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How to Post a Live Photo on Instagram and Facebook From Your iPhone/iPad? 2021

Learn How to Post Live Photos to Instagram and Facebook From Your iPhone and iPad

Apple was the first to introduce live photos to the public. The photos taken with the Live Photo feature make them more fun and interesting. Every time you scroll through your gallery, your photos move, which can make you feel like you're in a Harry Potter movie.

How to Post a Live Photo on Instagram and Facebook From Your iPhone/iPad? 2021

Wouldn't it be great if you could post your live photos to social media like Instagram and Facebook? Unfortunately, Instagram and Facebook don't support live pictures, but you can post them with one simple trick.

In this guide, you'll find out how to post live photos on Instagram and Facebook using your iPhone and iPad.

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Can I Post a Live Photo On Instagram and Facebook From My iPhone?

To post a live photo on Instagram or Facebook, you need to convert the picture to a video, whether it be on your feed or a story. You can easily do that in the Camera or Photos app.

To convert a live photo to a video on iPhone/iPad using the Camera app, follow the steps below:

1. Open the Camera app.
2. Make sure the Live Photo feature is enabled.
3. Now, take your photo and then tap on the photo preview.

Take a Photo and go to preview

4. Locate and tap on the "Share" button.
5. Scroll down and tap on "Save as Video".

Save as video

6. The live photo will now be saved as a video.

To convert a live photo to a video on iPhone/iPad using the Photos app, follow the steps below:

1. Open the Photos app.
2. Tap on the live photo you want to post to Instagram.
3. Tap on the share button, scroll down and select "Save as Video".
4. The photo will now be saved as a video.

The Photos app also gives you the option to convert the live photo to Loop, Bounce, and Long Exposure. You can choose any of these effects and then convert the picture to a video.

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How to Post a Live Photo to Instagram?

Now that you converted your live photo to a video, you can upload it to your feed or Story and feed.

To post your live photo to Instagram feed, follow the steps below:

1. Open the Instagram app.
2. At the top right corner, tap on the "+" button.

Tap on the plus icon

3. From the quick menu, tap on "Post".

Select Post

4. Now, select the live photo video and tap on the arrow at the top right corner.
5. Then, choose to post it as a simple post or as a Reel.
6. If you want, add an effect and then tap on "Next".
7. If you want to write a caption, tag people or add a location.
8. When done, tap on "Share".

Share post to Instagram

9. The live photo will be posted to your Instagram.

Note: You can also post the live photo video to Facebook at the same time. To do that, next to "Facebook", toggle the switch to turn on share.

To post your live photo to the Instagram story, follow the steps below:

1. Open the Instagram app.
2. Go to your profile and at the top right corner, tap on the "+" button.

Tap on the plus icon

3. From the quick menu, tap on "Story".

Select Story

4. At the bottom left corner, tap on the image preview and select the live photo video.
5. If you want to can add text, stickers, etc.
6. When done, tap on "Send to".

Post story to Instagram

7. Then, under "Stories", choose if you want to share it on your Story for everyone or only for close friends and tap on "Share".

Now, your live photo will be shared on your Instagram Story.

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Can I Post a Live Photo On Facebook From My iPhone?

There are four ways you can post a live photo to Facebook. The first way is the same as with Instagram. You can post a live photo video to your feed. Another way is you can post a live photo to your feed by giving it a 3D effect. You won't need to convert the picture to a video.

Like Instagram, Facebook also has a Story feature. You can post an update that'll last only for 24 hours and will later disappear. To post your live photo as a story, you will need to convert the live photo as a video and either post it directly from Facebook or share it to Facebook when posting to Instagram.

You will find the instruction on how to convert a live photo to a video in the "Can I Post a Live Photo On Instagram and Facebook From My iPhone?" section.

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How to Post a Live Photo to Facebook?

Now that you converted your live photo to a video, you can upload it to your Facebook feed or Story.

To post your live photo to your Facebook feed as a video, follow the steps below:

1. Open the Facebook app.
2. Now, tap on "Photo".

Tap on Photo

3. Locate the live photo video and select it.
4. Then, tap on "Done".
5. Write a description and add other options.
6. When done, tap on "Post". The video will be posted on your feed.

Post video to facebook

To post your live photo to Facebook feed with a 3D effect, follow the steps below:

1. Open the Facebook app.
2. Now, tap on "Photo".

Tap on Photo

3. Locate the live photo and select it.
4. Then, tap on "Done".
5. Tap on the "make 3D" option located on the photo.
6. Write a description and add other options.
7. When done, tap on "Post". Now, the image will have a 3D effect.

Post live photo with 3d effect

To post your live photo to the Facebook story, follow the steps below:

1. Open the Facebook app.
2. Then, tap on "Create story".

Tap on Create Story

3. Select the live photo video.
4. Add text, stickers, etc
5. When done, tap on "Share to Story".

Share to Story facebook

The live photo will be shared to your Facebook story.

We hope this guide provided you with the information you were looking for, and you learned something new.

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