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How Long Can Facebook Stories Be? + How To Post Longer Videos
May 6th, 2024 by Terri Pinyerd

Currently, Facebook Stories have a maximum length of 120 seconds, though Stories uploaded to Messenger have a shorter limit of 20 seconds, after which they will be saved in your Story Archive.


How Long Do Facebook Stories Last?


Both regular Facebook Stories and Facebook Messenger Stories last 24 hours before disappearing.

After the Story has expired, it will be saved in your Story Archive where you can access it later. You can share Stories again after they've been archived.


How To Post Long Video Stories




If you want to post long videos past the official video length on Facebook Stories, there are a few workarounds. Keep in mind that these methods apply to the Facebook app, not the desktop site.


Use Facebook Messenger


You can upload full length video longer than 120 seconds by using Messenger. To do this, follow the steps below:


  • Open Messenger and open a chat page with a friend.
  • Tap on the photo gallery icon.
  • Tap the video you wish to upload then select Edit to open the video editor.
  • Use any editing tools you choose, then tap Post To Stories.
  • This should allow you to upload videos longer than 120 seconds without them being automatically trimmed.


Link To Video Content


A simple way to share a long video on Facebook Stories is to just link the longer video within your Facebook Story using the link sticker feature.


Split Full Length Videos Into Video Clips


You can also split long videos into several clips, sharing each clip in order on your Facebook Story.


Frequently Asked Questions


How can I choose my audience for my Facebook Story?

You can choose between sharing with everyone (for Public accounts), friends (for Private accounts), or Close Friends, as well as with specific individuals.

How long are Facebook Story insights available for?

You can view Facebook Story insights for 28 days after the Story was created.

Can you share Instagram Stories to Facebook?

Yes. To do this, open and create a Story on Instagram as usual. Then under Sharing options tap Share To Facebook. You can choose to do this once, or have it automated each time.


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