Guide to Making and Uploading a Facebook Cover Video

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Your Simple Guide to Making and Uploading a Facebook Cover Video


The Facebook Video Cover is the latest social media and branding tool that is making its move in the online marketing world. Instead of just having ‘still’ images for your banner, you can now opt to use video to showcase your brand and connect with your visitors. Hopefully, with this new tool, your business can convert visitors into consumers.

Want to know how to use the Facebook page video cover for your business? We’ll show you how to access this page feature, make an effective video cover, and post it to your FB page.


Where to upload a Facebook video cover?

To check if you can upload a video cover on your Facebook page, just hover your pointer over your banner (cover photo) and click Change Cover. You should have the option to Choose from Videos or Upload Photo/Video from the drop-down menu.

If the options aren’t there yet, give it a couple of weeks. According to Facebook’s official statement, they are still in the testing phase and is currently in a slow roll-out. For now, you can just check creative Facebook video covers online for inspiration.

On the other hand, you might also want to start making your own video while waiting. Then, when the new feature is finally available for your page, you can immediately hit ‘upload’. Below are few tips on how to make a Facebook cover video.


How to make a Facebook cover video

Video size is usually the concern in uploading cover videos. How can you film a video with the right dimension for your Facebook cover?

The simple answer: just upload a regular landscape video. You can drag and drop or crop it to the correct size.

Unfortunately, the problem with this is that some parts of the video might get cropped, skewed, or zoomed in on the wrong places. How to you make sure that your video fits perfectly?


There are a few things to keep in mind when making a video cover for Facebook:

  • The minimum size for an FB cover video is 820 x 312. The recommended size is 820 x 462.
  • Resolution must be 1080p.
  • The length of your video must be 20 – 90 seconds.
  • For now, the cover video feature is only available for Facebook Pages, not for personal profiles.

If you think that making a Facebook cover video takes a lot of time and brain power, then you are in for a treat. You can purchase an Adobe After Effects Facebook Video Cover Template online to make making video covers faster and easier.

For creative tips on making a Facebook page cover video, read my article on how to use Facebook Page video cover to get your brand moving.


How to add a video cover for Facebook Pages

The hard part of making your video is done. The last step should take only a couple of minutes. Here’s how to upload a Facebook Page video cover:

  • Using your desktop, go to your Facebook Page. Note: Videos should be uploaded via your computer. This feature is currently not available via the mobile app.
  • Hover over your page’s banner and click Change Cover.
  • Click Upload Photo/Video from the dropdown menu and select your video file. Wait for a few seconds for the video to encode.
  • Once your project is uploaded, check the position of the video. Drag and drop to desired position and dimension. Then, click Next.
  • Choose a thumbnail for your cover video. You can do this by clicking the left and right arrows. Once you’ve found the desired frame for the cover “image”, it’s time to click Publish.
  • You’re done. Congratulations! You are on your way to having a Facebook Page that rocks.


The simple way for creating Facebook video covers

Want professionally done Facebook cover videos but don’t have the budget to hire a pro? You can make stunning videos that convert visitors to customers fast, easy, and without a high price by using a template.

Here’s the best part: you can make as many videos as you can. After all, customers look for a different video cover each month. Purchase your Adobe After Effects Facebook Video Cover Template and get your brand moving using your business page.


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