How to mute the audio of a video that will be sent to you by WhatsApp

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After its latest beta, WhatsApp already allows you to mute videos before sending them. In this way it is possible share videos with images only, through a simple function integrated in the application's video editor.

Initially, this feature is available for people using WhatsApp Beta on their Android devices. However, it will soon end up being available to all users of the application, regardless of which platform they use the messaging app on.

WhatsApp now allows you to mute videos before sending them.

Disable WhatsApp videos before sending them

mute a video before sending it via WhatsApp, the first step will be make sure you have a version of the app installed equal to or higher than v2.21.3.13, available via the app beta program from February 2021.

When we installed this version, once we want share a video on WhatsApp without audio, these are the steps to follow:

  1. Enter the chat where you want to send the video.
  2. Tap the Attach File button, then tap Gallery.
  3. Choose the video you want to share.
  4. On the WhatsApp video editing screen, tap the speaker icon located in the upper left corner, below the timeline, to mute or unmute the audio.
  5. Finally, submit the video.

The option to mute videos on WhatsApp.

It is worth mentioning that, unlike what happens in other apps like Telegram, the option for send video without audio in WhatsApp it does not cause the video to be sent in GIF format. In any case, there remains the possibility of turn videos into GIFs before sending them.

That's all. As you can see, it is a process extremely simple and fast, which can be very useful in those situations where it is not necessary for a video we want to send to have audio. Also, it can be a good way to quickly remove audio from videos if we send the video to a group composed only of us.

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