How to Facebook Premiere Video

Facebook premiere is a prerecorded video that you upload to Facebook and then schedule it to play in the future whereby giving you the chance to watch the video for the first time with your audience.

I’ve come up with some pros and cons of doing a FB premiere and then further down this post, I’ll show you how to upload and schedule a Facebook premiere.


  • Record the video when you have more energy (for me it’s in the morning) and premiere it on your Facebook page when you have more audience watching (for me that’s the evening).
  • The video can be edited making it much easier for uploading and repurposing to YouTube or a blog post. So a project that might take 1.5 hours on a Live broadcast can be accomplished in 30 minuted.
  • You’ll have a better chance of having a video watch from beginning to end when you’re quick and to the point (depends on your topic and audience). This is favored by Facebook, when people watch a video longer
  • You can converse with people in real time and drop product links or affiliate links as soon as the comment is made. Which is hard to do if you’re trying to finish a project or get a point across during a live broadcast.
  • You know that you will have no technical issues with the video because it’s pre-recorded and uploaded well in advance of the premiere scheduled time.
  • When you schedule a premiere, Facebook shows a notification before the video is to be premiered giving your followers a chance to comment, like and share beforehand as well as subscribe to be notified when it is playing.
  • I was able to grow my Mancychat by 400 subscribers on one premiere video where I promised to supply a list of materials used in the project I was making in the video. This list was also housed on my website and contained affiliate links.
  • If you’re worried about going live or if you have a disability and need more time, a recorded video that you use publish as a premiere video might be a good option for you.


  • The video is prerecorded so it does not pause when there is a question during a technique you’re trying to convey.
  • Questions went fast and it was hard to keep up with all of them but no more so than when I have a live video.
  • I found I needed to prompt the audience frequently questions for them to engage with me in the comments and asking them to heart, like and share the video.
  • The audience was confused because they thought I was live even though the box clearly read premiere and not live.


Video on How to Upload a Facebook Premiere Video

1 Comment

  1. Bevetly ZFiler on February 14, 2019 at 3:00 am

    Thanks Julie..I love doing Facebook Lives but will try this over the weekend and let you know how I liked it.

    I think this will be a great way for to add extra lives now since I am helping out my daughter.
    Thanks again! Bev

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