How to Post a Live Photo on Facebook from iPhone

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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. (Instagram also supports these formats). Once you’ve turned your Live Photo into a video or GIF, you can share live images on social media.

Why You’ll Love This Tip:

  • Share your favorite Live Photos on social media as a video or GIF.
  • Don't lose out on the fun moments Live Photos capture when posting to Facebook.

How to Post Live Pictures on Facebook

Can you put a Live Photo on Facebook? Yes, but you'll need to convert it to a video or a GIF first in order to see the movement. We'll go over how to turn the Live Photo into a video and then post it to Facebook. If you want to post a GIF of your Live Photo to Facebook, learn how to turn a Live Photo into a GIF. Once you've converted from Live Photo to video or GIF format, you can post the image to Facebook.  For more great Live Photo and social media tutorials, like how to fix Instagram crashing on iPhone, check out our free Tip of the Day

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  1. On your iPhone, open the Photos app.

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  2. Tap Albums.

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  3. Tap Live Photos.

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  4. Select the photo you want to post to Facebook.

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  5. Tap the three dots in the top right.

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  6. Tap Save as Video.

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  7. Go back to your Library.

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  8. Find the original image in your camera roll. The video should be right next to it. Tap the new video.

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  9. Tap the Share button.

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  10. To find Facebook, you may need to tap the More button on the Share Sheet.

    Tap More
  11. Tap Facebook.

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  12. From here, you'll be asked where on Facebook you want to post the video. Tap Feed to post to the Facebook feed.

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  13. Add a caption if you like, and then tap Post.

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

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Author Details

Leanne Hays

Leanne Hays has over a dozen years of experience writing for online publications. As a Feature Writer for iPhone Life, she has authored hundreds of how-to, Apple news, and gear review articles, as well as a comprehensive Photos App guide. Leanne holds degrees in education and science and loves troubleshooting and repair. This combination makes her a perfect fit as manager of our Ask an Expert service, which helps iPhone Life Insiders with Apple hardware and software issues.
In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.