Share to Facebook from iMovie for macOS, Final Cut Pro X, or Compressor

Share a movie to your Mac or another local storage device as a video file, then upload the video file to Facebook.

Because of an update to the way Facebook handles sharing, it's no longer possible to share directly to Facebook from iMovie for macOS, Final Cut Pro X, or Compressor. Use the steps in this article for the version of the app you're using:

To find the version of your app, choose [App Name] > About [App Name]. For example, choose iMovie > About iMovie.

Share to Facebook with iMovie for macOS 10.1.10, Final Cut Pro 10.4.4, or Compressor 4.4.2 or later

In iMovie 10.1.10, Final Cut Pro 10.4.4, Compressor 4.4.2 or later, use the Prepare for Facebook destination to save a movie, project, or clip as a video file that's ready to post to Facebook. Then, upload the video file to Facebook using a browser.

Share an iMovie for macOS project

If you're using iMovie 10.1.10 for macOS or later, use these steps to share a project to Facebook.

  1. Click Projects in the toolbar, then select a movie.
  2. Click the Share button  in the toolbar, then choose Prepare for Facebook.
  3. In the dialog that appears, set the title, description, and more.
    • To set the title of the shared movie, click the name at the top, then type a new name.
    • To set the description of the shared movie, click in the Description field, then type new text.
    • To set tags for the shared movie, click in the Tags field, then type tag names separated by commas.
    • To change the resolution of the shared movie, click the Resolution pop-up menu and choose an option.
  4. Click Next, then save the file to your Mac or another local storage device.
  5. Using Safari or another web browser, sign in to your Facebook account, then upload the video file.

Share a Final Cut Pro project or clip

If you're using Final Cut Pro 10.4.4 or later, use these steps to share a project or clip to Facebook.

  1. Select your clip or project in the Final Cut Pro browser, click the Share button , then choose "Prepare for Facebook."  Or choose File > Share > Prepare for Facebook.
  2. In the Share window, click Info to change the name of the clip, the description, and more.
  3. Click Next, then save the file to your Mac or another local storage device.
  4. With Safari or another web browser, sign in to your Facebook account, then upload the video file.

Share a clip or project with Compressor

If you're using Compressor 4.4.2 or later, use these steps to share a video file to Facebook.

  1. In Compressor, click Add File in the batch area, select the source file you want to share, then click Add.
  2. In the settings window that opens, select Prepare for Facebook, choose a location for the transcoded file, then click OK.
  3. If the source file is already in the batch area, you can drag Prepare for Facebook from the Buit-In section of the Settings pane onto the source file in the batch area.
  4. Click Start Batch.
  5. With Safari or another web browser, sign in to your Facebook account, then upload the video file.

Share to Facebook with iMovie for macOS 10.1.9, Final Cut Pro 10.4.3, or Motion 5.4.1 or earlier

Use the step below to share to Facebook in iMovie for macOS 10.1.9, Final Cut Pro 10.4.3, Motion 5.4.1 or earlier.

Share an iMovie for macOS project

If you're using iMovie for macOS 10.1.9 or earlier, use these steps to share a project to Facebook.

  1. Click Projects in the toolbar, then select a project.
  2. Click the Share button  in the toolbar, then choose File.
  3. In the share window, click the Quality pop-up menu, then choose Low, Medium, or High.
  4. Set any other options, click Next, then save the file to your Mac or another local storage device.
  5. Using Safari or another web browser, sign in to your Facebook account, then upload the video file.

Share a Final Cut Pro project

If you're using Final Cut Pro 10.4.3 or earlier, use these steps to share a project to Facebook.

  1. Select your project in the Final Cut Pro browser, click the Share button , then choose Master File. 
  2. In the Share window, click Settings.
  3. Click the Format pop-up, then choose Web Hosting.
  4. Click the "When done" pop-up menu, then choose Do Nothing.
  5. Set any other options, click Next, then save the file to your Mac or another local storage device.
  6. Using Safari or another web browser, sign in to your Facebook account, then upload the video file.

Share a Motion project

If you're using Motion 5.4.1 or earlier, use these steps to share a project to Facebook.

  1. With your Motion project open, click the Share button , then choose Export Movie.
  2. Click the Export pop-up menu, then choose H.264.
  3. Set any other options, click Next, then save the file to your Mac or another local storage device.
  4. Using Safari or another web browser, sign in to your Facebook account, then upload the video file.

Share a project from Compressor

If you're using Compressor 4.4.1 or earlier, use these steps to share a project to Facebook.

  1. In Compressor, click Add File, select the video source file you want to share, then click Add.
  2. If necessary, click the disclosure triangle next to Built-In, then choose "Publish to Facebook." 
  3. Choose a location for the transcoded file form the Location pop-up menu, then click OK.
  4. Select the source file in the batch area.
  5. Choose Window > Show Inspector.
  6. In the Action area of the inspector, choose Do Nothing from the "When done" pop-up menu.
  7. Click Start Batch.
  8. Using Safari or another web browser, sign in to your Facebook account, then upload the video file.

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