How to Properly Upload a Video on Facebook & YouTube (HD Quality)

How to Properly Upload a Video on Facebook & YouTube (HD Quality)

In this article, I’m going to show you how to properly upload a video on Facebook and YouTube in HD Quality. It looks easy for some but I’ve been through this frustrating process when I upload a video on Facebook and it waits for a couple of hours. Finally, I see that my video has been uploaded in low quality however, my video is not low quality but Facebook and YouTube make it low. Those who read this post also should have experienced it.

Don’t worry about it. I’ll show you guys a simple straightforward method that can solve your problem in just a few steps. Just follow the step by step guide below to avoid any confusion.

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Properly Upload a Video on Facebook in HD Quality

To upload videos in HD on the Facebook app, you’ll need to turn on the Upload HD setting. To change your video quality follow the steps below.
  1. Open your Facebook app on your iPhone or Android Phone.
  2. Tap blank in the bottom right of Facebook.

    How to Properly Upload a Video on Facebook & YouTube (HD Quality)

    Toggle Icon

  3. Scroll down and tap Settings & Privacy > Settings.

    How to Properly Upload a Video on Facebook & YouTube (HD Quality)

    Settings & Privacy

  4. Scroll down to Media and Contacts and tap Videos and Photos. Keep in mind that “Media and Contacts” is not available on the Desktop version of Facebook. So you have to use Facebook App to enable Upload HD videos.

    Media & Contacts

    Media & Contacts

  5. Below VIDEO SETTINGS, tap next to Upload HD to turn your HD video setting on (example: blank ).

    How to Properly Upload a Video on Facebook & YouTube (HD Quality)

    Upload Video IN HD

To post a video in HD:
  1. Tap What’s on your mind? at the top of your News Feed or timeline.
  2. Tap Photo/Video.
  3. Select the HD video you want to share and tap Done.
  4. Tap Post.
Facebook will process your video and let you know when it’s ready to watch.

Properly Upload a Video on YouTube in HD Quality

Sometimes it happens when you upload your video on YouTube it loses its quality while uploading and there is a trick if you don’t understand it, your video might not be uploaded in High Definition. Follow the steps below to properly upload a video on YouTube in HD quality.

  1. As normal, select your high-quality Video and use the upload feature of YouTube.
    • Give it a good title
    • Select an eye-catching thumbnail
    • Give it a description and explain a little bit about your video
    • Give it a few related tags because it’ll help your video become on the top search result
  2. Once you’ve completed step #1. Now have a look at the uploading section. You should see a percentage that shows how long it’ll take to prepare your video for publishing. Here is the trick. YOU SHOULD NEVER CLICK NEXT UNTIL YOU SEE HD FINISHED PROCESSING. If you click Next without seeing “HD Finished Processing”, your video will not be in high quality (HD, FHD,4K). So this is the trick for those who didn’t know it or just starting a YouTube channel.

    Finished Processing

    Finished Processing


In this post, I’ve covered how to properly upload a video on Facebook or YouTube in HD quality. With the Facebook app, you can go to the settings and enable HD Video or Photo feature. With YouTube, you should never process until you see the “HD Finished Process” message at the bottom of the uploading page on YouTube.


Mukhtar Jafari is the founder and CEO of He is CISCO CCENT & CCNA Certified and has got his diploma in IT Networking from North Metro TAFE PERTH. He is currently working as a Help Desk Technician at DEEPTECH Perth Western Australia. In addition, he loves helping other tech enthusiasts so he is working part-time on He shares his experience through this website for IT beginners.

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