WhatsApp is the best social media messaging service worldwide, and it didn’t get there in one night. Much effort and hard work were put into the platform to make it an ideal destination for internet users regardless of their age, location, gender, age, or purpose. Telegram and Messenger have the same initial objective as WhatsApp but can’t come close to WhatsApp’s whopping three billion monthly active users. And this includes the fact that Telegram offers channels, which are a major Unique Selling Point.
The thing is, no one likes to go to different places for different things. This is why people like shopping malls or all-purpose grocery stores. The more we can get in one place with minimum effort, the more we rely on it. Although Telegram’s channels are a great USP, they still aren’t a basic requirement for which a user will need to use another app/platform.
On the other hand, WhatsApp has already anticipated and offers most things a user can require. Besides just texting, you can share audio messages, images, videos, documents, links, locations, contact, and statuses. In fact, you can even make online monetary transactions over WhatsApp now!
Next up, you can audio and video call anyone you want and even make it a conference call, with just an internet connection as a requirement. WhatsApp regularly adds more features so that the calls run smoothly. After every WhatsApp-supported call, you’ll always be asked to review and rate the call without fail.
The privacy and security features on WhatsApp are also unparalleled. Whenever users have complained about features like the Last seen, Online status, and read receipts, WhatsApp has found the perfect alternative for them. Users can now choose their privacy boundaries and won’t be able to see those features for other contacts.
So, in short, if you’re looking for an app to cater to all your needs and maintain your privacy while connecting you with most people you meet, WhatsApp is right up your alley.
In today’s blog, we’ll discuss how you can fix the “this video is not available because something is wrong with the video file” error on WhatsApp.
How to Fix “This video is not available because something is wrong with the video file” on Whatsapp
Let’s discuss your initial question first: how can you fix the “this video is not available because something is wrong with the video file” error? Well, the most common reason why this error appears is when you’ve sent the video through WhatsApp web. Or if you’ve been sent that video from WhatsApp web.
Users complained that when they send a video on WhatsApp web, their recipient/s can’t see the video. Instead, the “this video is not available because something is wrong with the video file” error pops up.
Moreover, even the sender cannot access the video they’ve sent from their smartphones. The only way for them to fix this was to transfer the video to their smartphone and then send it out to everyone. So, all you need is to tell the sender or do this if you’re the sender.
Now, we’re hoping this was just a temporary glitch that WhatsApp has since fixed, but there’s no telling. So, if you do face this glitch now, you already know the easy way out!
We won’t blame you if you’d rather find a more permanent solution to this situation. Here, we’ll talk about a few tips and tricks that might just help fix this glitch on WhatsApp web and the smartphone app.
Restart your smartphone/laptop/computer.
As any rookie with minimal tech knowledge will tell you, the first attempt to fix absolutely anything is to restart the device. It fixes the most common glitches and bugs without you breaking a sweat.
Install the latest WhatsApp system update on your device.
An older version of WhatsApp might also be responsible for continuous error pop-ups. WhatsApp and Instagram are known for their highly frequent and just as anticipated updates, which can often get annoying.
But well, if you like what’s in the updates, it’s not fair to complain about it, right? Just go to the Play Store/App Store and install the latest update. You can try deleting and then re-installing the WhatsApp web application on your laptop/computer.
Connect to a different internet connection
You should try this method as a last resort since it’s possible this will not affect the outcome. If you’re using your mobile data, try to connect to a different internet connection, preferably Wi-Fi, to see if the problem fixes itself.
At the end
As our blog has reached its end, let’s go over what we’ve talked about today.
WhatsApp is a quite well-known platform with a list of features that goes on for days. From USPs to the essentials and constantly improved updates, it’s got all of it. However, none of it declares that WhatsApp is a perfect platform. As is the case with all other social media platforms, its users also face the occasional bug and glitch.
Thankfully, if your problem today has been caused by the “this video is not available because something is wrong with the video file,” we can help you. It’s probably happening because you use WhatsApp web instead of the smartphone app.
To fix it, just transfer the video to your smartphone and then share it around. If your problem isn’t fixed, try the three alternative hacks suggested.
If you still have doubts regarding this error, we’ll await your questions in the comments section below!