In this article, we will take a look at how to split videos for WhatsApp status or Instagram stories. Since you all know that we can upload status videos on WhatsApp, we need these tools to split or trim the videos.
But wait a second,why we do we need to do that? Well, let me explain to you as to why there is a need to do that.
Why To Split Videos For WhatsApp Status?
So here is the thing. We want to upload our videos as WhatsApp status right? But the problem here is that WhatsApp does not allow videos to be longer than 30 sec in length. So what is the solution then? Well in that case, any video longer than that needs to be split or trimmed down!
But how do we go about doing that? That is what we will explain to you in our next section!
How To Split Video For WhatsApp Status?
So in the earlier sections we understood why we need to split our videos for WhatsApp status, right? In this section we will see different ways we can do that. So are you ready for that? Cool! Then let us get started right away!
Method 1: Using WhatsApp Video Trim Feature
So the first way to split video is to use the WhatsApp’s built-in video trimming feature.
Wait what? So WhatsApp has a feature to split videos? Yes, it does so! WhatsApp has a feature to trim videos to upload it as WhatsApp status.
So how do we do that? Here are the steps you need to follow to do that.
How To Split Video Using WhatsApp Video Trim Feature
- Click On My Status Option
Open your WhatsApp app, click on the status button and click on the “My Status” option in it.
- Select Your Video
Now you need to select the video from the gallery. This is the video you want to trim and upload as your status video.
- Split The Video
Using the slider provided, select a 30 second window in the video. So this will be the part of the video that gets trimmed down and ready to be uploaded as your WhatsApp status video. You can move the slider on either sides to select the beginning and ending part of the video.
- Upload The Video As You WhatsApp Status
So now that you have your trimmed 30 sec WhatsApp status video ready, it is time to upload it. You can do that by clicking on the Send button.
Method 2: Split Videos Using Video Editor Apps
So in the second method, we will use 3rd party video editor apps to split our videos. But before we discuss this method, there is one question we need to ask ourselves.
Why are we going for a 3rd party video editor app when we already have video editing support in WhatsApp itself?
Any guess? Think about it a bit before moving down to find the reason behind it.
Alright, is any guess? Let me tell you the reason behind it.
Well you see, the video editing feature by WhatsApp is all well and good if you have a single video to edit. However, what if you want to use multiple videos and edit them to make a 30 sec status video?
You guessed it right. You just cant do that with WhatsApp Video Editor. So to work aroud that, we will make use of 3rd party video editor apps.
So the idea behind this is to install a good 3rd party video editor app onto your smartphone. You can then use this editor to add multiple videos, combine them and trim them down to 30 sec videos.
Once you are done with it, you can then upload them as your WhatsApp status video. It makes sense right? Great!
So what then are some of the best video editor apps for Android out there?
Well, there are many good video editors that are both free and paid apps. So which one you should use really depends on how much you are willing to spend. So it completely depends upon you.
But in any case we find these video editors to be good for splitting videos for WhatsApp.
Few Video Editor Apps On Android For WhatsApp Status Video
- WhatCut Pro App
- Adobe Premiere Clip
- Power Director
- Viva Video
- Funimate etc
So as you can see, there a are a bunch of video editor apps available for Android. You can use either of these apps to create your 30 second WhatsApp status video.
Now since each one of these apps work differently, I wont be explaining to you how to work with each of them. I will let you download and explore them by yourselves on that.
But if you found some other app that are good for this, do let me know in the comments below and I will add them to the list above.
Method 3: Using Online Video Editor To split Videos For For WhatsApp Status
The third and final option we recommend you to use are the online video editors available on the internet. Now there are a plethora of web apps that you can use to edit your videos online. But they come with their own set of problems.
What are they, you ask?
Disadvantages of Online Video Editors
Well for one, you need to have good internet connection to use them. Why is that?
That is because you will be required to upload your videos to the online video editor’s servers. So, if your video file size is too big, your internet speed better be good for quick upload. Or else you will end up waiting forever uploading the video files.
Advantages of Online Video Editors
But on the other hand, this will be a good option to go for editing your videos for WhatsApp if your smartphone is running low on battery. Why is that?
It is because all the video processing will take place in the web app’s server side. So your smartphone will not be doing much work other than uploading the video and downloading edited video. Since that real editing happens on the web server, your smartphone’s battery power will not be used.
There is one more advantage to using online video editors. Since most of the video editing happens on the web server that are more powerful than your smartphones, you will have good editing options. Why so?
Well, as you know editing video files are very resource intensive.
Wait..what do mean by that?
What it means is that video editing requires powerful processors and memory. Since web servers will definitely have better processors and memory than your smartphones, they will always be better.
So what does that mean to you?
It simply means that you will have more video editing features than what you will see on your smartphone video editor apps.
So there you have it. These were some of the ways you can edit your videos for your WhatsApp Status. Each of these methods come at its own advantages and disadvantages. So which one you should use will completely depend on your requirement.
So hope this article was helpful to you. If you have any queries or comments about it, do let us know in the comment section below.
So until next time. take care!