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Using Video in Your Church Facebook Page Header


Facebook has added the ability to upload videos for your church’s Facebook page cover. This is exciting news because it means that visitors have one additional way to preview your church, aside from your church website. In this article, we’ll walk you through the simple steps to update your Facebook cover with video to have an even better impact in your community.

The recommended size for the video that will best work with Facebook’s Cover Video requirements is 820 x 462 pixels, which is the optimal size for the space in the Facebook Cover Video.

The video must be between 20 to 90 seconds, and you must trim it before uploading it to Facebook. It will not let you upload anything outside of those parameters.

How to Set Up Your Facebook Cover Video

First, hover your Mouse over your current cover image, Change Cover Icon will pop up. Please note that your church page needs to be a business page to have these features. The cover video feature is not available for personal Facebook pages. Then, when you click on Change Cover, you will have the option to Select Video or Upload New Video.

2 Great Videos to Walk You Through This Process

Social Church – Facebook Cover Video Helps

Animoto – Facebook Cover Video Tips


Examples of Churches Using the Facebook Cover Video

Additional Resources

  1. https://socialchurch.co/tips/facebook-cover-video/
  2. https://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/facebook-cover-video-how-to-set-up/
Lauren Hunter
Lauren Hunterhttps://laurenhunter.net
Lauren Hunter is a writer who loves the big picture of God’s journey we are all on together. In 2007, she founded ChurchTechToday, a website for pastors and church leaders to harness technology to improve ministry. Married to her high school sweetheart, Lauren lives in Northern California with her husband and their four children. Her latest book is Leaving Christian Science: 10 Stories of New Faith in Jesus Christ. She can be found online at https://laurenhunter.net.


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