How to Add Longer Videos to Facebook Messenger Story?

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How to Add Longer Videos to Facebook Messenger Story?

Did you know that Facebook Messenger doesn’t let you upload videos longer than 20 seconds?

Of course not! The “Video is too long” error will ruin all your hopes once you try that.

The only option you seem to have is to trim the video and post it like that.

But that’s not nice.

Fortunately, there’s a way to fix this. This guide will teach you how to add longer videos to Facebook Messenger Story.

How to add longer videos to a Facebook Messenger story?

To add longer videos to a Facebook Messenger story, you will need to use the “Camera” option instead of adding a video from the recommendations list in the “Story” section.

Do these to add longer videos to a Facebook Messenger story:

  • Tap on “Stories”
  • Tap on “Camera”
  • Tap on the “Gallery” icon
  • Select the video you want to post

Read below to find out how!

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How to Add Longer Videos to Facebook Messenger Story?

How Can You Add Longer Videos to Facebook Messenger Story?

This error ruins your enthusiasm and doesn’t let you post the video.

To add a story, you’ll add it from the “Add to story” option. That’s how most people do it.

Add Longer Videos to Facebook
Add Longer Videos to Facebook

But this method doesn’t let you add videos longer than 20 seconds.

Instead, there’s another way to do it – tap on the Camera icon and select the video you want to post.

Then, post this video as your story. Messenger won’t stop you from doing it.

Follow the steps below to do it:

  • Tap on “Stories”
Tap on “Stories”
Tap on “Stories”

You’ll land in the “Chats” menu when you open Messenger. It shows all your active conversations with your friends.

To add a story, look on the bottom bar and tap on “Stories.”

It’s the menu to the right of “People.”

  • Tap on “Camera”
Tap on “Camera”
Tap on “Camera”

At this step, most people would choose the video from the recommendations below.

Instead, you should choose the “Camera” option.

That’s where all your saved photos and videos are.

  • Tap on the “Gallery” icon
Tap on the “Gallery” icon
Tap on the “Gallery” icon

After you tap on “Camera,” Messenger will let you take a photo or shoot a video for your story.

But you need to upload a video from the Gallery.

In this case, tap on the “Gallery” icon in the bottom-left corner.

  • Select the video you want to post
Select the video you want to post
Select the video you want to post

Now select the video you want to post to your story and follow the steps to do it.

The “video is too long” error should not show up now.

If this method doesn’t work, then you can try another solution.

Go to a chat with one of your friends, then go to your gallery.

Go to a chat with one of your friends, then go to your gallery.
Go to a chat with one of your friends, then go to your gallery.

Once in your chat, act like you’re sending them a photo or video.

Tap on the Gallery picture.

Then, select the video you want to add to your story and tap on “Edit” instead.

Select the video you want to add to your story and tap on “Edit” instead.
Select the video you want to add to your story and tap on “Edit” instead.

Don’t tap on “Send” but rather tap on “Edit.” This will allow you to add the video to your story.

Then, tap on “Your Story” in the next window.

Tap on “Your Story” in the next window.
Tap on “Your Story” in the next window.

This window will let you edit the video before sending it, but that doesn’t matter to you.

To add the video to your story, tap “Your Story” at the bottom of the screen. You can also mute the sound if you want to.

Finally, tap “Add” when you’re asked to confirm the action.

Tap on “Add” when you’re asked to confirm the action
Tap on “Add” when you’re asked to confirm the action

The story will be visible to all your friends and acquaintances on Facebook and Messenger.

It’ll disappear after 24 hours, though.

Conclusion

Facebook Messenger doesn’t normally let you add a video longer than 20 seconds to your story.

However, the two methods outlined in this guide should help you bypass that.

If the first method doesn’t work for some reason, then the second one should help you!

It’s great that there’s a shortcut to bypass Messenger’s limitations, but they may fix it.

Until then, you can use it to add longer videos to your story with no one to stop you.

Solution one is to use the “Camera” option instead of adding a video from the recommendations list in the “Story” section.

Solution two is to go to a chat with a friend, tap on “Gallery,” and select the video – Edit – Your Story – Add.

This will add the video to your story!

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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