How to Upload Video to Facebook

How to Upload Video to Facebook

As Facebook expands, there are more options for sharing content with others. And now, sharing videos is just as easy as sharing photos. You can add them from your computer and even from the iPhone.
How to add a video from your computer
Uploading a video on Facebook involves going out into the world, recording something, and then transferring it from your camera to your computer. Now, to upload a Facebook video, follow these steps:

  • Choose Add Photo/Video in the share box at the top of the homepage or timeline.

Options for adding photos and videos to Facebook appear.

  • Click Upload Images/Videos.

This expands a window that allows you to navigate your computer’s hard drive.

  • Select a video file from your computer.

This brings you back to Facebook, where your video is appended to your post. The phototape icon indicates that you are adding a video, not an image.

  • (Optional) Type any explanation or comment in the Say something about this video box.


  • (Optional) Decide who can see this video using the privacy menu.

As usual, your primary options are Public, Friends except Acquaintances, Friends, Only Me, or a custom group of people.

  • Click Publish.

A blue progress bar appears at the bottom of the post. Sometimes it can take a while for a video to load, so be patient. When it’s ready, you’ll be notified that your video is being processed. This means that you need to wait a little while for your video to be ready. You can use Facebook in the meantime or decide to edit the video information.
How to add a video from your iPhone
Much like photos, many of the videos you want to share are the ones you take when you’re out and about: someone trying to park a car too small, your kid chasing a soccer ball, the bride and groom cutting the cake. Oftentimes, you may find yourself using your phone to record these videos.
You can transfer the video from your phone to your computer and then add it to Facebook, or you can skip the medium and share it directly from your phone using the Facebook app:

  • Tap the image option at the top of the news feed on your mobile phone.

A list of photos and videos from your phone appears.

  • Click on the video you want to add.

A preview of your video appears. You can play it here to make sure you want to share it.

  • Tap the blue Pencil in Box icon at the bottom of the video preview.

The screen becomes the usual square you see when adding a status or other post, with a thumbnail icon representing the video. You can add comment, location, tags and change the privacy option just as you would any other type of post.

  • When you’re done, click “Publish” in the upper-left corner of the screen.

Then the video is added to Facebook. Your friends will be able to see it on your Timeline and in their News Feeds (depending on your privacy settings, of course).