How do you make a Facebook Cover Video?

September 28, 2017 | Social Media Marketing

Blog Post By Longevity Graphics

Facebook Cover Video

Over the past couple of months, Facebook has been rolling out Facebook Cover Video for pages. Do you want to make a cover video for your Facebook page? In this blog post, we’ll show you how to make your video and post it to your Facebook page.

Do you have access to Facebook Cover Videos?

To see if you have access to Facebook Cover Videos, you’ll need to login to your Facebook profile and go to your company page. From there, hover over the cover image and click on the Change Cover button. The drop-down menu should have the option to Choose from Videos or Upload Photo/Videos. If you don’t have access yet, you should soon.

How do you make a Facebook Cover Video?

You will need to keep these things in mind when creating your video:

  • The video must be between 20 and 90 seconds
  • The video resolution must be 1080p in order to upload it
  • Part of the height of the video will end up cropped, so be sure to position important photos or text centrally
  • Cover videos are only available for pages and not for personal profiles at this time

How do you add your video to your Facebook page?

Now that your video is perfect, it’s time to add it to your Facebook page. You will need to login to your Facebook profile from a desktop computer, as the feature is currently not available to add from Facebook’s mobile app.

Once logged in, go to your Facebook page. Click on Change Cover and select Upload Photo/Video from the drop-down menu. Then, select your video file from your computer and upload it. It might take a few minutes to encode.

Great, you’ve uploaded your video. Now, you will want to reposition it so that the part of the video you intended to be in the center, sits in the center. You can simply drag and drop to reposition the video. When you’re finished repositioning it, click Next.

Before you publish your new Facebook Cover Video, remember to choose a thumbnail. You can click on the arrows on the left and right to choose from a selection of frames from the video. Once you’ve selected the perfect cover image, click Publish and you’re all finished!

If this sounds like something you would rather leave up to a Social Media Expert, contact Longevity Graphics today!