How to Send a Song on WhatsApp
WhatsApp instant messaging has been making our everyday lives easier and one of the many advantages it has, is that it allows us to send all kinds of files to another over mobile devices. That includes sending pictures, messages, videos and music in various magical formats. Life is about sharing all the details and if you suddenly feel the need to send your friends a fantastic song that you like, with WhatsApp anything is possible. On OneHowTo.com we tell you how to send a song on WhatsApp.
Sending a song via Spotify or Apple Music
If you want to send a song to someone via WhatsApp, it will depend on what platform you are using to do so. For example, Spotify is the largest streaming service in the world, but other platforms such as Apple Music are also incredibly popular. All will allow some ability to share a song via WhatsApp. They do this by offering us a share function on their app.
There are various ways to share songs, but they commonly use a linking service. Both Spotify and Apple Music have the option to connect directly to the WhatsApp app on your device. The process of sending a song in this way is to:
- Open the music streaming app.
- Find the menu with sharing options. In the case of Spotify it is indicated by three dots at the top of the screen.
- Tap the dots and choose the ‘share’ option in the drop down menu.
- Tap the option to share on WhatsApp and choose the recipient.
Once the link is sent, it should appear with a box of information about the specific song being shared. Not all streaming services will offer the exact same options.
Ways to send an audio file through WhatsApp
There are several ways to send or share an audio WhatsApp files through the app and often the options available vary according to the operating service (OS) you have on your smartphone. We will tell you the most popular options used by most people so you can choose the one that best suits you. All are simple and very practical. Let's go! Grab your mobile and start practicing, at your finger is a world of music downloads to share with everybody.
Send an audio file using the WhatsApp app
If you want to know how to send music on WhatsApp, the most common way of sending files is by using the button next to the keyboard in the app. It appears when you start a conversation with another person or a group. it is located just to the side of the text box. Click on the ‘plus sign’ and several options will appear.
If your operating system is iOS the icons that appear are: room, photo & video library, document, location and contact. If your device is Android, it will have similar options which are even more comprehensive.
You need to choose the option to send a document. This option will take you to a browse area which will let you choose the file you want to send, including mp3's and other audio files. These include songs you have added to a microSD card if you have one.
Simply search the one you want, tap it and follow the instructions. You can see the basics with our photo guide below. In other systems you can access this after clicking 'Audio' in the music player where you can choose a song stored on your device.
If you want to send a picture from a restricted iPhone, in this oneHOWTO article we tell you how to send more than 16 MB on Whatsapp.
Send a song on WhatsApp using the device folders
It is not necessary to follow this path to send a song or audio file on WhatsApp. Depending on the operating system available, the options may vary. You can browse your audio files gallery, choose a song and share it. When you press to send the file, you can choose from: Skype, Telegram, Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, WhatsApp, Hotmail, and others.
At that point, you can choose share by WhatsApp and then select the contact you want to send that song. You can also open a song with an editing program or sound recorder and then choose the option of sharing on WhatsApp.
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