How to Compress a Video on Android

Charlotte Daniels

Android, Tutorials

Today, smartphones have become our go-to device for capturing and sharing videos. However, large video files can take up a lot of storage space on our Android devices and make it difficult to share them with others.

That’s where video compression comes in handy! In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to compress a video on Android using simple steps.

Step 1: Download a Video Compression App

To begin with, you need to download a reliable video compression app from the Google Play Store. There are several apps available that offer different compression options and features.

One popular app is “Video Compress”. It’s free to download and provides an intuitive user interface.

Step 2: Install the Video Compression App

Once you have downloaded the app, open the Play Store and tap on the “Install” button to install it on your Android device. The installation process may take a few seconds depending on your internet connection speed.

Step 3: Launch the Video Compression App

After the installation is complete, locate the app icon on your home screen or app drawer and tap on it to launch the video compression app.

Step 4: Select the Video to Compress

In the video compression app, you will see a list of videos available on your device. Tap on the “Select Video” button or an equivalent option provided by the app to select the video you want to compress.

Step 5: Choose Compression Settings

Once you have selected a video, you will be presented with various compression settings. These settings allow you to customize the output file size and quality according to your requirements.

  • Resolution: Choose a lower resolution to reduce the video size. Keep in mind that lower resolutions may result in a loss of quality.
  • Bitrate: Adjust the video bitrate to control the amount of data used.

    Lower bitrates will result in smaller file sizes but may affect the video quality.

  • Format: Select an appropriate video format for compression. MP4 is a widely supported format and offers good compression efficiency.

Step 6: Start Video Compression

Once you have finalized the compression settings, tap on the “Start Compression” or similar button provided by the app to begin compressing the video.

Step 7: Wait for Compression to Complete

The time taken for compression will depend on various factors such as the length of the video, your device’s processing power, and the chosen compression settings. Be patient and wait for the compression process to complete.

Step 8: Save or Share Compressed Video

After compression is finished, you will be prompted to save or share the compressed video. Choose an appropriate option based on your needs.

Congratulations! You have successfully compressed a video on your Android device using a dedicated video compression app. Now you can save storage space and easily share your videos with friends and family!


  • If you want to retain better video quality while still reducing file size, try experimenting with different combinations of resolution and bitrate settings.
  • You can delete the original uncompressed video from your device once you have verified that the compressed version meets your requirements.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful to you. Now go ahead and compress those videos to free up space on your Android device!

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