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 Prepare for Facebook destination to save a movie, project, or clip as a video file that's ready to post to Facebook. Then, you can upload the video file to Facebook using a browser.

Share your iMovie for macOS project

If you're using iMovie 10.1.10, use these steps to share a movie to Facebook.

  1. Click Projects in the toolbar, then select a movie.
  2. Click 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 your Final Cut Pro X clip or project

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

  1. Select your clip or project in the Final Cut Pro browser, click 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, 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 Destinations button 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 Destinations button Prepare for Facebook from 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.

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