Facebook Cover Video Missing [in 2021] – What Should You Do Instead?

As you might have experienced, you are no longer able to add a Facebook cover video to your Facebook page. If you previously had a cover video on your Facebook page, it has been switched to a thumbnail of that cover video.

In this Facebook page setup tutorial, we are going to show you two ways how you can

Can’t add a cover video to Facebook page

You are not alone. In 2021, Facebook has removed the option to upload a cover video to your Facebook page. There isn’t any information online on what was the reasons for this.

Currently, we can’t really know either if it was a permanent decision or they might bring back the cover video feature in the future

If you have previously uploaded a Facebook cover video to your Facebook page, then you should remove it. This is because Facebook has transformed Facebook page cover videos to images so there is 99% chance that the thumbnail of the video doesn’t look good as a cover photo.

What can you do instead of a Facebook cover video?

Although you will not be able to add a cover video to your Facebook page, there are two alternative features that you can leverage:

  • Facebook Cover Slideshow
  • Facebook Spotlight Featured videos

Facebook cover slideshow

You can’t upload a Facebook cover video on your Facebook page, however, you can create a Facebook cover slideshow that can be still engaging for the user and enables you to communicate multiple messages on your Facebook page.

If you want to know more about the Facebook cover slideshow, check out this tutorial:

  • How to add Facebook Cover Slideshow to your Facebook page

Spotlight video panel on the Facebook page

The second option is to add a Facebook spotlight video panel to your Facebook page. These videos will show up on the top of your Facebook page, so they can still be visible to the majority of the Facebook page visitors.

I have a separate tutorial, where I explain how to add spotlight videos to your Facebook page:

How to add a cover video to a Facebook page?

As they might bring back cover videos for Facebook page in the future, here is how you were able to add a cover video to Facebook page:

  1. Open the Facebook page
  2. Click on the ‘Edit’ button on the Cover photo.edit Facebook page cover video
  3. Select ‘Upload Video’.
  4. Upload the video from your computer.

Facebook Cover video specs, size and length

When you were able to add a Facebook cover video to your Facebook page, these were the main specifications you had to keep in mind

The ideal dimension for a Facebook cover video was 820*312 pixels or 920*462 pixels. The cover video should have been at least 20 seconds, but no more than 90 seconds. The Facebook cover video can have a video resolution of up to 1080p.

The supported Facebook cover video file formats were .mp4 or .mov.

FAQ – Facebook Cover Video Is Missing

Where is the cover video feature from Facebook page?

Unfortunately, Facebook has recently removed the feature to upload videos as cover videos to your Facebook page. You can only have slideshows or images in the Facebook page cover area currently.

What are the best alternatives for Facebook cover video?

The best alternatives for Facebook cover videos are Facebook cover slideshows or creating Facebook spotlight videos on your Facebook page

When will Facebook bring back the Facebook cover video feature?

There is no information or any kind of news on this. It is possible that they won’t introduce back to Facebook pages so you have to leverage the cover slideshow feature instead.

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There is no information or any kind of new on this. It is possible that they won’t introduce back to Facebook pages so you have to leverage the cover slideshow feature instead.

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