Optimized Facebook Story Post

As we all know Facebook owns Instagram and with that said the two platforms have some similar features. One of those features being stories. Now within these stories you can do a variety of things including adding stickers of the location, the time, polls/questions, GIF’s, temperature, music, and much more!

What you can not do with stories, both for Facebook and Instagram is upload a story from a desktop computer. So here is what you will need to know before trying to create any story content for these two channels.


So you just shot some awesome high quality content in 4k and are going back to your laptop to download and upload onto your story. Stop ? , in order to get the content onto your story you will need to have the content on your mobile device in order to upload.

Just transferred the content onto your device to upload? Great!

Now you have the content uploaded in high definition at 4k and go to watch your beautiful new story when you suddenly realize the video is blurry……

Why is my Facebook Story Video Blurry in 4k? 

Facebook currently only support 1080p and less for content on stories. This is the optimized framerate for shooting story content. You will want to convert you 4k video into 1080p for optimized results.


What is the optimized size of videos for Facebook Story Post? 

Recommended video dimensions is 1200 x 720 for Landscape and Portrait. Portrait aspect ratio is 9:16 (if video includes link, aspect ratio is 16:9). Max video file size is 4GB. Minimum of 500 x 500 dimensions with a maximum length in video of 15 seconds. Recommended video formats are .MP4 and .MOV.

Thanks for checking out this blog post and be sure to check out my other blog about these two channels Stories . I will be giving away a growth hack tip and trick to help grow your presence in these channels!