4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 2, 2014 7:46 AM by Meg St._Clair
groovykeys Level 1 (10 points)

Does anybody know the offical size limit of photos and videos that can be sent between iMessage users?

 

I'm thinking that my wife and I can send unlimited high res videos to each other (both iPhones) for free and not have any limitations with iMessage. I know thats a long shot and probably not the case!

 

I sent her a 2 min high res video clip and it was sent it in it's entirety... but reviewing it on her device, it was way compressed and choppy. I'm trying to figure out how long the video can be before it gets compressed so we can cut it off at that time.

 

We have unimited MMS text on Veizon but am hoping that iMessage would delive better quality. Then I can downgrade my Verizon account!

 

Thanks in advance!


iPhone 4, iOS 5
  • Adam Stone1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I use the video part of iMessage a LOT (I'm deaf and we use it to send each other American Sign Language (ASL) texts - we call it vexts)  - and I've learned that you usually just have to make it 1.5 minutes or so (when using the front-facing camera).

     

    The maximum file size of a video sent via iMessage is 1 MB so any long video will be compressed to exactly 1 MB. The longer the video is, the more it gets compressed.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 9 (50,797 points)

    Adam Stone1 wrote:

     

    I use the video part of iMessage a LOT (I'm deaf and we use it to send each other American Sign Language (ASL) texts - we call it vexts)

    I was aware that texting was a useful tool for the Deaf but I never thought about this. Very cool use of the technology!

  • Richard.flowers Level 1 (0 points)

    well i dont know what the file size is however the reason it became choppy is due to the fact that you must have been using your mobile data, i have sent videos when using mobile data before and they do become very choppy, if both people are connected via wifi the video will send as is

  • Meg St._Clair Level 9 (50,797 points)

    Richard.flowers wrote:

     

    well i dont know what the file size is

    That question was answered back in July of 2012, when this thread was last active.