Possibility to share snagit images with Whatsapp

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It is possible to use whatsapp on the computer now, so it would be nice that it would be possible to share my created images with whatsapp
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ravi

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Yes. it would be great to have this feature.  Any answer from Techsmith
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raymo

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Here too
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Nir Sullam

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Exactly ! and since SnagIT already has a "share to" mechanism - I guess it would be easy to add.

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How do you share from a desktop app to a mobile app, especially one that doesn't even run on tablets?  What's the use case?
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Not sure if this is what you asked but since the desktop app is synced with the mobile one - every action you do in one is reflected in the other so if I paste an image in the desktop - my contact sees it in his mobile.
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If you want to save to the desktop app so it can relay the image to mobile one.

I believe SnagIt can already do this. Theres a "Program Share" feature but you have to set it up yourself. I use it for Photoshop and Abby Finereader. I added After Effects in a series of Screen shots below.

I would start by adding the Programs Share Tab to the toolbar for easy access.
 

Then, click the Program Tab to launch the Wizard.
Select Add Program Output.
Under Executable, select the Browse Tab.


You'll have to navigate the Program files for Whatapp. In the image below I had to find Adobe's After Effects CC to add it. It's the .exe file that launches the application.



If you have a shortcut on your desktop for Whatsapp you can right click it, chose open file location.And use it as a road map to that file if your unsure where to locate it.


 You can also chose output type.



Name the profile and save it.

Regards,Joe
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Good idea. I frequently send images from my PC to various WhatsApp contacts.

The problem is that the full WhatsApp for PC/Mac app insists on syncing a big chunk of your chat history from your other devices before you can send new messages, leaving you with better performance from the web app. The difference in performance can be significant.

My contacts and I stopped using, and even uninstalled, the full WhatsApp applications for both Mac and PC in favor of WhatsApp Web (after months of persevering) and we now throw screenshots back and forth, with no excruciating sync delays before the app will initially respond. Just try communicating in WhatsApp for a few days on your other devices (including sharing photos/videos), then open the full app on your computer and try to send a quick message to someone... and you'll see what I mean about having to wait!

Sure, if you keep the application open all the time, or at least open it daily, so it stays up to date, then you can mitigate this issue, but my experience has been that the responsiveness of the web app is always lightening fast because it doesn't download your history unless you try to scroll up. It is unlikely that I would use Snagit + WhatsApp app integration, even if it did exist, simply because of the often frustrating loading times of the full WhatsApp application. The web interface avoids this problem by only downloading older chunks of your history as you scroll back in individual chats. As far as I am aware, there is currently no option to modify this behavior in the app.

Also, if you have the Windows 10 Creators Edition update on your PC, you can now grab a partial screenshot straight to your clipboard with Windows + Shift + S (does exactly the same as Control + Command + Shift + 4 does on macOS), then Control + V it into WhatsApp Web. That's my streamlined workflow for any basic screenshots where I don't need panoramic capture in Snagit Capture or annotations in Snagit Editor.

Going through WhatsApp Web (https://web.whatsapp.com/), ~5 seconds and you're done!

In short: I wouldn't use this integration as I find that optimal performance comes from using the WhatsApp Web app.
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Does the WhatsApp Web app allow dragging from the SnagIt system tray and dropping into an area to upload the image? 
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Daniel Hall

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Yes!

You just need to click on the contact you want to send it to first from the left panel, then drag and drop will be enabled.

This feature was upgraded in July 15th, 2017, to include almost every file type, and sizes up to 100 MB:

In the past, users have been able to send and share different image (JPG, PNG & GIF), video (MP4, AVI) and document (PDF, DOC & DOCX) files using the messenger app. Now, you can send and receive “any” file format, as the update states. This ranges from less common document file formats like ODS, to PowerPoint presentations, ZIP archives, JSON and HTML files and many more.

https://blog.online-convert.com/whatsapp-supports-all-kinds-of-file-formats-now/

It also handles MP3s great.

Here's how it looks if you want to drag and drop an image file into the web interface, instead of pasting from the clipboard. Pasting an image from the clipboard will jump straight to the second screen.




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Rick Stone

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Thanks for the info.

Just to explain a bit. Before TechSmith added this capability, I was finding myself jumping through many hoops many times a day to coax images from SnagIt to social media. And the ability to drag and drop totally changed my workflow for the better. It's so easy now and saves so much time. So I was hoping that might play out for the WhatsApp crowd.

Although I'd heard of WhatsApp prior to yesterday, I'd never really explored much about it. To me, it was just another odd app used by the smarty pants phone crowd.

I did find several videos that purport to teach folks how to use it and try to explain it. It's funny, because it seems to be one of those things where folks just always work from an assumption you know certain things about it.

What all of the videos I watched seemed to completely ignore was that it seems it works like Skype. Near as I can tell, every person you wish to communicate with also has to have WhatsApp installed in order to send messages. Like the old walkie talkies I played with as a child.

Cheers... Rick :)
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A fundamental difference between WhatsApp and Skype is that, even if you use your PC to send WhatsApp messages, they actually travel like this:

Your computer -> your phone -> their phone (-> then maybe their computer).

That's why you can't use WhatsApp Web (or for Mac) if you turn your phone off or it has no data (either WiFi or cellular):



Skype started its life as a computer application, which added mobile app support later on.

WhatsApp started its life as a mobile app, which added computer support later on.

This explains why WhatsApp is much more popular than Skype in the "let's do everything on our phones now!" world (it apparently had 1.5 billion users in 2017), but at the same time, it makes the system entirely dependent on devices with phone numbers.
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