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Today, almost all people connect to Facebook on different connection speeds and device types. People can create and share a Facebook slideshow to keep precious moments forever. This post shows how to make a slideshow on Facebook in just a few steps.

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There is no doubt that video is huge. Most of us want to share videos to share our lives on social media. Facebook is a common place for sharing videos and images. More importantly, Facebook allows you to create a slideshow because of its Slideshow feature.

The Facebook Slideshow feature is designed for users to create eye-catching slideshows on mobile applications to share a collection of memories. However, do you know how to make use of Facebook Slideshow? How to make a photo slideshow on Facebook with the Slideshow feature?

How to Create Slideshow on Facebook via Facebook Slideshow

If you are familiar with Facebook, you can easily create a photo slideshow on Facebook because of its Slideshow feature. However, do you know what Facebook Slideshow is? Do you know how to use this feature to make a photo slideshow on Facebook?

Facebook Slideshow: What Is It?

Sharing videos and pictures play an important role in our life. Facebook released a new feature called Slideshow to help you share your life much more fun. With Facebook Slideshow, you can easily and quickly create and share a Facebook slideshow out of your iPhone's or Android's photos.

Now, let’s see how to make a photo slideshow on Facebook.

Steps to Create a Facebook Slideshow

Step 1. Open Facebook application on iOS and Android phones, enter your email address (or phone number) and password when prompted to log in.

Step 2. Click Share a photo or video.

share a photo or video

Step 3. Choose the Slideshow or Create Slideshow button.

Step 4. Select the video elements.

You should make a few simple decisions on a few key video elements before adding photos.

  • Aspect ratio: You can choose the aspect ratio for the Facebook slideshow. If you like square, please choose 1:1. If you prefer rectangle, please choose 16:9. Of course, you can choose 2:3, if you prefer vertical. Alternatively, you can let the first image in the slideshow determine the ratio.
  • Image Duration: Choose how long you'd like to show each image in the slideshow. Choose from 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 seconds for each slide on your Facebook slideshow. Note that slideshows can’t be longer than 15 seconds.
  • Transition: Choose None or Fade to customize how the slideshow switches from one image to the next.
  • Music: You can click Music to upload music for the Facebook slideshow. Note that if you want to upload your own music tracks and then broadcast it publicly, make sure you have the licensed rights to use music.

update settings for the slideshow before adding photos

Step 5. Upload images. You can click the + button or the Upload Photo to upload 3 to 10 images.

import files to Facebook slideshow

Step 6. Click Edit to edit any image or element that you want before publishing. For instance, you can add a caption, choose a font or change the size and positioning of the text in the slideshow and then click Save.You also can edit your images well before publishing through professional photo editor software.

Step 7. Click Create slideshow when you’ve checked everything, and you are sure you are ready to publish. The Facebook page begins processing the slideshow. It may take up to 2 minutes to finish it.

Step 8. Click Boost Post and choose your audience, budget, and duration.

Step 9. Click Set Budget to complete the order.

Step 10. Click Publish when you're ready.

See! It is very easy to make a slideshow on Facebook via Facebook Slideshow.

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However, according to the survey, we find many users have encountered the Facebook Sideshow missing issue. What should you do if there is no Slideshow option in Facebook? What should you do if you want to create a Facebook slideshow with computers instead of phones?

Now, I guess you might be wondering:

“Is it possible to make a Facebook slideshow with other tools?”

Of course. The answer is positive.

If you want to make a cool Facebook slideshow without the Slideshow feature, you can try the best free slideshow maker – MiniTool Movie Maker.

How to Make a Photo Slideshow on Facebook via Facebook Slideshow Maker

Here, if there is no Slideshow option on Facebook, you can try other Facebook slideshow makers. MiniTool Movie Maker, free and simple video editing tool, is recommended here. Here, you might be interested in this post: MiniTool Debuts MiniTool Movie Maker, Easy-to-Use Video Editor.

This free tool can help you easily and quickly create a cool Facebook slideshow to keep the precious memories forever because of its wizard-like interface as well as powerful functions.

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Step 1. Launch MiniTool Movie Maker.

The following window is the main interface of the best free Facebook slideshow maker. Here, you can see this free video editor offers different movie templates. You can watch them one by one.

the main interface of MiniTool Movie Maker

If you don’t like these templates, you can click the Full-Feature Mode to create your own customized photo slideshow.

Step 2. Import files.

MiniTool Movie Maker, the best free Facebook slideshow maker, allows you to import videos and photos in different formats as long as you click the Import button. Of course, you can import music files although this tool offers some music files.

After importing files, you can see all media files in the Media library. Then, drag and drop needed files to the storyboard.

import files to MiniTool Movie Maker

Here, to help common users easily create an outstanding video, MiniTool Movie Maker not only offers movie templates but also provides storyboard. Thus, even if you are a new user, you can easily handle this tool to edit and create an outstanding video.

For instance, with the help the best free Facebook slideshow maker, I created a Thanksgiving video to express my thanks.

Of course, some other tools also offer storyboard to help new users easily create movie. For instance, Don't Miss Windows Movie Maker (Best Free Video Editing Software). However, this tool has been laid to rest, and you will encounter some different problems if you use this tool. Right now, you might be interested in this post: Top 7 Common Movie Maker Problems & Errors (How to Fix Them).

In a word, if you want to easily and quickly create outstanding Facebook slideshow without any difficulty, MiniTool Movie Maker is a good tool for you.

Step 3. Edit Facebook slideshow.

Compared with the Facebook Slideshow feature, you will find MiniTool Movie Maker offers more functions for you to enhance and complete your slideshow.


Although you can find video transition options on the Facebook Slideshow, you had better turn to MiniTool Movie Maker if you want to use more cool video transitions. The best free slideshow maker offers over 100+ video transitions including wipes, dissolves, etc. You only need to select the desired transition effect, and then drag it to the storyboard.

add video transitions to Facebook slideshow


Compared with Facebook Slideshow, the best free slideshow maker can enhance your slideshow and make it truly impressive because of its filter function. MiniTool Movie Maker has a great collection of video editing filters which can help you easily change the look and the mood to match your creative slideshow.

How to add filters to your Facebook slideshow?

Step 1. Click the Effect button on the toolbar of MiniTool Movie Maker.

Step 2. Preview and select the desired effect you like such as cold, warm, vivid, and more.

Step 3. Drag and drop the selected effect to the photo or video on storyboard. (Or, you can select the video clip you want to apply a filter and then click the + button on the filter option.)

apply effects to Facebook slideshow


What should you do if you want to add titles or captions on your slideshow? Here, MiniTool Movie Maker, a free and simple photo slideshow maker can help you. This easy-to-use Facebook slideshow maker allows you to easily add titles, captions, and end credits to your slideshow.

You only need to select suitable text style and then drag it to storyboard, and finally change words to something meaning for you.

add text to Facebook slideshow

Some other slideshow makers also can help you add text to your slideshow, but most of them more or less have some defects. For instance, if you turn to Windows Movie Maker, you will find its text effect is so simple. More details can be found in How to Add Text to Video in Windows Movie Maker (Step-by-Step Guide).


Last but not least, the free Facebook slideshow maker has another great feature – animation effect. Applying animation effect can make your slideshow cooler.

Of course, this free and no watermark software has many other excellent features, such as change the contrast of video or picture, spit video, convert video to MP3, etc. 

Related article: Convert YouTube video to MP3 Free.

Step 4. Save and upload slideshow to Facebook.

After creating and editing a Facebook slideshow, you can click the Export – Web - Facebook and then share it on Facebook.

MiniTool Movie Maker helps share slideshow on Facebook

Alternatively, you can share it on Facebook via the following steps.

Step 1. Save your Facebook slideshow on PC.

Step 2. Open Facebook, and then register it.

Step 3. Click Photo/Video, and then select the slideshow you have made.

Step 4. Press Share.

upload slideshow to Facebook slideshow

Thus, you have successfully created and shared a cool Facebook slideshow without using the Slideshow feature!

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SEE! There are two ways to help you create a slideshow for Facebook. If you encounter the Facebook Slideshow missing issue or if you want to make a Facebook slideshow without using iOS and Android phones, you can try using MiniTool Movie Maker to create an outstanding photo slideshow on Facebook.

3 Tips for Optimizing the Facebook Slideshow

No doubt, everyone can make a Facebook slideshow. However, if you want to create outstanding Facebook slideshow, you had better follow the bellowing steps. 

Tips 1: Please make a short Facebook slideshow. According to a survey, we find almost all Facebook users fell annoyed with long posts. Please keep your slideshow shorter to make it attractive.

Tips 2: Pay attention to the first photo. The first two-three seconds of a Facebook slideshow make a real difference for its popularity. Please choose the photo which must capture the attention of viewers. Thus, users like to watch it till the end as the first photo of your slideshow.

Tips 3: Type attractive captions and titles for your slideshow to add an engaging impact.

Bottom Line

Now, it’s your time to create a slideshow on Facebook. Here, if there is no Slideshow option on Facebook, you also can make a photo slideshow on Facebook as long as you use the best free Facebook slideshow maker – MiniTool Movie Maker.

Should you have any suggestion on how to make a photo slideshow on Facebook, please leave it in the following comments area. If you have any question about MiniTool Movie Maker, please contact us via [email protected]. We’re really looking forward to hearing what you think.

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