How To Post A Video On Facebook

Facebook is a great place to share your experiences and videos with friends and family. You can upload a video either from your desktop or from the mobile app. You can also select Privacy options and choose who can watch your video.

How to upload a video on Facebook from your desktop?

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Add a video to Facebook from your desktop easily by following these steps:

Step 1: Open your Facebook profile on your computer.

Step 2: At the top of the home page, click on the + icon near the Find Friends option.

Step 3: Click on Post. Then click on Photo/Video icon near Add To Your Post.

Step 4: This will open a window from where you can choose a video from your computer’s hard drive.

Step 5: Choose a video file from your computer. After selecting your file, you will be taken back to the Facebook page where a filmstrip icon will appear showing the selected video.

Step 6: Write a description for your video by commenting in the dialogue box that has ‘What’s on your mind’ written on it. You can skip writing a description and directly post the video but giving a narrative to your video will help viewers understand it better. 

Step 7: Choose who can view your video from the Privacy menu beneath your name. The options are Public, Friends Except Acquaintances, Only Me, Friends, or Custom Group of People.

Step 8: Post the Video. At the bottom of the post, you will see a progress bar. Posting videos on Facebook can sometimes take time. 

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How to post a video on Facebook from iPhone?

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You can post videos directly from your iPhone in case you wish to skip the time consuming transferring-the-file-to-a-desktop step before uploading the video. 

Follow these instructions to successfully upload videos from your iPhone:  

Step 1: Open Facebook’s mobile app. Tap the Photo option at the top of your screen. It will open your gallery of photos and videos from where you can choose a video.

Step 2: Now, select the video you wish to upload. You can also watch a preview before making your final choice.

Step 3: Click the blue pencil icon at the bottom of the video. You can add location, tags, comments, or change the privacy option.

Step 4: On the upper-right corner of the screen a ‘Post’ option will appear. Select the option to post your video.

Now, your Facebook friends will be able to see the video on your timeline depending on your privacy settings.

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How to post a video on Facebook from an Android phone?

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It is easy to upload videos directly from any of the android phones. Here are the simple instructions:

Step 1: Start Facebook’s mobile app on your android phone. Click on the “Photos” icon.

Step 2: Facebook might ask for access to your media files on your device. Click on the “Allow” option.

Step 3: Select the video that you wish to upload. You can even select multiple videos.

Step 4: Click on the “next” button on the top left corner.

Step 5: Add a description to your video. (optional). Finally click on the “post” button in the top left corner.

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We discussed how to post a video on Facebook from your desktop, android phones and iPhone. Now, you can share your favorite moments with your friends.

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