Facebook Video

People watch millions of hours of video every day on Facebook. The easiest way to capture some of their attention is to pick up your smart phone and start filming.

The basics

  • How do I upload a video to my Facebook Page? 
  • What kind of file types can you upload? Almost all types of video files are accepted. 
  • Your video must be less than 240 minutes long; file sizes up to 10 GB are supported.

Tips and creative best practices

While recording a video from your phone and uploading it can often be the most effective way to quickly share with your fans, take these tips into account if you’re producing something more polished:

  • Automatically generate captions for your video after uploading, or include an optional SRT file; this will help you communicate your message even when the sound is off. Learn more. 

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