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The Best Video Compressor for Facebook

  • 7 video compression methods to compress video for Facebook
  • Adopt advanced codec algorithm; no noticeable loss in video quality
  • Download, record, convert, compress, edit videos in one go
  • Full GPU acceleration to speed up the 4K/8K video compression
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5 Simple Ways to Compress Video for Facebook

By Cecilia Hwung | Last Update:

Summary: Video too big for Facebook and failing to upload? Worry not, as this post collects the top 5 ways to compress video for Facebook. If you are seeking the safest and easiest way out, check VideoProc Converter – the best Facebook video compressor to reduce video size for Facebook.

Over 8 billion videos or 100 million hours of video are uploaded and watched on Facebook every day. However, uploading and sending videos to Facebook remains still a challenge, notably when it comes to large video files, because Facebook has strict video requirements on file size, resolution, duration, etc., and the inobservance to any of which might result in the failure to upload the video to Facebook. Moreover, the platform will automatically re-encode your video which could degrade the image quality. Luckily, to help address the issue, we have gathered the 5 best video compressor for Facebook that you could leverage to compress video for Facebook.

How to Compress Video for Facebook on Windows and Mac

The rise of sundry Facebook video compressors today truly helps ease the task of Facebook video compression, and here we have carefully selected the top two pieces in terms of Facebook compression quality, speed, and overall performance.

Before we explain how to compress a video for Facebook, let's quickly walk you through the video size limit for Facebook.

  • Video format: it is recommended to adopt MP4 and MOV formats though there are other video formats you could leverage to upload videos to Facebook.
  • The maximum video file size: 10GB and up to 25 MB in the Messenger app as an attachment.
  • How long can a video be on facebook: 240mins.
  • Resolution limit: 1080p or less.
  • Audio: it is suggested to use Stereo AAC audio compression with 128kbps or more.

1. VideoProc Converter

We've compared a dozen of Facebook video compression software and all agree that VideoProc Converter is the best bet.

With its Max-Quality Compression Engine, VideoProc Converter allows you to compress video for Facebook in mere seconds while ensuring the best quality is reserved. You can enter the desired file size directly or use the compression ratio slider with values ranging from 10% to 100% to reduce video size for Facebook. The giant codec library incorporated in the system could access video files of any kind including MOV, MP4, FLV, H.264, H.265, and many more. Less noted but equally significant, with the aid of full GPU acceleration, the Facebook video compression speed could be radically improved, at least 47x faster than real-time play.

Compress video for Facebook

VideoProc Converter - The Best Video Compressor for Facebook

  • One-click to compress video for Facebook/Facebook Messenger from GBs to MBs with the best video quality.
  • 7 ways to compress video for Facebook: specify the target size directly, transcode, etc.
  • Full hardware acceleration to hasten batch video compression for Facebook.
  • All-in-one features: media conversion, compression, downloading, editing.

How to Compress Video for Facebook without Losing Quality

Step 1. Import Facebook videos to VideoProc Converter.

Free download the software on Windows or Mac, launch it, and click Video > +Video to import Facebook videos that you wish to compress. You can also drag and drop multiple videos to batch compress videos for Facebook.

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Step 2. Select the desired Facebook output format.

Navigate to the Target Format > Facebook Video, and choose the one you wish to work with. It is suggested to choose a format with a more efficient codec like H.264, H.265, VP9, AVI, etc.

Compress Facebook Video With VideoProc

Step 3. Find the Toolbox section at the bottom > Compress.

Directly enter the file size you prefer. Alternatively, drag the slider to change the compression ratio to any value between 10% to 100%.

Compress Video in VideoProc Converter


  • Select a lower resolution from the drop-down of "Resolution" to further reduce video size for Facebook.
  • The Facebook video compressor covers 7 working compression techniques that you can dig in to compress video for Facebook, and apart from directly entering the target size, you can also reduce the video size by increasing GOP, lowering bitrate and frame rate, downscaling the resolution, converting to a more aggressive codec, etc.

Step 4. Click on Done to confirm your settings and hit Run.

2. HandBrake

Renowned for its ability to transcode videos and rip DVDs and Blu-ray discs, HandBrake is also a versatile video compressor for Facebook. Check below how to compress a video for Facebook using Handbrake.

Compress Facebook Video With HandBrake

How to Compress Video for Facebook with HandBrake

Step 1. Add Videos to HandBrake.

If you haven't yet downloaded HanbBrake, you can freely download it at It's a cross-platform software that works on Windows, macOS, and Linux. Once the installation is complete, launch it on your computer and import videos to HandBrake.

Step 2. Choose a High Compressed Format.

You will select MP4 as the container format for your Facebook Video, then go to the Video section and select H.265 (x265) as the video encoder. By the way, you can reduce video size for Facebook by tweaking video resolution, bitrate, frame rate, and other settings.

Compress Facebook Video With HandBrake - steps

Step 3. Tap Save and compress video for Facebbok.

Move to the Save As entry to define a video location and hit the Start Encode button to make video smaller for Facebook.

How to Compress Video for Facebook Online Free

Online video compressor for Facebook is another quick and simple solution. It enables you to reduce video size for Facebook without downloading extra software to your computer. Moreover, the online Facebook video compressor could be well-accepted by every operating system.

But online Facebook video compressors have their downsides, either. They have limited file size for your uploads so they won't be able to deal with a huge Facebook video that is up to gigabytes. Besides, some online video compressors could potentially identify your video files and your system if they want to profit from your data.

3. FreeConvert

FreeConvert Video Compressor is an online service allowing you to compress video for Facebook and Facebook Messager (upload files up to a maximum size of 1GB in the free trial). It offers two methods to reduce video size for Facebook. The first one is a smart mode for beginners that allows you to rate a target video size as a percentage of the original size; the second one is an expert mode that allows you to resize videos by optimizing codec, bitrate, resolution, etc.

Step 1. Navigate to through a browser.

Step 2. Hit Choose Files from your hard drive, URL, or online storage service.

Step 3. Click the wheel-shaped icon to rate a target file size for your Facebook videos and press Apply Settings to confirm the changes > Select Compress Now.

Step 4. When the compression process is ended, click download to save the compressed Facebook video.

Compress Facebook Video With Freeconvert

4. VideoSmaller

VideoSmaller can do the same, allowing you to free compress video for Facebook that is below 500MB. If your Facebook video is less than 500MB, this free online Facebook video compressor is your best bet. But the downside is that you cannot control the output video file size accurately, and you may have to take multiple attempts to get the best result. So it's not friendly to those who have a tight deadline.

Step 1. Fire up a web browser and head to

Step 2. Press Browse to import a video from your device.

Step 3. Select the Use low compression level toggle and downscale the video resolution.

Step 4. Click Upload Video. And once the compression is done, you will see the final video size. If you're happy with the result, click Download to save the compressed Facebook video.

Compress Facebook Video With VideoSmaller

5. YouCompress

YouCompress is a video compression solution tailored for the dummies. It will automatically reduce video size for Facebook once the video is uploaded. However, the compression ratio cannot be edited. If you need to compress a video for Facebook Messager with YouCompress, it's recommended to upload a video that is no more than 35MB.

Step 1. Open up a web browser and navigate to

Step 2. Hit Upload File & Compress to upload the video you wish to compress for Facebook.

Step 3. The compression process can take a while. It depends on the size of the original videos and the internet speed.

Step 4. When everything is done, you will see the final video size and click the Download button to save the video.

Compress Facebook Video With YouCompress


1. What Is the Video Size Limit for Facebook?

  • Regular Facebook feed video: video can be up to 240 minutes long, up to 4GB large, and have a maximum frame rate of 30fps; 16:9 (horizontal) to 9:16 (full portrait) aspect ratio is recommended.
  • Facebook 360 video: video can be up to 10GB, 30 minutes long, and the recommended frame rate is 30fps with 1:1 or 2:1 aspect ratios.
  • Facebook in-stream video ads: 16:9 ratio is recommended, and the maximum file size is 4GB, maximum length 15 seconds, maximum frame rate 30fps.
  • Facebook Messenger video ads: videos can be up to 15 seconds long, up to 4GB large, and have a maximum frame rate of 30fps. 16:9 to 1.91:1 aspect ratios is suggested.

2. Can You Upload 4K Video to Facebook?

It depends. Facebook supports 4K resolution for 360 videos and 180 videos. If you upload a 4K video to the Facebook Feed, your video will be likely to be compressed to 720p only.

3. How Can I Post a Large Video on Facebook?

To post a huge video file on Facebook, you should reduce the video file size, or split a long video into small segments before uploading. And if you are seeking the safest and easiest way out, try VideoProc Converter.

About The Author

Cecilia Hwung is the marketing manager of Digiarty Software and the editor-in-chief of the VideoProc team. She pursues common progress with her team and expects to share creative content and useful information with readers. She has a strong interest in copywriting and rich experience in editing tips.

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