Learn what happens when you delete a Facebook video that others have shared on their timelines or pages. Find out how to remove the shared copies as well.
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Sometimes you may want to delete a video that you have posted on Facebook for various reasons, such as privacy, copyright, or quality. But what happens when you delete a Facebook video that others have shared on their timelines or pages? Does it go away from their profiles as well? Or does it remain visible to their audiences?
In this article, we will answer these questions and explain how to remove the shared copies of your deleted video as well.
1. Your original video is removed from your timeline or page, and from any other places where you have posted it, such as groups or events.
2. The shared posts that link to your original video are not deleted, but they become broken. This means that the video thumbnail and the play button are still visible, but the video cannot be played. Instead, a message appears saying “This video has been removed”.
3. The comments, reactions, and views on your original video are also deleted, but the comments, reactions, and views on the shared posts are not affected.
4. The people who have shared your video are not notified that you have deleted it, unless they try to play it and see the error message.
1. You can contact the people who have shared your video and ask them to delete their posts.
This may not be feasible if you do not know them personally or if they have shared your video with a large audience.
2. You can report the shared posts as inappropriate or abusive, and request Facebook to remove them.
This may take some time and may not be successful if the shared posts do not violate Facebook’s community standards.
To report a shared post, follow these steps:
1. Go to the shared post that you want to report.
2. Click on the three-dot icon at the top right corner of the post.
3. Select “Find support or report post”.
4. Choose a reason for reporting the post, such as “Spam”, “Nudity”, “Violence”, or “Harassment”.
5. Follow the instructions to submit your report.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question: How Facebook Video Sharing Works?
Answer: When you upload a video on Facebook, you can choose who can see it by selecting an audience option, such as public, friends, friends except, specific friends, or only me. You can also change the audience of your video later by editing the post settings.
When someone shares your video on their timeline or page, they can also choose who can see it by selecting an audience option. However, they cannot change the original audience of your video. For example, if you have set your video to public, anyone can see it, even if someone shares it with a more restricted audience.
When someone shares your video, they create a new post that links to your original video. This means that the shared post does not contain a copy of your video, but rather a reference to it. Therefore, the shared post depends on the availability of your original video.
Question: Can I restore a deleted Facebook video that others have shared?
Answer: No, you cannot restore a deleted Facebook video that others have shared. Once you delete a video from Facebook, it is permanently removed from the platform and cannot be recovered.
Question: Can I prevent others from sharing my Facebook videos?
Answer: No, you cannot prevent others from sharing your Facebook videos, unless you set your audience to “Only me”. However, you can limit who can see your videos by choosing a more restricted audience option, such as “Friends” or “Specific friends”.
Question: Can I edit a Facebook video that others have shared?
Answer: Yes, you can edit a Facebook video that others have shared, as long as you are the owner of the original video. You can change the title, description, thumbnail, tags, and audience of your video by editing the post settings. However, the changes will not affect the shared posts, only the original video.
In summary, when you delete a Facebook video that others have shared, your original video is removed from the platform, but the shared posts are not deleted. However, the shared posts become broken and cannot play the video. To remove the shared posts, you can either contact the people who have shared your video and ask them to delete their posts, or report the shared posts as inappropriate or abusive and request Facebook to remove them.
Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal or professional advice. We are not affiliated with Facebook or any of its products or services. We do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or validity of the information provided in this article. You should always consult with a qualified expert before taking any action based on the information in this article.