How to Add a Video to Facebook

By Techwalla Contributor

Adding video to Facebook is easy and fast. You can add a video that you created, or something you found on the internet. Learn how to use this feature to liven up your Facebook page, share news and information, or just make your friends laugh.

Step 1

Log into your Facebook account. Click on the PROFILE tab at the top of the page.

Step 2

If you want to record a video to add, click the VIDEO icon at the top of the page (under WALL, INFO, PHOTOS, etc.) and then click RECORD. If you have a webcam, you can record a video and it will go directly to your Facebook page.

Step 3

If you want to add a video you have recorded and saved to your computer, click the VIDEO icon at the top of the page and click UPLOAD. You will browse your hard drive and choose the video to upload. (Note: The upload process can take a while. Just be patient and don't click away or you will have to start over.)

Step 4

You can also add a video to your profile that you see on someone else's Facebook page. Just click on the video, and underneath you will see COMMENT and SHARE. Click SHARE. You can either post the video to your profile or send it to friends in your address book.

Step 5

You can also add videos directly from YouTube. Just go to the YouTube site and find the video you want to add to your profile. Under the video, you will see icons for sharing options such as Digg, StumbleUpon, and Facebook. Click the Facebook icon and you will have the option to post the video to your profile, or to send to friends in your Facebook address book.

Step 6

The sharing option above also applies to most other sites that host videos such as Google Videos, Yahoo Videos, AOL Videos, Meta Café, Flickr, etc. If you find a video on the internet, chances are that you can upload it to Facebook through a sharing function.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you are uploading your own video to Facebook, be patient. The upload can take a while.
  • Remember that everyone on your friends list will see an update when you have added a video to your profile - so if the video could be insulting, hurtful, or otherwise inappropriate, think twice before posting it!