Answered By: Elyse Wolf
Last Updated: Jan 24, 2019     Views: 299

According to the APA Style Blog post "How to Cite Social Media in APA Style", you should use the following format when citing a Facebook video in APA Style.

General Format:

Author Information. (Year, Month Day). Title of video [Video file]. Retrieved from URL

For Example:

National Geographic. (2019, January 6). Mesmerizing Feather Stars [Video file]. Retrieved from

Corresponding In-Text Citation:

(National Geographic, 2019)

More information:

For further help please contact the Wolak Learning Center at 603.645.9606 (Campus Students) and Online Writing Center at 866.721.1662 (Online Students) for assistance with citing a social media video.

This information is intended to be a guideline, not expert advice. Please be sure to speak to your professor about the appropriate way to cite a Facebook video in your class assignments and projects.


Lee, C. (2013, October 8). How to Cite Social Media in APA Style (Twitter, Facebook, and Google+) [Blog post]. Retrieved from

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