Report: Facebook to Get iPhone Video Exporting

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It looks like Facebook might get even more mobile videos uploaded to it, thanks to an upcoming tweak to Apple’s new mobile operating system. According to a report in 9 to 5 Mac, a new piece of code in iOS 4 will add direct uploading to Facebook as one option when exporting a video from the iPhone.

Currently, users can send video by email or MMS, or export to YouTube or Apple’s MobileMe. But the new operating system will let users pass those videos to their Facebook account as well. According to the report, the maximum video size looks to be 480 pixels, with a maximum 30 frame per second frame rate.

The ability to export videos to Facebook directly from the iPhone comes as the social network has already seen a huge increase in the number of user-submitted videos uploaded to the site. Facebook told NewTeeVee earlier this month that users already upload more than 20 million videos to the social network each month, a number that had increased from about 12 million a year prior.

For an example of what kind of increase Facebook might be able to expect from mobile video uploads, it need only look at YouTube, which in the days following the iPhone 3GS launch, saw mobile video uploads increase by 400 percent. That iPhone, which added video capture and direct uploading to YouTube as one of its export options, accounted for more than half of all mobile video uploads shortly after launch.

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