How do I take and share photos and videos using the camera on Facebook?
To use the camera, log into the Facebook app for iOS or Android.
How do I use the camera on Facebook?
You can use the Facebook camera (example: ) to take and edit new photos and videos. You can try different camera modes (example: 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 forward and backward.
    • Tap MUSIC to add a song.
    • Tap to take a photo or video with face filters or other camera effects.
    • 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 (example: Public, 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 + Add to 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 LIVE to start a live video.
    • Tap BOOMERANG to take a burst of photos that loops forward and backward.
    • Tap MUSIC to add music to your story.
    • Tap to take a photo or video with masks or other camera effects.
    • 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 (example: Public, Friends).
  6. Tap Share to Story.
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