For many of us, after we sign up for Facebook, uploading a family video or sharing a comedy clip from YouTube is part of the Facebook experience. Knowing how to upload Facebook videos can be a great way to interact with your friends.
How To Upload Facebook Videos
Uploading a Facebook video follows almost exactly the same process as uploading a Facebook photo.
- Sign into Facebook via the Facebook login page (you have to sign up for facebook first, of course, if you did not do so yet)
- Go to your profile by clicking the link in the top right hand corner of the Facebook page
- Under your Facebook profile picture is a link titled ‘Photos.’ Click it to take you to your photos page, which will already have all of your uploaded photos and videos for viewing
- Click the Facebook button in the top right corner, ‘+Upload Video.’
- This takes you to a screen inviting you to upload a video. Press ‘Choose File’ and browse your hard drive for the right video
- A Facebook video must be less than 1024 megabytes and less than 20 minutes long
- This brings up an agreement pop-up, which informs you of the video uploading restrictions and asking if you are aware of the relevant copyright laws. If you are happy with this, click ‘Agree.’
- As the video is uploading, you can tag people who appear in the video
- You can add a title and description
- If you click the ‘Privacy’ link, you can set who can access the video, whether you prefer to share it with everyone, friends of friends, friends only, or a custom setting.
- At the top of the page are three tabs – if you click the one marked ‘Record Video,’ you can record from a webcam. Click the tab and then click the button to start recording from your webcam.
How To Use Facebook Videos
Facebook videos are a great way to share your family videos, your band’s music videos, short films (check the copyright restrictions first), or a webcam shot of you and your friends. After you sign up for Facebook, videos are yet another fun Facebook application that ensures that this site stands head and shoulders above other social sites like Facebook.