How To Edit Your Facebook Friends Day Video, Because It Should Be As Perfect As You Are
In celebration of its 13th birthday on Thursday, Facebook released personalized videos celebrating each user's friendships. Within hours, Type A users across the world were scrambling to figure out how to edit Facebook Friends Day videos — or at least I was, and I'm sure most of my fellow perfectionists were as well.
Like last year's animation, the video stitches together a bunch of your friends' profile pictures and photos from your time on Facebook. This year, they all come together to form a dancing silhouette with some slick moves. The company also says Messenger will highlight friendship-themed GIFs for a "fun and easy way to start conversations with friends."
You'd think it would be a harmless, if cheesy, idea, but every year, Facebook's algorithm manages to unearth some memories you'd rather forget (read: photos of your ex). Or maybe there's a prominently displayed photo of you chugging a jug of wine in Buenos Aires that you'd forgotten about. I don't know your life, but you do you.
But whatever your reason for wanting to edit the video before you share, I have good news: Facebook has made editing the content ridiculously easy, probably because everyone makes fun of the algorithms all the time. Here's your step-by-step guide to editing your Friends Day video so it's every bit as fabulous as you are.
1. Head To The Friends Day Page
Once you're logged in to Facebook, the video should be at the top of your news feed. If not, head over to the Friends Day page.
2. Click "Edit Video"
You know what you're here for: editing the embarrassing bits out of your video. You can find the "edit video" link to the left of the "share" button. On mobile, both of these buttons can be found below the video; on desktop, they're to the left.
3. Edit Away
Once you've hit the edit button, you can choose friends and photos to be featured. More importantly, you can remove content from the original video, too.
4. Share Away
Once you've edited the video to your specifications, hit "next," and you can add a caption. Click "post," and you're done!
See? Told you it was easy.