Posting text and video bilingually to Facebook and YouTube

Jul 10, 2017

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  1. carl

    Facebook video posting with multilingual option is not possible. When adding a video, it opens the Video Post option window, which doesn’t provide the language option. I found a workaround but forgot it the next day…

  2. carl

    I remember the workaround – go to Business Manager Page Posts section ( and click create post. After entering the multilingual text, add a picture first. Then drag and drop or upload a video. Then delete the picture and you should be able to publish the video with the multi languages.

    • Hel Reynolds

      Hey Carl, thanks so much for this tip! I had a go, but there seems to be only an option for targeting the post at two languages, but not actually posting bilingually. Am I missing something?

      • Johnny Puledro

        Hi, that’s a great workaround, but there’s no need to do it from Business Manager. From the Publishing Tools section of your page, you first write in all the languages you need, then upload the picture, then the video, remove the picture, done.

  3. isabelbrinck

    I was so hopeful but Facebook seems to have closed this workaround for reasons only Mark Zuckerberg may understand. 1) You can only post in multiple languages from Creator Studio now. 2) You can no longer add a video after you’ve uploaded a photo.


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Hel Reynolds

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Hel is social media trainer and boss of Comms Creatives. She has been working in comms since 2005, and has been brushing up her expertise in social media for brands since the good old days of MySpace. She also draws the Comms Cartoons, and is usually attached to a mug of coffee.

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