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How to Send Music Files via Whatsapp from iPhone [Running iOS 7, 8]

By Hammad Rafique / January 27, 2014

Whatsapp is dominating the market as a free messenger from past 2 years. You just want internet connected to your device, and you are done. Almost every OS platform has whatsapp application, including Android, iOS and blackberry Smartphones.

App developers have good control over android OS, because it’s open source and powered by Google. It is Google’s specialty that it takes care of its users and developers both. It’s easy for Android developers to create apps, as compared to iOS developers.

Because of this, whatsapp has many built-in options for Android, but not for iOS. Also bluestack allows Windows and Mac users to run Android apps on their computers, while no such emulator is available in the market for iOS. If you want to install whatsapp on your Windows PC then follow my previous guide for help.

Send music via whatsappI normally use whatsapp to send videos and photos to my friends, but yesterday when I tried to send music from whatsapp using my iPhone 4s running iOS 7.0.4 (Not Jailbroken) but I didn’t find it.

After having an eye on it, I tried it on my Samsung galaxy S3 mini and found that Android has built-in option to do this. After a quick research I found a way to send music files from whatsapp, which is a little bit tricky.

Related Topic: Collection of Google drive like cloud storage apps.

Other Working Method to Add Music Sending Option to WhatsApp is Here. [For Jailbroken Devices Only]

Below are the methods to send music files from whatsapp.

Method 1:

Sharing music files via WhatsApp is easy now, because Nitin Gohel an iOS apps developer has launched its app to share music and jokes via WhatsApp, you can send music files with its free version and in paid version you can avoid advertisements. Moreover, I’ve talked one other developer and he has told me that he is going to share another iOS app that will allow users to change their Whatsapp status automatically after every 12 hours, that app will be powered by pingzic.

Step 1: Download shareapp from here.

Step 2: Open it and click on songs’ tab and it will show all of your songs from your native iOS music app.

Step 3: Tap on song’s name and you’ll get the option to send it via Whatsapp, choose this option and your song will start sending.

Shareapp iOS

Method 2:

The first thing you are required to do is to install Google drive on your PC. If you don’t want to install it, then open it online by clicking here. You must have a Google account to perform this task.

Step 1: Login to your Google drive and upload your desired songs in it, by selecting the upload option from the top left of the screen.

upload files to Gdrive

Step 2:  Now install Google drive app on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 7x or any previous version. To do this, go to the app store and search “Google Drive” and install the very first Google drive app.

Google Drive in app storeStep 3:  After installing it, login to this Google drive app with the same Google ID, previously used on your desktop. Just after login, you will see all the uploaded songs previously uploaded from your PC.

Google drive iOS

Sign-in Google driveStep 4:In front of the song title, there is a help/options icon on the right side, click on that.

options iconStep 5: Now from the menu, select the option of “open in…” and you will see whatsapp icon after few seconds in a pop-up window.

Open in....

whatsapp iconNow select the person to whom you want to send the file and your music file is sent successfully via whatsapp.

Music file sent

About the author

Hammad Rafique

I just love to help people by teaching them solutions of difficult things. To fulfil this promise I have chosen blogging platform.

fABE - February 28, 2014


Arpan - March 1, 2014

This worked for me once..u nw when i click on open using another app, it will just keep loading.and nothing happens..plz let me knw wht is solution fr this??
this worked once so i hope hr must b some solution fr this

    maddy - March 1, 2014

    You should wait for some time because it’s because of file size you are trying to send. Try to send a low sized file, it will be done soon.

Taha - April 1, 2014

It helped… Worked on dropbox too. The process takes a very less amount of time, and that too in the sync part. Thanks a lot!!

    maddy - April 7, 2014

    You are welcome Taha.

Sbaby - April 21, 2014

It worked for me too! Thank you for sharing and for your clarity.

    Hammad Rafique - April 21, 2014

    Pleasure! and welcome Sbaby.

Sahil Sharma - April 28, 2014

You are genius man ..i was searching for a fix since ages ..i am so happy now and indeed it was very simple and helpful..Thanks a lot !!!

    Hammad Rafique - June 2, 2014

    Thanks sahil, I’m glad it helped you.

Niks - May 31, 2014

It didn’t work for me… I didn’t get option for whatsapp… Why this is so??? Please help me…

    Hammad Rafique - June 2, 2014

    You must be lacking somewhere in the above tutorial, make sure your WhatsApp app is working fine and also follow the above steps again. Also don’t forget to upload music files to google drive.

      Attiqua - August 10, 2014

      I’ve also had this problem it says their are no apps installed in your phone to open in can you please help me I’ve re read the instructions but i don’t see it?

farhan - June 1, 2014

great..fanx buddy..
can u help me by tellin that he can i download mp3 songs from any site in my iphone

yerdua - June 2, 2014

i cant download google drive in my iphone 4S. what other solution that i can send music to whatsapp?

    Hammad Rafique - June 2, 2014

    You can do it via box iOS app, get it from here: https://itunes.apple.com/app/box-for-iphone-and-ipad/id290853822 and after installing it to your iPhone, follow the below steps:
    1: Create an account.
    2: login to box’s account in browser by opening: https://www.box.com/ and upload all your desired music files from PC.
    3: After successful upload, access your box’s iOS app on your iPhone.
    4: Here you’ll see all of the music files, you have uploaded earlier from PC’s browser.
    5: Open the music file and tap on “Open in” button available at the left hand side of the box’s screen.
    6: Open the file in WhatsApp and send it to your selected person.
    See the attached image for guidance.

drMyasir - June 7, 2014

simply download itransfer from app store..and send any song from your music library via whatsapp

    Hammad Rafique - June 7, 2014

    Thanks for the tip drMyasir, I’ll test and add this method too in the above article.

      Pathan Sharukh - January 2, 2015

      Thanks Hammad rafique i so was tired to send mp3 in whatsap from I phone finally got solution it’s work!!

    HAMMAD - October 24, 2014

    thanx DrMyasir……itransfer really works and very easy

    Pathan Sharukh - January 2, 2015

    Thanks drmyasir and Hammad rafique
    i so was tired to send mp3 in whatsap from
    I phone finally got solution

Vishal - June 16, 2014

Hey, I have few songs in my what’s app. I want to move all these to songs library . Could you please let me know how to copy it? I am using iPhone 4S running in iOS 7.

Sanjay Thakurel - June 23, 2014

Thanks man…it worked like a charm and its for free.Someone suggested itransfer up here but its a paid app and I am sure billion dollar Apple can do without me buying stuff which is otherwise available free 😉

    Hammad Rafique - June 24, 2014

    You are welcome sanjay thakurel! I’m happy that it helped you and saved you from buying iTransfer app.

Prakhar - July 2, 2014

i want to download songs on my iphone 5s via whatsapp how can i do so i hav been trying various methods since 15 days and now i am frustrated please help 🙁

    Hammad Rafique - July 2, 2014

    Apology! I didn’t get your point, do you want to download songs from whatsapp that you have received from other friends? Or you want to download your own songs that you have sent to others via whatsapp?

Sahil - July 4, 2014

As salam alaikm Hammad…
As i tried ur method & itransfer both..
It gas a same procedur ur method follows through google drive..
While itransfer app follows through Drop Box.
Ultimately its a same way… Hope we cud find much easier way of this problem soon..

Further if anyone wants itransfer Free
Search for below in App Store. Its Free
itransfer – file upload / file download tool

    Hammad Rafique - July 4, 2014

    w.s Sahil! You’re right that both methods are almost same, I think we should wait for WhatsApp team to indulge this feature in new WhatsApp. I think they are facing the issue with iOS (It’s not open source) while on Android devices WhatsApp has built-in feature to send music files. Let’s wait and watch what happens after iPhone 6 and iOS 8 launch.

Sahil - July 4, 2014

Itransfer much easier direct goto open in & watsapp

breeze - July 20, 2014

why all this hassle
jailbreak your phone
go to cydia
search for whatsapp+
install it

automatically will add an option in whatsapp app when you click on the arrow (to send media or send a pic)
you will see a new option say share music

it will directly take you to your ipod music and chose what ever song and done send…

i hope this helped

best regards


    Hammad Rafique - July 20, 2014

    Yup! you’re right, I’ve added the link in the article that’s providing details about WhatsApp+ tweak, but this article is especially for non-jailbroken iDevices.

Hari - July 21, 2014

How to copy songs and recordings from whatsapp in iphone to pc

Hari - July 21, 2014

MIne is IPhone 5S

Brijesh Gohil - September 3, 2014

This is amazing trick to send files on whats app. Thank you so much. I tried this on my jailbroken iPad. It also works with “iZip” app available for free on App Store.

Jayesh Kamat - September 9, 2014

thanks for this amazing method……works fine….

Vero - September 12, 2014

But how can I send a song from my cellphone to whatsapp without using a PC ?! Is it the only way ?! I should first find my fave songs on PC , add them on cellphone and then send them to a friend ?

Brij - October 30, 2014

Yeap…. it works.

Thanks for telling the procedure via Google drive.
I observed when we select the option “OPEN IN” it takes too much of time. Is there any way to reduce the time ?

anachanh - November 10, 2014

thank you too much its working now

imran - January 16, 2015

Thank you, it worked but i am unable to play the songs and videos which are in google drive . please help

Prashant - February 19, 2015

if you send song in iphone to whatsapp download Fsharing app in apps store. simple way to share music and etc.

umar farooq - April 4, 2015

Friends how i can updates iOS 7.0 in my iphone 3GS

umar farooq - April 4, 2015

Friends! Songs downloaded from whatsapp where it goes???
Please help me

anonymous - April 20, 2015

you’re a genius!

Robin - June 7, 2015

Thank you so much… you are awesome dude ..

Jay - July 5, 2015

It didn’t worked on my iphone 4s i followed all the steps but was not able to send it coz in my phone no option is coming of open in whatsapp.

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