Things to Know About Facebook Cover Videos

Things to Know About Facebook Cover Videos

Attractive and relevant Facebook cover photos may truly have a high chance of getting your audience’s attention, but there’s another option which you can try that can also help your page win people’s interest. Yes, it’s no other than Facebook Cover Videos. If you want to try changing your Facebook cover, know first the following Facebook Cover Video Specs, so you’ll nail uploading it right away without the need to experiment and do a trial-and-error.

Facebook Cover Video Specs

Facebook Cover Video Size

There’s no specific size requirement for a Facebook cover video, however it is important to note that it would be best to pick a video with a smaller size. Preferably, the file shouldn’t go beyond 1.75 GB. With a file that isn’t too large in size, Facebook users who have slower browsing speed will still be able to view your cover video at ease.

Facebook Cover Video Dimensions

It is important to be mindful of the measurements when it comes to your Facebook cover video. The dimensions of the video that will be shown on the desktop differs from the dimensions it will be shown on mobile devices. For the video, 820 x 312 pixels is the required dimensions, however if you would want to see a more favorable result, you can pick a video that has the dimensions of 820 x 462 pixels. Once the video has been uploaded as your page’s cover, it will automatically resize to 16:9 aspect ratio.

Nevertheless, when it comes to viewing it on mobile devices,the sides of the cover video will be cut off to 640×360 pixels. Thus, to make sure that it won’t look off on mobile devices, should there be important details and texts on the video, see to it that its placed one the center or at least somewhere near the center.

Facebook Cover Video Format

Facebook recommends MP4 or MOV formats, however there still are many more video formats Facebook can support such as: 3g2 (Mobile Video), 3gp (Mobile Video), 3gpp (Mobile Video), asf (Windows Media Video), avi (AVI Video), and list goes on. Check out every video format Facebook can support here. If you ever encounter troubles with regards to posting your Facebook cover video, you may check out these tips from Facebook.

Facebook Cover Video Length

According to Facebook’s Cover Video Guidelines, the length of your page’s cover video should be between 20 and 90 seconds.

How to Upload a Facebook Cover Video?

  1. Go to your Facebook Page
  2. Click add Cover or Change Cover (can be seen on the upper left portion of your cover video/photo)
  3. Select Upload Photo/Video. If you want to select a video that’s already uploaded on your page, select Choose From.
  4. Once the video has been uploaded, change its position by clicking and dragging it. Then click Next.
  5. Click the arrows to see up to 10 thumbnail options.
  6. Finally, click Publish!

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