Why add a video to your Facebook header and how to do it
Why add a video to your Facebook header and how to do it
August 31, 2018

Why add a video to your Facebook header and how to do it

Why should you put a video in your Facebook header?

Facebook now enables you to replace your header image with a video. Why would you want to do this? Here is why…1. An image captures the “moment”, a “second” in time. This moment can be still, quiet and reflective or action packed, but whatever the image conveys it’s still only a moment.
2. Video conveys much more; it is currently considered a better marketing tool for customer engagement.
3. Video can tell the whole story. Not only does it convey sight, but sound and motion as well.
4. Everyone with a smartphone can now create and upload videos to their Facebook header.
5. It’s easy to do; all you need is a business page and admin rights to this page.

  • Firstly, you need a suitable video; about 6-7 seconds in length, it should:
  • Showcase your businesses
  • Tell a story
  • Be authentic, it doesn’t need to be perfect
  • Add value to your Facebook page

Once you’ve created the video, it’s easy to upload

Here is a step by step guide to how to do it

Remember you need to be on your desktop and have administrator rights to the business page.

  • Go to your Facebook business page.
  • If you look at the top right-hand side inside the image it has a little icon that alternates between a camera and video. Click on that and a drop-down menu will appear (see image)
  • Select “Choose from Videos” and confirm. Facebook then displays the video for you to view and reposition.
  • You might also like to consider adding some text at the bottom of your video to reinforce your message, in case your customers have the sound turned off.
  • Once you’re happy with your video, hit next and then confirm.

That’s it! Why not give it a try?