How to Send Multiple Photos in One WhatsApp Message

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps, used by over 2 billion people worldwide. It offers a convenient way to chat with friends and family, make voice and video calls, and share photos, videos, and other media.

While WhatsApp makes it easy to send a single photo at a time, you can also send multiple photos in one message. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to send multiple photos on WhatsApp using both iPhone and Android devices.

Sending Multiple Photos on iPhone

There are two ways to send multiple photos on WhatsApp using an iPhone – directly from the WhatsApp app or from the Photos app.

Via WhatsApp App

Here are the steps to send multiple photos from within the WhatsApp app on iPhone:

  1. Open a WhatsApp conversation and tap the “+” icon at the bottom.
  2. Select “Photo & Video Library”. This will open your Photos app.
  3. Tap on a photo to preview it.
  4. To add more photos, tap the “+” icon next to “Add Caption”.
  5. Select up to 30 additional photos from your library. Tap “Done” once finished.
  6. Tap the blue “Send” arrow to send the photos.

You can add captions or annotations before sending the photos. WhatsApp will display a preview of all selected images before sending them.

Via Photos App

To send multiple photos directly from the Photos app:

  1. Open the Photos app and select the photos you want to send. Tap “Select” in the top right.
  2. Tap the share icon in the bottom left corner.
  3. Select WhatsApp from the share menu.
  4. Choose the WhatsApp contact or group to send the photos to.
  5. Tap “Send” to share the selected photos.

This method lets you select up to 100 photos to send at once.

Sending Multiple Photos on Android

The process is slightly different on Android devices. Here are the steps:

  1. Open the WhatsApp conversation.
  2. Tap the attachment icon (paperclip or plus icon depending on your Android version).
  3. Select “Gallery”. This opens your Gallery app.
  4. Tap the images you want to send so they have a blue tick icon. Tap the check mark when done.
  5. Edit images if desired. Tap the send icon to share them.

You can also send multiple photos through the Google Photos app:

  1. In Google Photos, select the photos you want to share.
  2. Tap the share button at the top and choose WhatsApp.
  3. Select a chat or group and tap send.

Up to 30 photos can be shared at once on both iPhone and Android. To send more, simply repeat the process.

Handy Tips for Sharing Multiple Photos on WhatsApp

  • Send in Batches: To avoid clogging up your recipient’s chat, send photos in batches instead of all at once. Send 10-15 at a time.
  • Add Captions: Use captions or annotations to label photos, providing context for the recipient.
  • Use Albums: Organize photos into albums in your camera roll before sharing on WhatsApp. This groups related images.
  • Send as Documents: Media sent as documents on WhatsApp retains its original quality. Enable this in settings.
  • Use WiFi: Share large batches of high-res photos over WiFi to avoid eating up mobile data.

Troubleshooting Issues with Sharing Photos on WhatsApp

If you encounter problems sending multiple photos on WhatsApp, here are some troubleshooting tips:

  • Update WhatsApp to the latest version from the App Store/Play Store.
  • Check if you have enough storage space on your phone. Offload unused apps if needed.
  • Reboot your phone and try again. This clears out any software glitches.
  • Make sure you have a stable internet connection when trying to send photos.
  • Toggle WhatsApp’s permissions in phone settings if it can’t access photos.

If the problem persists even after trying the above, uninstall and reinstall WhatsApp. This will clear cached data that could be causing issues.


While WhatsApp limits you to sharing only 30 photos at once, you can easily get around this by sending batches of images. Both iPhone and Android devices offer straightforward ways to select and send multiple photos on WhatsApp in just a few taps.

Use the built-in sharing options in WhatsApp or your camera roll to add captions, annotate images, and share memories with your friends and family. Sending high-res photos does use more data, so use WiFi whenever possible or enable the Data Saver setting in WhatsApp.