How to Enable HD Video Recording for Facebook on iPhone

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 the 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.

Enable HD Video Recording for Facebook on iPhone

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:

Step #1. Open Settings app on your iDevice → Tap on Facebook.

Tap on Settings then Facebook on iPhone or iPad

Step #2. Under Video, switch ON Upload HD.

Enable HD Video Recording for Facebook on iPhone and iPad

You do the same thing from the Facebook app as well.

Enable HD Upload from the Facebook App

Step #1. Tap on More button located at bottom right corner → Tap on Settings & Privacy.

Tap on More Button in Facebook then Tap on Settings & Privacy on iPhone or iPad

Step #2. Tap on Settings then tap on Videos & Photos.

Tap on Settings then Videos & Photos in Facebook App

Step #3. Turn on Switch next to Upload HD under VIDEO SETTINGS.

Enable Upload HD in Facebook on iPhone or iPad

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.

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