If you have been using Facebook App to record and upload videos in order to share in your timeline, you may wonder why the quality of the videos has diminished. When you use inbuilt video recording feature of the Facebook app, it compresses videos to save bandwidth from their end and as a result it affects the quality of the video.

Facebook, being a huge website, adopts certain methods to cut down on the server load. One of them is that it reduces the size of the videos and photos by compressing them. And that’s where the trouble starts. If you record videos in the normal mode, Facebook compresses them and that makes the video quality quite bad.

How to Enable HD Recording in Facebook iPhone App

There’s a workaround to this. Even though Facebook will still continue to compress the videos you capture and upload, you can make sure the videos are at least of good quality. Of HD quality.

In this short tutorial, we’ll see how you can make sure Facebook App only records HD videos on your iPhone or iPad all the time. Here we go:

  • Open Settings
  • Tap on Facebook
  • Now tap on Settings
  • Under Video, switch ON Upload HD

Upload HD Video on Facebook from iPhone
That’s it. Henceforth, whenever you record a video within Facebook, the app only records HD videos and even after compression, the video looks pretty good.

The videos shot will be uploaded in 720p format.

As a direct result, two things change: the size of the video increases and that means more data usage every time you shoot and upload videos via the Facebook app.

And this doesn’t apply when you upload videos to Facebook from your iPhone Camera roll. They’re obviously of the 720p or larger format (depending on the iPhone you use) and therefore, they’re HD by default. This setting found within Facebook applies only to videos recorded via the Facebook app.

  • Ralph McBroom

    I followed all the guidelines in settings, and my video clip is embarrassing to view. Looks great on safari FB.

  • Ralph McBroom

    Good quality of video clips viewed on safari Facebook. Not good on Apple Facebook for iPad. Even with correct settings on iPad, its terrible for viewing.

  • Roeark

    I miss being able to load from the Camera Roll and it still being in HD on FB. Now it’s in terrible quality when uploaded from there.

  • Luda

    My settings were already On and the quality is still pretty bad =(

    • Ralph McBroom

      See my comment, it should be helpful. Thanks