How do I upload a 360 video on Facebook?

A 360 video is created with a camera system that simultaneously records all 360 degrees of a scene. Viewers can pan and rotate a 360 video's perspective to watch it from different angles.

Uploading to your timeline
If the video was recorded with a 360 or spherical camera system that adds 360 metadata to the video file, then you can upload a 360 video to your timeline the same way you'd upload any other video:
  1. Open Facebook on a computer.
  2. Click Photo/Video at the top of your News Feed or timeline.
  3. Choose your 360 Video.
  4. Click Post.
If your video doesn't contain 360 metadata, you can add it to your video file and then follow the steps above.

Uploading to a Page
If the video was recorded with a 360 or spherical camera system that adds 360 metadata to the video file, then you can upload a 360 video the same way you'd upload any other video to a Page.
If your video doesn't contain 360 metadata, or if you want to set your video's initial orientation and field of view:
  1. Open Facebook on a computer.
  2. Follow the same steps as you would to add any other video to a Page.
  3. Before publishing your video, click the 360 Director Tools tab.
  4. Click 360 Mode to open the 360 Director tools options.
  5. Hover over to select the correct projection (Equirectangular, Cubemap or Half Equirectangular) and layout (Mono, Side-by-Side or Top-Bottom).
  6. Hover over to see if spatial audio is detected for your video.
  7. Add or replace guide points if necessary.
  8. Click Next and select your Publishing Options, then click Publish.

Adding metadata
If your video doesn't contain existing spherical metadata, you can use any of the tools mentioned below:

Recommended 360 video specs
The table below outlines recommendations for both 360 and 180 videos:
360 Videos180 Videos
File Type / Container.mp4 or .mov.mp4 or .mov
Video: CodecH.264 (MPEG-4 AVC)H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC)
Resolution
Monoscopic: Up to 5120 x 2560
Stereoscopic: Up to 5120 x 5120
Monoscopic: Up to 2048 x 2048
Stereoscopic (Left-Right): Up to 4096 x 2048
Stereoscopic (Top-Bottom): Up to 2048 x 4096
Aspect Ratio
Monoscopic: 2:1
Stereoscopic (Top-Bottom): 1:1 Total
Monoscopic: 1:1
Stereoscopic (Left-Right): 1:2 Total
Frame Rate30 fps recommended30 fps recommended
Pixel FormatYuv 420pYuv 420p
Projection FormatEquirectangular or CubemapHalf equirectangular
Recommended DurationUp to 30 minutes. Longer videos may experience longer processing times.Up to 30 minutes. Longer videos may experience longer processing times.
BitrateUp to 45Mbps for 4K videos. Recommended 25-60 Mbps overall.Up to 45Mbps for 4K videos. Recommended 25-60 Mbps overall.
File SizeUp to 10GB recommended. Larger file sizes may experience longer upload and processing times.Up to 10GB recommended. Larger file sizes may experience longer upload and processing times.
Audio: CodecAAC at 128 kbpsAAC at 128 kbps
Spatial Audio
Option 1: 8 channel / 10 channel ambisonic audio - Hybrid Higher Order Ambisonics. Learn more about spatial audio creation using the Facebook 360 Spatial Workstation Tools.
Option 2: First order ambisonics in ambiX format (ACN/SN3D) in .mp4 (.h264/aac) or .mov (.h264/wav) container
Option 1: 8 channel / 10 channel ambisonic audio - Hybrid Higher Order Ambisonics. Learn more about spatial audio creation using the Facebook 360 Spatial Workstation Tools.
Option 2: First order ambisonics in ambiX format (ACN/SN3D) in .mp4 (.h264/aac) or .mov (.h264/wav) container

Recommended live 360 video specs
The table below outlines recommendations for both 360 and 180 videos:
Live 360 VideosLive 180 Videos
Maximum Stream Duration4 hours4 hours
Streaming ProtocolRTMP or RTMPSRTMP or RTMPS
Container.mp4.mp4
Video: CodecH.264H.264
Resolution
Up to 4k
Monoscopic: 4096 x 2048
3D / Stereoscopic: 2160 x 2160
Up to 4k
Monoscopic: 4096 x 2048
3D / Stereoscopic: 2160 x 2160
Bitrate
2160x1080: 4Mbps
2560x1280: 5-6Mbps
2880x1440: 7-8Mbps
UHD (3840x1920)/4k (4096x2048): recommended 12-15Mbps, up to 20Mbps (megabits per second)
Note: Streams consistently going over 20Mbps may be refused or automatically closed by the Facebook Live server.
2160x1080: 4Mbps
2560x1280: 5-6Mbps
2880x1440: 7-8Mbps
UHD (3840x1920)/4k (4096x2048): recommended 12-15Mbps, up to 20Mbps (megabits per second)
Note: Streams consistently going over 20Mbps may be refused or automatically closed by the Facebook Live server.
Stereoscopic FormatTop-BottomLeft-Right
Frame Rate30 fps. Constant framerate (CFR) recommended.30 fps. Constant framerate (CFR) recommended.
Pixel FormatYuv 420pYuv 420p
Projection FormatEquirectangular or CubemapHalf equirectangular
Audio: Codec
Stereo Audio: AAC 2-channels at 128kbps
Spatial Audio: Channel layout: first order ambisonics in ambiX format (ACN/SN3D); Codec: AAC 4-channels at 256kbps
Stereo Audio: AAC 2-channels at 128kbps
Spatial Audio: Channel layout: first order ambisonics in ambiX format (ACN/SN3D); Codec: AAC 4-channels at 256kbps
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