How to create a loop video for Facebook

Loop videos or “infinite GIFs” as they are also known, are a really fun and engaging way to enjoy the videos you’ve created. Consisting of a section of a clip that repeats endlessly in the form of a slightly longer video file, loop videos are probably best known through Boomerang, an app that was recently integrated into Instagram via the app’s camera as a permanent feature.

But what about Facebook? While the social media site has millions upon millions of users, it doesn’t have the option to create infinite GIFs within its platform like Instagram does. Luckily, Clideo has just the thing.

Read on to learn how to put your video on repeat...

  1. Upload your video

    To get to work on creating your loop video for Facebook, head over to Clideo’s video looper. This link will work automatically, opening up the tool in your default browser from any device - Mac or Windows computer, iOS or Android phone - as long as you’re connected to the internet.

    Add a video you want to loop for Facebook

    You’ll be greeted by the Loop Video home screen which displays a blue ‘Choose file’ button in the center. By tapping this, you can upload clips from your personal storage and begin creating your loop.

    You’ll also notice that on the right-hand side of the button there’s a drop-down arrow. This opens a menu that allows you to upload videos either directly from Google Drive or Dropbox cloud storage accounts. Once you’ve selected your file to upload, it will begin processing in Clideo’s servers. This shouldn’t take long, but all will depend on the video length and the file size.

    You should also note that the tool works with a variety of video formats including MP4, AVI, MPG, VOB, WMV, MOV, and lots more!

  2. Loop the loop!

    Once the video is uploaded, you’ll be taken to the editor tool. Here you’ll be able to see your clip in the preview panel in the center. To loop it, simply select the required number of repetitions from the menu on the right-hand side, or click the Infinity symbol to create an endless GIF. The loop video will automatically preview once you’ve selected an option.

    Loop Facebook video by selecting the number of repetitions

    At the bottom left, you can choose a new video output format, such as 3GP, AVI, FLV. Once you’re happy with your loop video, hit the green Loop button on the bottom right and the clip will begin processing. We should not that the video will be muted automatically, too.

  3. Download your looped video

    Once the video processing is done, you’ll be able to playback the looped video to make sure it’s exactly what you wanted before saving it back to your device.

    Save the looped video for Facebook

    If you want to make some changes, no worries! Just tap the Edit result link and you’ll be taken back to the editor where you can change things up. All happy? Save back to your device via the green Download button, or - again - select the downward-facing arrow to save time and download straight to your cloud storage accounts.

    Please note that uploading videos on Facebook that are 30 seconds or shorter will automatically loop, including clips shared organically as well as video ads. However, Facebook says these videos will only loop continuously for up to 90 seconds. Clideo allows you to loop any length video, and for an infinite number of times. Happy looping!

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