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What is the maximum length and size of a video you can upload to FaceBook?

Sharing our lives on FaceBook by attaching pictures can't satisfy us cause a picture holds too little information about the things upon us while a video on FaceBook can show more about us. But FaceBook has strict limit on video size, video format and video length. So when you want to upload a video to FaceBook, you have make your video meet the requirements on the size and the length of the video files that can attach to Facebook.

Facebook supported file size

Below are the official Facebook specs for uploading video. You must use H.264 compression, and the video must be inside a .mp4 file format wrapper. You can upload videos with unlimited bitrates, up to 1 Gigabyte in size. 

The max file size and time length, though, are 1.75 GB and 45 minutes. But if you go beyond a 1 gig file size, then you must limit a 1080 HD upload file to a max bitrate of 8 Mbps, and a 720 HD file must be limited to a max bitrate of 4 Mbps.

FaceBook Video Design Recommendations

Use these guidelines to design an ad that looks good everywhere it appears on Facebook. The recommended video and thumbnail image guidelines ensures your ad always looks high quality. The recommended text length is how many characters of ad copy could be displayed on smaller screens.

Text: 90 characters

Aspect Ratios Supported: 16:9 (full landscape) to 9:16 (full portrait)

Mobile in feed: Videos will be rendered as is up to 2:3, with masking to 2:3 for aspect ratios between 2:3 to 9:16

Desktop in feed and desktop player: For desktop in feed, vertical video will continue to be letter-boxed to 1:1. For desktop player, vertical video will be 9:16 with no black bar letter-boxing

Recommended Aspect Ratio for Vertical Video: 9:16 (full portrait), ensuring core content falls in the 2:3 mask for mobile News Feed

Video: H.264 video compression, high profile preferred, square pixels, fixed frame rate, progressive scan

Format: .mp4 container ideally with leading moov atom, no edit lists

Audio: Stereo AAC audio compression, 128kbps + preferred

FaceBook Files Technical Requirements

Caption length text: Text only, max 2,200 characters

Recommended Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1 / 16:9 / HDTV, 2:39:1 or 2:40:1 / Widescreen / 9:16, 1:1 / 1.33:1 / 4:3 / SDTV, 1.375:1 / film, 1.85:1 / Film, no pillar boxing or letter boxing

Length: 120 minutes max

Minimum resolution: minimum width 600 pixels, length dependent on video aspect ratio

File Size: Up to 4GB max

Frames: 30fps max

Bitrate: No limit to bitrate file if you're using two pass encoding, as long as long as your file doesn't exceed 1 GB. Otherwise, 8 megabits per second for 1080p and 4 megabits per second for 720p.

FaceBook Specs from: https://www.facebook.com/business/ads-guide/video-views/?toggle0=No

What video file formats can you upload to FaceBook?

We recommend using the MP4 or MOV format, but here's a complete list of the video formats that can be uploaded to Facebook:

3g2 (Mobile Video)

3gp (Mobile Video)

3gpp (Mobile Video)

asf (Windows Media Video)

ogv (Ogg Video Format)

tod (TOD Video)

avi (AVI Video)

dat (MPEG Video)

divx (DIVX Video)

dv (DV Video)

wmv (Windows Media Video)

qt (QuickTime Movie)

f4v (Flash Video)

flv (Flash Video)

m2ts (M2TS Video)

m4v (MPEG-4 Video)

mkv (Matroska Format)

ts (MPEG Transport Stream)

mod (MOD Video)

mov (QuickTime Movie)

mp4 (MPEG-4 Video)

mpe (MPEG Video)

mpeg (MPEG Video)

mpeg4 (MPEG-4 Video)

mpg (MPEG Video)

mts (AVCHD Video)

nsv (Nullsoft Video)

ogm (Ogg Media Format)

vob (DVD Video)

Make video meet the needs of the size and the length of a video that can attach to Facebook

Perhaps, you have some video files that are too long or too large that you can't post on FaceBook. Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate can help you compress video size or trim video length to meet FaceBook specs. This video tools is an all-in-one application consists of the functions of a Blu-ray Ripper + DVD Ripper + Video Transcoder + Audio Converter.

Key Features of Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate

- Convert MKV, AVI, WMV, TS, ISO, VOB to FaceBook playable video.

- Rip 4K and HD Blu-ray to MP4 for uploading to FaceBook.

- Copy DVD to FaceBook readable video files with lossless quality.

- Adjust video bit rate, frame rate, size to meet FaceBook specs.

- Compress UHD 4K video to 1080p, 720p for upload to FaceBook.

- Reduce video size via video editing feature (trim, split)

How to compress video size or trim video length for uploading to FaceBook successfully?

Step 1: Input video to the program.

Launch the program on your computer, click "File" menu and select "Add Video/Audio" or "Add from folder" to import videos to the application.

import video

Step 2: Define FaceBook format.

Click "Format" bar, from its drop-down options, choose FaceBook best compatible uploading format from "Common VIdeo" > "H.264 High Profile Video(*.mp4)" or "H.264 HD Video(*.mp4)" under "HD Video" main category.

Define FaceBook compatible file format

Step 3: Customize output profile parameters.

Click "Hit "Settings" to open the "Profile Settings" window, here you can adjust the output video codec, resolution, bit rate, frame rate and audio codec, bit rate, sample rate and channels to let them fit them Facebook.

Recommended Upload Specs:

Video compression codec: H.264 
Video format for FB: MP4
Resolution:1080p/720p HD
Frame rate: 30 fps (Maximum)
Aspect ratio: 9: 16 to 16:9
Audio codec: MP3 
Sampling rate: 22,050hz or 44,100hz

Adjust output profile parameters

Step 4: Trim video file.

To reduce file size with no quality loss, you can trim video length in the "Video Editor" window by setting the start time and ending time to cut out unwanted clips from the video.

Trim video length

Step 5: Start the conversion.

Start video to Facebook best format conversion by hitting the right bottom convert button, when the conversion is over, you can locate the video files in output folder.

How to Upload a Video to FaceBook?

To add a video:

1. Click Photo/Video at the top of your News Feed or Timeline

2. Choose a video

3. Click Post

It ll process your video and let you know when it’s ready to see. Go to the video and select Edit to add a title, tag friends and more.

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