If you have a Facebook business page, you may have noticed the Video section to the right of the like count. As a business owner, this seems the local place to upload your promotional business videos.
Before you get too excited and start uploading, make sure you’re aware of Facebook’s Terms and Conditions.
When you upload a video to a page, the message below appears.
Please upload a file only if:
- The video is less than 1,024 MB and no longer than 20 minutes.
- The video was made by you or your friends.
- You or one of your friends appears in the video.
The extract below from the Facebook Help Centre emphasises the key point that your videos will not be approved unless they feature you or your friends.
What types of videos does Facebook not allow?
One of my clients contacted me to say their video had been removed by Facebook. This marketing agency were confused by the message, because Facebook said the uploaded video ‘may’ have been a copyright infringement. They felt this was unfair, because they had produced the video themselves and knew that they had full copyright over the content. They wanted to appeal the decision, but the appeal link in the email sent by Facebook was the incorrect link.
Gold Dust Facebook Contact Details
After much searching, I did manage to find the direct contact details. If you are based in the UK and need to email Facebook, use the email address below to get assistance or write to them by post.
Facebook Ireland Limited
Hanover Reach, 5-7 Hanover Quay, Dublin 2 Ireland
With regret, the marketing agency accepted that their video would not be allowed since it did not contain any ‘friends’. They were disappointed to not have their videos displayed in a prominent position on their Facebook page.
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