Video is the internet’s future and present, for that matter. A video can be extremely beneficial on sites such as Facebook, where people prefer videos to text anyway since most people will watch a video rather than read a page of text.
It’s evident that having a video on your page is beneficial, but having a featured video is even better. On your Timeline and in the video section of your page, featured videos are prominently displayed on your page. The prominence with which it appears on your page is determined by the template you’re using and how you’ve organized your tabs and other elements.
The Featured Video can be utilized to advertise a video that introduces your brand and remains the Featured Video for as long as you are promoting it, or you can use the feature to carry multiple videos every day or every week. Whatever method you use, your Featured Video will always be the one displayed most prominently.
As Facebook grows in popularity, additional possibilities for sharing content with others emerge. Sharing files is now as simple as sharing images, and you can add them from a computer or an iPhone.
How to add a video from your computer to Facebook
Going out into the world, capturing something, and then transferring it from your camera to your computer is all part of uploading a video to Facebook. To submit a video to Facebook, go through the following steps:
1. In the Share box at the top of your Home page or Timeline, select Add Photo/Video.
Facebook photo and video upload options emerge.
2. Select Upload Photos/Video.
This window allows you to browse the contents of your hard drive.
3. Navigate to a video file on your PC.
This returns you to Facebook, where your video is attached to your post. A filmstrip icon signifies that you’re uploading a video rather than a snapshot.
4. Fill in the Say Something About This Video box with any explanation or comment.
5. Use the Privacy tab to choose who can see this video.
Your primary selections are Public, Friends Except Acquaintances, Friends, Only Me, or a Custom group of people, as usual.
6. Select post. At the bottom of the message, a blue progress bar is displayed. Be patient, as uploading a video can take some time. When it’s finished, you’ll be told that your video is being processed. The video will take a bit longer to get ready because of this. Meanwhile, you can utilize Facebook or decide to edit the video’s information.
How to add a video from your iPhone to Facebook
Many of the videos you want to share the most, like images, are ones you shoot while you’re out and about: someone attempting to park a car in an inconveniently short space, your child chasing a soccer ball, the bride and groom cutting the cake. You may find yourself utilizing your phone to record these films more and more frequently.
You could transfer the video from your phone to your computer and then upload it to Facebook, or you could cut out the middleman entirely and post it directly from your phone via the Facebook app:
1. At the top of your mobile News Feed, tap the Photo option.
Your phone’s photo and video roll are displayed.
2. Select the video to be added.
A preview of your video is displayed. You can test it out here to see if you want to share it.
3. Tap the blue Pencil in Box icon at the bottom of the video sample.
The screen reverts to the standard box when you add a status or other post, with a thumbnail icon representing the video. Like any other post form, you can add a comment, a location, tags, and modify the privacy setting.
4. When you’re finished, hit the Post button in the upper-right corner of the screen. The video is then published on Facebook. It will be visible to your friends on your Timeline and in their News Feeds (depending on your privacy settings, of course).
How to choose the right Facebook video format
First, let’s take a look at the formats that Facebook supports. Facebook prefers MP4 or MOV video formats; however, it also accepts the following:
· 3g2 (Mobile Video)
· 3gp (Mobile Video)
· 3gpp (Mobile Video)
· asf (Windows Media Video)
· Avi (AVI Video)
· data (MPEG Video)
· DivX (DIVX Video)
· DV (DV Video)
· f4v (Flash Video)
· Flv (Flash Video)
· m2ts (M2TS Video)
· m4v (MPEG-4 Video)
· Mkv (Matroska Format)
· mod (MOD Video)
· mpe (MPEG Video)
· MPEG (MPEG Video)
· mpeg4 (MPEG-4 Video)
· mpg (MPEG Video)
· Mts (AVCHD Video)
· nsv (Nullsoft Video)
· ogm (Ogg Media Format)
· ogv (Ogg Video Format)
· qt (QuickTime Movie)
· tod (TOD Video)
· ts (MPEG Transport Stream)
· VOB (DVD Video) · WMV (Windows Media Video)
How to Upload a Featured Video to Facebook
Uploading a featured video is equivalent to uploading a normal video (you can only designate videos as featured if you do so).
To accomplish this, simply:
1. At the top of your Timeline, click the Photo/Video icon.
2. This will result in a drop-down menu with “Upload Photos/Video” at the top.
3. A finder window will display when you click “Upload Photos/Video,” a finder window will display. Navigate to and select your video.
4. Press the “Post” button. Your video will not be available immediately now, and Facebook must process it. When that is finished, Facebook will notify you that your video has been posted to your page.
Making an Existing Video Into a Featured Video
Follow these steps to make any of your videos the Feature Video:
1. Go to your video page by clicking on the videos button at the top of your page. (Where exactly that is will depend on how your page is set up.)
2. In the “Feature One of Your Videos” box, click the “Choose Video” button.
3. Choose the video you want to feature in the bottom right corner of the window then click on the “Add Featured Video button.
4. Your featured video will now be prominently displayed at the top of your video page and also at the top of your video section on your Timeline.
Facebook also allows users to make video playlists, allowing you to put videos all about the same subject or theme together. When you make a playlist, you can give it a name, a description, up to 100 videos, and organize them in whatever order you choose.