Facebook’s Create a Slideshow photo upload option has recently received an upgrade! Since its debut, you have been able to present 3 to 10 photos as a slideshow that autoplays more like a movie as opposed to a regular mass photo upload or photo album upload that users would have to actively click through themselves. Now this functionality has become even more awesome because you have some additional control over your slideshow’s presentation.
How to Create a Facebook Slideshow Video with Photos
You’ll see a choice of 5 photo upload options. Choose Create a Slideshow.
Access Slideshow using Creator Studio
The Slideshow feature still exists in Facebook’s Creator Studio, but is located within the Multimedia tab of a new post.
Adding Photos to your Slideshow
You’ll then be presented with a pop-up screen where you do most of your work. At the top, you can select what image shape you want to use for your slideshow, called Aspect Ratio. Original is the default setting but you can change it based on the majority of your image shapes.
Image Duration means how long you want each photo to show before changing to the next. You can choose from 1-5 seconds.
You can opt to have no transition between images or soften up the transition by choosing Fade.
Facebook even provides several music choices should you want music added to your slideshow (which you can now access from the Settings dropdown located above your Aspect Ratio area instead of below the Transition buttons).
On the right side, you’ll see a preview of your Facebook slideshow as you are building it. The large grey bar at the bottom is where you see the photos you’ve added to your slideshow and can rearrange their order.
Here’s a list of the music you can add to your slideshow.
You can upload new photos to use, take a photo, or choose from photos you’ve previously uploaded to your Facebook Page. You’ll see they are grouped into different categories.
Select the 3 to 10 photos you want for your slideshow and then click the “Add X Photos” button on the bottom right corner.
After you’ve chosen the photos you’d like to use, you can preview your slideshow on the right. Don’t like the order of the images? You can drag and drop them (in the grey box at the bottom) to rearrange.
After you click on the Create Slideshow button, it adds it to a new status update. At this time, you can choose to publish it, save a draft, or schedule for future publishing.
If you want to make a change to it, you’ll be given the edit paintbrush icon when hovering.
You can then boost this slideshow post like you would anything else if you want to make an ad out of it.
Because Facebook photo slideshows act a lot like videos, they tend to do better than average with the Facebook newsfeed algorithm.