Apple® iPhone® - Send Existing Video via Messaging

Note Notes:

  • The following steps also apply to sending via iMessage. When a message is sent, the message type is indicated by differing colors.
  • The steps below apply to the following models:
    • iPhone X / XS / XS Max / XR 
    • iPhone 8 / 8 Plus
    • iPhone 7 / 7 Plus 
    • iPhone SE
    • iPhone 6 / 6 Plus / 6s / 6s Plus 
    • iPhone 5 / 5c / 5s
  • For other models, click the applicable link for instructions:


  1. From the Home screen, tap the Messages icon Messages icon.
  2. Tap the New Message icon New message icon (upper-right).
  3. From the To field, enter a 10-digit mobile number
    Note Alternatively, enter a contact name.
    Note Repeat this step as necessary to add additional recipients.
  4. From the Text Message field, enter a message.
  5. Tap the Camera icon Camera icon.
    Note If you don't see the Camera icon, tap the Arrow icon Arrow icon (to the left of the message field).
  6. Tap Photos (upper-right) 
  7. Tap the album (e.g., Camera Roll, Videos, etc.).
  8. Tap the video.
  9. Tap Choose (lower-right).
  10. Tap the Send icon Message Reply (in the text field).
    Note The Send icon appears green in text messages and blue in iMessages.


Related Topic: Record and Send a Video via Messaging