How to Enable HD Video Recording for Facebook on iPhone and iPad

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.

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How to Enable HD Recording in Facebook iPhone App

How to Enable HD Video Recording for Facebook on iPhone and iPad

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.

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Step #2. Tap on Facebook.

Step #3. Now tap on Settings.

Step #4. Under Video, switch ON Upload HD

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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.

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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.

Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.
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