How do I take and share photos and videos using the camera on Facebook?

To use the camera, log in to the Facebook app for iOS or Android.
How do I use the camera on Facebook?
You can use the Facebook camera (e.g. ) to take and edit new photos and videos. You can try different camera modes (e.g. boomerang, live) or creative tools, then share your photos or videos in a post or to your story.
To take a photo or video to share in a post:
  1. Open the Facebook app for iOS or Android.
  2. Tap What's on your mind? at the top of your News Feed.
  3. Tap Photo/Video, then tap in the top right.
  4. You can choose different camera settings:
    • Tap to take a photo, or tap and hold to record a video.
    • Tap to rotate your camera or to turn the flash on or off.
    • Tap LIVE to start a live video.
    • Tap BOOMERANG to take a burst of photos that loops forwards and backwards.
    • Tap to add a photo or video from your camera roll.
  5. After you take your photo or video, you can tap Aa to add text, to add a sticker or to draw on it. Tap Effects to add other creative effects or filters..
  6. Tap Save to save your photo or video to your camera roll.
  7. Tap Next in the bottom right. To change your audience, you can tap the audience selector below your name (e.g. Public or Friends).
  8. Tap Post.
To take a photo or video to share to a story:
  1. Open the Facebook app for iOS or Android.
  2. Tap + Create a Story at the top of your News Feed.
  3. Tap Camera. From there, you can:
    • Tap to take a photo, or tap and hold to record a video.
    • Tap to rotate your camera or to turn the flash on or off.
    • Tap BOOMERANG to take a burst of photos that loops forwards and backwards.
    • Tap to add a photo or video from your camera roll.
  4. After you take your photo or video, you can tap Aa to add text, to add a sticker or to draw on it. Tap Effects to add other creative effects or filters.
  5. Tap Privacy in the bottom left to change your story audience (e.g. Public, Friends).
  6. Tap Share to story.
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