Facebook Cover Video: The Basics

Facebook Cover Video Specs

Offeo – Easy Cover Video Maker

As a premium user, Offeo lets you create videos up to 30s. We believe this is an ideal duration for Cover Videos.

Remember, social media users are having shorter attention spans. The average length of a view on Facebook is just 18s!

Let’s get started

Step 1: Be part of the OFFEO family

  1. If you are not yet a premium OFFEO user, sign up here.
  2. Next, click ‘Create New Video’
  3. Select ‘Create Custom’and choose the ‘Cover Video’ option. From here on, no cropping or repositioning of the video is needed.

Step 2: Upload your video or start from scratch

  1. Upload your own video or browse our design templates here to get started.

Step 3: Beautify your video

Add music from our library or upload your own tracks. However, bear in mind that your video remains muted until the user unmutes it. To work around this, you can either choose to include a speaker button in your video so that users are aware, or use text to explain your brand/product to users instead.

Here at Offeo, you can also choose to add animated graphics, customise template colors and add/change animations.

Step 4: Download and Publish

Once you are satisfied, download the video. Facebook recommends a MP4 or MOV format.

Dont worry, Offeo allows you to export videos in either of these formats.

Step 5: Upload your cover video

Congratulations! You have reached the last step. All you need is to open Facebook. No cropping is needed as your video is already resized into the required Facebook dimensions.

Lastly, don’t forget to choose your thumbnail image.

Bonus Tips

  1. Facebook sets your video on loop by default. Make sure the end and the beginning of your video has a natural transition. You can disable the loop feature too.
  2. Choose a thumbnail image that highlight the main idea of your video.
  3. Majority of users will watch with the sound off. Including text in your video is crucial if you need to explain something!
  4. Test out your video on both desktop and mobile versions.
  5. Be creative. Social media users have very short attention spans.

Lack of inspiration?
Here are some Facebook cover video examples:

Animated logo

Moving Portfolio


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Chao Quan Choo

Chao Quan Choo

UI Designer at OFFEO