How to Post a Live Photo on Facebook from iPhone (2023)

Here's how to share a Live Photo from an iPhone to Facebook.

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You can post Live Photos on Facebook, but you have to turn the Live Photo into a video or GIF first. (Tumblr also supports these formats). Once you’ve turned your Live Photo into a video or GIF, you can share live images on social media.

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Why You’ll Love This Tip

  • Share your favorite Live Photos on social media.
  • Post more varied and interesting Facebook pictures.

How to Post Live Pictures on Facebook

Can you put a Live Photo on Facebook? Yes, but to use this tip, you'll first need to learn how to make a GIF from a Live Photo. Once you've converted from Live Photo to GIF format, follow the steps below. For more great Live Photo and social media tutorials, check out our free Tip of the Day. Now, here's how to post Live Photos on Facebook. 

  1. Open the Photos app.

    Open Photos app
  2. Open the GIF or video you made from your Live Photos.

    Select Live Photo
  3. Tap the Share icon

    tap the share icon
  4. Scroll through your sharing options and tap Facebook

    scroll through sharing options and tap facebook or instagram
  5. Make your post as usual and tap Next

    share live photo to facebook or instagram
  6. Tap Share to complete your post. 

    tap share to post your live photo on instagram

Now you can sit back and let the likes roll in. Next, learn how to screen share using Facebook Messenger!

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Leanne Hays

Leanne Hays is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and has written hundreds of in-depth how-to and troubleshooting articles. She's a former Associate Editor for iPhone Life magazine, and has written for the Iowa Source, as well as web content for education marketing. Leanne has an associate's degree in education, with a focus on curriculum development, as well as a bachelor's degree in science. She has over nine years of experience with SEO, social media management, and web development and writing. Despite years of web work, Leanne is by no means an early adapter; she's only owned a smartphone for five years, which makes her highly sympathetic to the learning curve of new iPhone owners. She enjoys making reader's lives easier and putting her education experience to work by walking them through the most practical ways to use Apple devices, step-by-step.

In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.