How to Edit a Facebook Video: Easiest Methods

how to edit a facebook video

Looking for how to edit a Facebook video? Facebook has about eight billion video views daily, and users watch over 100 million hours per day on the platform. What does this mean? If you’re a business owner, you can utilize Facebook videos to reach more clients and increase your sales and revenue. But first, you must know how to edit a Facebook video. That’s what we’ll discuss today. Whether you want to tweak an already posted video, or make one from scratch, we’ve got you covered.

In this article, we’ll walk you through the easiest methods for editing a Facebook video step-by-step.

How to edit a Video on Facebook After Posting

I’ll include a short disclaimer here before we continue. You can’t edit a pre-recorded video on Facebook after posting it. However, you can edit the video’s caption. If you’re using a laptop, you can change the thumbnail and video caption, but you can’t trim the video or adjust the volume. Here’s how it works:

#1. How to edit a Facebook video using your mobile phone

  • Open the video you want to edit and click on the three dots in the post’s top right corner.
  • Select “Edit Post” from the drop-down menu.
  • Edit the caption
  • Save the changes

#2. How to edit a Facebook video using a laptop

  • Open the video you want to edit and click on the three dots in the post’s top right corner.
  • Select “Edit Post” from the drop-down menu.
  • To edit a video, click on it.
  • You can change the video caption or thumbnail using the available options. 
  • Click “Save” when you’re done editing.

How to edit a Facebook video before posting

I know you’re disappointed you can’t trim or adjust Facebook video volume after posting. Let’s talk about how to edit a Facebook video perfectly so you don’t have to edit it after posting. 

You can edit a Facebook video in two ways.

  • Download video editing software (ideal for using a mobile phone).
  • Edit the video online without downloading any software.

There are many free video editing software out there, but for this video, we’ll focus on

How to edit Facebook videos using

One wonderful thing about Canva is that they have premade templates to which you can make a few changes and produce an excellent video without starting from scratch.

Here’s how to edit a Facebook video online for free on Canva:

  • Click “Create a design” and select “Video” from the menu.
  • Choose the aspect ratio for your video, depending on where you want to post it on Facebook (e.g., square for Facebook feed, vertical for Facebook stories, etc.).
  • You can upload your video or select one from Canva’s stock video library. 
  • To upload your own video, click on the “Upload” tab and drag and drop your file. 
  • To select a stock video, click the “Videos” tab and browse the library.
  • Once you have selected your video, you can trim it by dragging the sliders on the timeline. You can also add text, shapes, icons, and other design elements by clicking the “Elements” tab and selecting the ones you want.
  • To add music or sound effects, click on the “Audio” tab and choose a track from Canva’s library or upload your own audio file.
  • Once you are done editing your video, click on the “Download” button in the top-right corner of the screen and select the format and quality you want. You can then upload the edited video to Facebook like any other video.

Watch this YouTube video or another one for more elaborate details to get the full tutorial.

How to edit video in Facebook Creator Studio

Facebook Creator Studio is a powerful tool that allows you to manage and edit your videos on the platform. With the Video Library feature, you can easily access your uploaded videos and make necessary edits to improve their performance. Here’s how to edit a video in Facebook Creator Studio:

  • Open Facebook Creator Studio and navigate to the Video Library.
  • Select the video you want to edit from your library.
  • Click the “Edit” button under the Facebook video title copy.
  • Make changes to your video, such as trimming, cropping, adding captions, or adjusting brightness and contrast.
  • Once you have edited, click the “Save” button to apply the changes to your video.
  • You can also add a new Facebook video title copy and description to your video to make it more searchable and engaging.
  • Finally, click the “Publish” button to save and publish your edited video to your Facebook page.

Other FAQs on Facebook


Facebook videos are a powerful tool for your business to reach a wider audience and increase sales and revenue. You can edit Facebook videos before posting them by downloading video editing software or using online tools like Canva. 

Now that you know how to edit a Facebook video, you can create engaging posts that’ll attract your readers and convert them into paying customers. 

If you found this post helpful and want to learn more about social media marketing,  read this blog on How to get five thousand followers on Facebook for free.

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