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How to Turn a Facebook Album into a Video Slideshow

Megan O'Neill

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If you’re like me, a lot of your best photos are sitting there on Facebook. Why not put them to good use? It doesn’t take long to grab a few photos or video clips from your Facebook account and turn them into a slideshow for birthdays, engagements, or any other occasion.

Get photos from your Facebook account

First things first: you’ll need to go get your Facebook photos. So log into Facebook and get started!

How to download an individual photo from Facebook

Before you start to save your Facebook photos, you might want to make a folder on your computer to save them in. This will make sure all your images are easy to find when you start your slideshow video.

Once you’re ready, head to Facebook. Click on your profile, then click on the Photos link under your cover image. When you find an image you want to save, click on the photo, click Options at bottom of the photo, and select Download. Save the image to the computer folder you created and you’re all set.

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How to download a Facebook album

Facebook also lets you download an entire album at once. Head to your profile and click on the Photos link just below your cover image. Click on Albums and choose the album you want to download. Click on the cog icon in the upper-right-hand side of your screen. Then select Download Album.

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You’ll get a zipped version of your file, which you can unzip with a program like Winzip or 7-Zip on a PC, or you can use the Archive Utility on your Mac.

Turn Facebook photos into a video

Once you have all your photos and video clips ready, turning those photos into a slideshow video is quick and easy.

First, log onto Animoto—if you don’t have an account, you can sign up for one for free here. Start a video using one of our dozens of video templates or click START FROM SCRATCH to design your own video slideshow from the ground up.

Once you’ve started your video, you can upload all the images and video clips you saved from Facebook into Animoto. Then drag and drop them right into your video.

When you’re done, click PREVIEW to see what your video looks like and, once you’re happy with it, click PRODUCE to complete the process. Here’s how my video turned out—it literally took 2 minutes to make:

Sharing your video

If you’re creating a video from photos in a Facebook album, odds are you’re going to want to share it back to Facebook. From Animoto, you can share a video directly to your Facebook timeline or to a page you manage and it will upload to play natively.

Ready to share? Just click the FACEBOOK PROFILE button on the Play page. You also have the option to share to Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo, through email, and more.

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If you’re coming back to your video later, you can share right from the My Videos page. Just hover over the video you want to share, click on the Share icon, and select the Facebook Profile button.

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After you click on the FACEBOOK PROFILE button, a popup window will open that lets you add a description and post your video. If you want to post to a page you manage, rather than your personal timeline, just click on the FACEBOOK PAGE button instead.

And that's all there is to it! In just a few minutes you can have your own video slideshow created from your Facebook photos. Ready to get started?