right corner of the gallery section, tap on the paper plane icon.

Your selected video is now sent to your chosen channel or DM, and you’re all set.

Submit videos that exceed Discord’s file size limit

If your video file is larger than 8MB for free Discord users or 50MB for Nitro users, you will need to either compress your video to reduce its size or upload your video to a cloud storage provider and share the video link on Discord.

If you want to try the first option, there are many ways to reduce the size of the video file, such as using the Handbrake utility. Some of these methods may affect the quality of your video, but this is the only option to send your video as an attachment on Discord.

If you want to use the latter method, simply upload your video to YouTube, Google Drive, Dropbox or the cloud storage provider of your choice and get the link to share the video. Then share this link on your Discord channel or direct message. Your recipient will be able to view the video by clicking the share link.

And that’s how you share some of your favorite videos regardless of file size with your Discord friends. Enjoy!


If you prefer emails, you can also send videos via email. Check out our guide to learn how to do it.

RELATED: How to send a video by email

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