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How to upload videos to Facebook

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Having recently joined Facebook , you are still taking your first steps within the famous social network to understand all its basic functions. After learning how to publish a new post on your profile on your own, you also tried to share a video with your friends but, this time, you failed. If this is indeed the case, fear not: if you want, I am here to help you achieve your goal.

If you dedicate a few minutes of your free time to me, I can explain how to upload videos to Facebook both from smartphones and tablets and from computers. First, I will show you the detailed procedure to publish a video on your Facebook profile, after which I will also tell you how to share a video on a page or group of the famous social network. In addition, for information, you will also find instructions on how to upload a movie without losing quality and how to use it as the cover of a Facebook page.

If you can’t wait to find out more, don’t delay and get deeper into the topic right away. Courage: make yourself comfortable, take five minutes of free time and dedicate yourself to reading the next paragraphs. Identify the solution you are interested in, try to put into practice the instructions I am about to give you and I assure you that uploading and publishing a video on Facebook will really prove to be a breeze. Let it bet?

Upload videos to Facebook from mobile

Uploading a video to Facebook using the famous social network application for Android and iOS devices is a very simple procedure. Using your mobile phone , it is in fact possible to publish a video on your profile, on a group or on a page: below you will find explained how to do it.

On Facebook profile

If your intention is to upload a video to your Facebook profile , after starting the app of the famous social network and logging into your account, tap on the item What are you thinking about? visible at the top and, in the new screen displayed, choose the Photo / Video option .

Now, select the video to upload to Facebook and, if you wish, add a title or description of the video in the Write something about this video field . It will be useful to know that by pressing on the Edit item , you can apply cuts (the scissors icon ), mute and activate the audio of the movie (the megaphone icon ), insert stickers (the smiling face icon ), written ( Aa icon ) and add effects by selecting the Effects option .

Before publishing the video, choose whether to add it to an album by tapping the Album button (and creating one if you’ve never done so) and check the privacy of the video ( Everyone , Friends , Only me , Custom, etc.) . Once the customizations of your interest have been completed, click on the Share item , wait for the video to be processed and will be visible on your profile.

On Facebook page

If you are wondering  how to upload a video to a Facebook page , first of all it will be useful to know that it is possible to publish a video only if you have an Administrator or Editor role .

In this case, after starting the Facebook app, tap the button   at the top right (or bottom right, if you have an iPhone or iPad) and press on the name of your Facebook page visible at the top. Alternatively, tap on Pages and select the one you are interested in.

Now, tap on the Publish item , choose the Photo / video option , select the movie to upload by tapping on it and press the Finish button , then choose the Edit option if you want to make changes to the video, add filters or apply stickers , while if you want to add a title or description to it, write it in the Write something about this video field .

Once you have completed the changes you are interested in, press the Share and Publish buttons  to publish the video immediately, otherwise tap on the option When will this post be published? , put the check mark next to the Schedule later option , specify the publication date and time and press the Finish and Schedule buttons . To learn more, you can take a look at my guide on how to schedule posts on Facebook.

On Facebook group

To upload and publish a video on a Facebook group , take your smartphone, start the social network app and tap on the three men icon in the main menu. In the new screen that appears, locate the group you are interested in in the Your groups section or write its name in the Search for groups field at the top.

Now, tap on Write something , select the Photo / Video option , choose the movie you want to upload from your smartphone and tap on it. Then enter a title or description of the video in the Write something about this video field and, if you wish, tap the Edit button to edit the video in question.

As soon as you are ready to publish the video, press the Publish button to start uploading and publishing it immediately, otherwise tap the Schedule option  to set a publication date and time (feature available only for group administrators) and, then, click on the Publish button .

It will be useful to know that all members of a group, regardless of their role, can upload a video. In case your intention is to upload a video to a group of which you are neither founder nor administrator, I advise you to first read the possible regulation to find out if the publication of videos is allowed.

Upload videos to Facebook from PC

Do you prefer to upload a video to Facebook from your PC ? In this case, you will be happy to know that the procedure is almost identical to what is indicated for smartphones and tablets, only you have to act from the browser (or, if you prefer, from the Facebook application for Windows 10 ).

On Facebook profile

To upload a video to your Facebook profile , connect to the main page of the social network  (or start the Facebook application for Windows 10) and, if you haven’t already done so, log in to your account by entering the data in the Email or phone fields and Password . If you’re having trouble, my guide on how to log in on Facebook might be helpful.

Now, click on your name at the top right, to access your profile, locate the box to publish new content (in which the word What are you thinking? ), Click on the Photo / Video option and select the video you intend to upload to Facebook.

If you wish, then enter a message in the  Write something about this video field , choose whether to tag a friend by selecting the option Tag a friend and entering his name in the field Who were you with and click on one of the available options Mood / Activities , Register and Tag Event to add additional information to the video.

Finally, check that there is a check mark next to the  News section , set the privacy of the video ( Everyone , Friends , Only me , Custom, etc.) and press the Share button to start processing and uploading it. As soon as the video is visible on your profile, you will receive a notification at the bell icon .

On Facebook page

To upload a video to a Facebook page from your computer, click on the down arrow icon (top right) and choose the page of your interest from the menu that appears. Alternatively, on the Facebook Home , click on the Pages item in the left sidebar and select the one on which you want to upload your video.

Now, click on the Photo / video option in the Create a post box , choose the Upload photo / video option and select the video to upload. On the newly opened page, type a title in the Add a title for your video here field, and if you wish, enter a description in the Describe your video field to let people know what it is .

To help people find your video, add keywords in the Tag field , then choose the preview image of the video by clicking on the Preview Image item in the toolbar on the right. Furthermore, by selecting the Subtitiles and Captions (CC) option you can choose to insert subtitles to the video, while clicking on the Polls item you can create a poll to show while watching the video to engage viewers and find out what they think.

If, on the other hand, you want to allow the viewer to control the viewing direction while the video is playing, choose the 360 Director Tools option  and click the 360 ° Mode button .

Once you have finished customizing your video, click on the Next button and, in the new open page, choose the publication option of your interest: Publish immediately for immediate publication of the video; First viewing to set the publication of the video as the first viewing by entering the date and time of transmission; Program to schedule the publication of the film by entering the time and date of publication; Backdate to publish the video immediately but with a date in the past and Save as draft to upload the video and manually publish it later.

On Facebook group

If you are wondering if it is possible to upload a video to a Facebook group , the answer is yes even if you are not the administrator of the latter. To do this, click on the Home item in the main menu, select the Groups option in the left sidebar and click on the group of your interest.

In the newly opened page, choose the Photo / Video option , select the video to upload and, if you wish, enter a title or description in the Write something about this video field . Finally, click on the Publish button and that’s it.

If you are the administrator of the group to which you intend to upload the video, it will be useful to know that you can also choose to schedule its publication. After selecting the video to upload, click on the clock icon located next to the Publish item , set the publication date and time and press the Program button .

Upload videos to Facebook in high quality

If you are wondering how to upload videos to Facebook in high quality , you must know that before proceeding to upload the movie you need to activate the function that allows you to upload movies in HD. This option is only available on smartphones and tablets.

Then start the Facebook app by tapping its icon (the white “F” on a blue background ), press the ≡ button in the main menu and choose the Settings and Privacy and Settings options .

In the new screen displayed, locate the Multimedia content and contacts section and tap on the Video and photos item , then move the lever next to the Upload in HD item in the Video settings box from OFF to ON to enable uploading videos to Facebook. high resolution and that’s it.

Upload video to Facebook cover

If your intention is to upload a video to Facebook to use as a cover , you should know that this feature is only available from a computer and for Facebook pages. Also, movies must be between 20 and 90 seconds in length and at least  820 × 312 pixels in size (820 × 462 pixels recommended).

To proceed, connect to the main Facebook page and, if you have not set up automatic access to your account, enter your credentials in the appropriate fields and click on the Login button . In the new open page, press the down arrow icon , select the page of your interest in the Your pages section and click on the Change cover item at the top left of the cover itself.

Now, if you followed the instructions I gave you in the paragraphs on how to upload a video to Facebook from PC , choose the option Choose from the videos and select the movie to use as cover, otherwise click on the Upload photo / video item  and choose the video to upload.

Once the video has been uploaded and processed, drag the video to set the position you prefer and click the Next button to set it as the cover of your Facebook page.

Upload videos to Facebook from YouTube

As you know, it is not possible to upload a video to Facebook from YouTube . However, if by “upload” you intend to share a video present on the platform owned by Google on your profile or on a Facebook page, all you have to do is use the YouTube sharing buttons or copy the URL of the video of your interest. .

From smartphones and tablets, start the YouTube application (if it is not yet installed on your device, my guide on how to download YouTube for free may be useful), tap on the magnifying glass icon at the top right and write the title of the movie you want to share in the Search YouTube field .

After identifying the video of your interest, tap on it, press the Share item , tap the Facebook option and press the Publish button to share the video on your profile. If, on the other hand, you want to share the video on a group or page, choose the Copy link option to copy the URL of the video in question, then open the Facebook app , access the group or page of your interest and paste the link you copied earlier in the Write something field . In this regard, my tutorial on how to copy and paste on Facebook may be useful.

If, on the other hand, you want to share a YouTube video on Facebook from your computer, first connect to the main page of the famous video sharing platform , locate the video of your interest and click on the Share item under the player.

Now, click on the Facebook logo and, in the new open page, click on the Post to Facebook button , to share the video on your profile. Alternatively, choose the Share option in the News section or in a story at the top left and choose the item of interest to you from Share on a group , Share on a friend’s diary , Share on a page you manage and Share in a message private .

Alternatively, after clicking on the Share item for the video you want to share, you can also choose the Copy option to manually share the video in question. To learn more, you can read my guide on how to copy a link from YouTube.