How to compress video for Facebook

According to the social network’s blog, here are the requirements for any clips uploaded to the site:

  • resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels with a minimum width of 600 pixels;
  • MP4 and MOV formats;
  • maximum of 240 minutes long;
  • no more than 4GB in size;
  • a top frame rate of 30 fps.

That’s a lot to remember, right? Good thing that there’s a way to compress video files for Facebook with minimal effort and online.

  1. Upload your clip

    Head over to Clideo’s Video Compressor to get started. Here you’ll find a home screen with a big blue ‘Choose file’ button in the middle. Hit this and select the clip you’re wanting to resize in order to meet Facebook’s upload requirements.

    Clideo’s nifty tool will work from any browser and on any device, from Windows and Mac to Android and iPhone.

    Upload a video to compress for Facebook from any device

    The beauty of it is that it supports most major video formats, such as WAV, WMA, OGG, MP4, WMV, VOB, AVI and more so you don’t have to worry if your file is supported or not.

    If you want to upload from an online location, Clideo supports that, too! Tap the down-arrow at the end of the button and you’ll be given the option to upload from Dropbox, Google Drive or even YouTube, by entering URL.

    Looking to convert the format or dimensions of your clip to match Facebook’s upload requirements? No problem. Visit Clideo’s Video Resizer where the predefined specs for Facebook movies can be set automatically.

  2. Compress!

    Clideo will compress the video for Facebook automatically

    Now, simply wait a moment while the tool gets to work squashing the file size of your clip.

  3. Download the video file

    After a little bit of processing time, your freshly compressed Facebook vid will be ready to view.

    You’ll be told by what percentage the tool was able to compress your recording as well as the file size at the beginning and the new compressed size, which is ready for downloading back to your device.

    Download the compressed video for Facebook back to your device

    To save, tap the ‘Download’ button on the right. Alternatively, you can save to your online cloud accounts again, just click the down-arrow as before and you’ll be given the option in the drop box.

    Want to start over and compress a completely new one? Tap the ‘Start over’ link and you’ll be taken back to the upload page.