How do I record and send someone a video message from my mobile device?

Why send an email when you can send your smiling face? Record a funny message or snap a photo to send to your friends.

To send a video or photo to a friend:

  1. Go to your Friends screen.  
  2. Tap on a friend and select the Send media icon . From iOS: tap the Conversation icon
  3. The camera window opens. You can exit at any time by tapping the X.

For more fun during your video you can...

  • Tap the flip camera icon to switch between front-facing and rear-facing views.
  • Tap the flash icon to turn the flash on or off.
  • Tap the brush icon to add a filter that makes your photo or video pop.
  1. When you’re ready to record a video, tap the record button  and tap again to finish. You can watch your video before you hit Send or tap Retake to record again.
  • You can record a video up to 20 seconds - the countdown in the bottom of your screen will help you keep track.
  1. If you want to take a photo, just tap the camera button . Select Send or Retake to try again.
  2. Send an existing photo or video by tapping the media library icon . Select which photo or video you want to send and tap Choose. Your photo or video will be sent right away!

To see your history of sent videos and photos:

View all of the photos and videos you have sent and received from your friends in your Messages.

  1. Swipe to the right  or tap on the Messages tab.
  2. You can see the list of all conversations.



  1. Tap on a friend to see a conversation, including video chats, text messages, and shared photos or videos. Scroll up or down to explore the history of the conversation.
  1. Tap a photo or video from a conversation to view it up close. You can even share it with your social networks by clicking the share button ( on iOS/  on Android).


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  • Date Created: 8/13/2013
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