By changing one setting, you can start uploading videos and photos in HD when using the Facebook app on Android or iPhone.
When uploading photos or videos to Facebook using the mobile app, it defaults to standard quality. Frankly, most people would probably prefer to upload standard quality photos and videos, particularly if they’re using their mobile data to do so.
If you’re a pixel peeper and would rather upload the best quality possible, you can do that by changing a setting in the app. The process is slightly different depending on whether you’re an Android or iOS user.
Here’s how to upload HD videos on Facebook, as well as photos.
Uploading HD Photos and Videos on Facebook for iOS
If you have an iOS device, there’s a specific setting inside the Facebook app that you should enable to start uploading HD videos and photos on Facebook. Follow the steps below.
- Tap the menu icon with three horizontal lines in the bottom right corner.
- Go to Settings & Privacy and tap the arrow to expand the menu.
- Choose Settings.
- Scroll down to Media and Contacts, and tap Videos and photos.
- To upload videos in HD, toggle on Video upload HD under Video and photo settings. For high quality photo uploads, toggle on Photo upload HD.
Uploading HD Photos and Videos on Facebook for Android
On Android, the process is slightly different because the menu icon is located in the top right-hand corner—rather than at the bottom.
Here’s how to upload a high quality video to Facebook on Android, along with photos.
- Tap the menu icon in the top right corner.
- Go to Settings & Privacy > Settings.
- Scroll down to the Media and Contacts section and select Media and contacts.
- To upload HD video, toggle Upload videos in HD on. To upload HD photos, toggle Upload photos in HD on.
If you do prefer to upload HD video, we’d definitely recommend doing it over WiFi given the time and expense that can be involved with uploading a large file using your data.
Once you’ve saved the settings, every video you post on Facebook via the mobile app will upload in the highest quality.
If you want to save videos you’ve seen online, check out this guide on how to save or download videos from Facebook.
Uploading High Quality Visuals on the Facebook Web Version
If you use Facebook on your computer, there’s no tutorial for uploading high quality videos. This is because Facebook will automatically upload videos in HD if you use it on these devices. Of course, you need to ensure that the video or photo you want to upload is of a high enough quality.
Uploading HD Visuals to Facebook Is Easy
Uploading HD videos to Facebook, as well as other forms of visual content, helps you get the most out of the social media platform. For instance, uploading videos is a great way to grow a presence on the platform and engage your audience.
Besides that, it’s also more pleasing on the eye for other users. If you’re serious about getting good with Facebook, you might also want to consider learning how to go live on the platform, how to send high quality videos on Facebook Messenger, and more.
If you don’t want shortcut icons clogging up your app, here’s how to add or remove them on Facebook.
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