Apple® iPhone® - Record and Send Video via Messaging
The following steps also apply to sending via iMessage. When a message is sent, the message type is indicated by different colors.
The steps below apply to the following models:
iPhone X / XS / XS Max / XR
iPhone 8 / 8 Plus
iPhone 7 / 7 Plus
iPhone 6 / 6 Plus / 6s / 6s Plus
iPhone 5 / 5c / 5s
iPhone 4 / 4s
From the Home screen, tap the Messages icon .
Tap the New Message icon (upper-right).
From the To field, enter a 10-digit mobile number
Alternatively, enter a contact name. As the name is entered, a matching contact may appear and can be selected at any time.
Repeat this step as necessary to add additional recipients.
From the Text Message field, enter a message.
Tap the Camera icon (on the left).
If you don't see the Camera icon, tap the Arrow icon to the left of the text entry field.
From the camera mode options at the bottom, swipe to the left or right to choose VIDEO.
For iPhone 4 / 4s, tap Take Photo or Video.
Aim then tap the Record icon to begin recording.
Alternatively, press either volume button on the left edge of the device.
When finished, tap the Stop icon to discontinue recording.
Tap Done (upper-right).
For iPhone 4 / 4s, tap Use Video (lower-right)
To discard and record a new video, tap Retake (at the bottom) then repeat step 9.
Tap the Send icon .
The Send icon appears green when sending a text message and blue when using iMessage.