How to Send Large Videos on Discord, More than 8MB

How to Send Large Videos on Discord

From PC Gamers to YouTube Streamers, Discord has become the most useful community-based social media platform for everyone. Discord is now no anymore a place to just chat and discuss. Now users are using it to share their content with their audience. On Discord, you can share almost all kinds of attachments. But when it comes to Sending videos on discord, it has some limitations. Like, you cannot share video files of more than 8MB on a regular Discord Server. Even, If you try to send, a pop-up message will appear that – Your files are too powerful. Max file size is 8.00 MB Please. One more thing, the Discord file size limit is not only for videos, it is for all kinds of files.

Your files are too powerful. Max file size is 8.00 MB Please

Although, this is not the case with iPhone users. If you try to send a video recorded by iPhone which is more than 8 MB. Then, iPhone will compress it and send it. But, no worries, Android and PC users also can send large files through discord by using some third-party options. And, in this article, we will discuss it all. Now, you can also install custom Discord themes and plugins.

How to Send Videos on Discord.

Before getting to know some methods to send large video files. First, let’s get to know how you can send a video to the Discord Chat Server.

  1. Open the Discord App. And from the left pane, select the server to which you want to send the video. After that select the text channel.
  1. Click on the “+” icon and after that, click on Upload a file. Then browse and select the video file, and click on ok.
How to Send Videos on Discord - Click on + Icon
  1. Click on Upload.
Upload Videos Files on Discord
  1. If you want to send a video file to your friend. Click on the Direct Messages (Discord icon) and then click on friends. After that, select your friend’s name. A chat window will now get open. You can now send whatever file you want by clicking on the + icon.

How to Send Videos Larger than 8MB on Discord.

Discord Nitro. (Official Method)

By upgrading to Discord Nitro, you can send video files up to 100MB. And, with Discord’s classic subscription, the file limit will increase to 50MB. Discord Nitro subscription costs $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year. And, Discord’s classic subscription costs $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year. There are many other benefits of Discord Nitro like you will get two server boosts. You can personalize your profile and can stream in HD resolution.

  1. Open the Discord App on your PC, and click on the user settings icon next to your profile.
  1. Now, in the billing settings section, click on Nitro. (Android and iOS users can open a User Profile. And from nitro settings, then can subscribe.)
Discord Nitro - Upload Files upto 100MB

If you just want to increase the file size limit, then buying Discord Nitro isn’t a good idea. In that case, you can use third-party options to share videos.

Use Google Drive to Send Large Videos on Discord.

If you want to share videos privately and securely on Discord. Then, Google Drive is the safest option. Every Google Account users get 15GB of free cloud storage. Which is enough to share even a 4K video file. Yes, there are some other Google Drive alternatives available that you can use. Like, Dropbox basic, in which you will get 2GB of free space. Or, you can use OneDrive and can get 5GB of free space. But in every aspect, GDrive is better.

  1. Open Google Drive in a web browser and Sign-in using your Google Account. First, make sure you have enough free storage in Google Drive to upload files.
  1. Click on new > file upload.
Google Drive - Upload Video File to Send on Discord
  1. Select the video file that you want to upload and then click on open. Video will start uploading, and the uploading process will take time according to your Internet Plan.
  1. Once, the video file gets uploaded, refresh the Google Drive page once. And, you will see your uploaded video.
  1. Right-click on the video file and then click on “Get Link”.
Get YouTube Video Link
  1. The get link window will appear. First, click on “Restricted” and then select the “Anyone with this link” option.
Get Google Drive Link - Anyone with the link
  1. That’s it, now copy the link and send the link to your discord friends. Or, you can simply share it in a Discord server’s chat channel.

Use YouTube to Send Large Videos on Discord.

If you’re running out of storage in Google Drive, then you can upload videos on YouTube and share them. On YouTube, you can make the video private after uploading. And, users with that YouTube video link only can watch it. Just make sure your YouTube account is verified to upload videos. YouTube supports almost all kinds of video file formats. And, it’s quite easy to upload a video on YouTube.

  1. Open the YouTube site in your web browser. And, make sure you’re logged in.
  1. Click on Create (Camera) icon > Upload Video.
Upload Video on YouTube
  1. Upload videos window will appear, click on Select Files.
  1. Select the video file from your computer and click on Open. That’s it now wait for the video file to get uploaded.
  1. Once the video gets uploaded. Do Select the “this video is not made for kids” option. And, keep clicking on Next until you reach the final visibility screen.
  1. In the Visibility section, you can make the video private by selecting the “Unlisted” option.
  1. Select unlisted and then copy the video link and click on save.
YouTube Video Visibility
  1. That’s it, now share the video link in your discord server. Only people with the link can watch the video. The video will not be live publicly on YouTube.


Imgur is another free online image and video-sharing platform. On Imgur, you can share gifs, images, and videos publicly. Though, Imgur also has some limitations. Like, you cannot upload cannot be longer than 60 seconds. And, the maximum file size limit is 200MB. Uploading video files on Imgur is quite simple.

  1. Open Imgur Website and signup for a free account. Or, you can continue without it.
  1. Click on the + New Post option.
New Post Imgur
  1. After that, click on Choose Photo/Video. Select the video file and click on Open.
Choose Video to Upload Imgur - Send Large Videos on Discord
  1. Imgur might ask to remove or keep the audio. Click on “Yes, keep the Audio”.
  1. Once the video gets uploaded, hover the mouse pointer over the video. And, you will get the copy link option.
Copy Imgur Video Link and share on Discord
  1. That’s it, now you can share Imgur video links with Discord Users or on a Discord Server. Ok, so that’s how you can Send Videos Larger Than 8 MB On Discord.


Ok, so these were the methods to send large video files on Discord for free. You can either subscribe to Discord Nitro or Discord Classic and increase the file limit to 100MB. Or, you can use Google Drive, YouTube, or Imgur to share video files. If you know of any other better service, let me know in the comment section. Also, do you know, that now you can stream Netflix on Discord without a black screen issue? Read my article on it to get to know more about it.