Facebook Post UI Guide

Learn how to use the Facebook Post UI template to recreate any Facebook Post in After Effects.

Edit Profile Picture

Open the PROFILE PIC comp. Import your image and drag it to the composition. Scale the image up to fit the comp. Back in the main FACEBOOK POST comp, the image will automatically include a circular mask.

You can toggle on/off the green online indicator next to the profile picture (CONTROL > Controls > Online).

Edit text layers

In the main FACEBOOK POST comp you can edit the following text layers:

  • NAME
  • DATE
  • POST*

*If the post text takes up multiple rows of text, set the Text Rows to the number of rows
(CONTROL > Controls > Text Rows). If you want to exclude the post text all together, you can set Text Rows to 0.

Add Media (optional)

Open the MEDIA comp. Import your image or video and drag it to the composition. Scale the layer to fit the width of the comp, then position it to align with the top of the comp. It is okay if there is blank space beneath.

Back in the FACEBOOK POST comp, make sure the Include Media checkbox is toggled on (CONTROL > Controls > Include Media).

Next, on the MEDIA layer, adjust the Media Height slider to set the desired height of your media.

Add/edit comments

In the FACEBOOK POST comp, you will see 3 COMMENT comps.

To remove comments, you can simply delete them from the comp. If you are keeping some comments, only delete the highest numbered comments (i.e. “COMMENT 3”).

Editing Comments

To edit comments, open the COMMENT comp.

Replace the image by selecting it within the timeline, then holding OPTION select a new image from the Project panel and drag it on top.

You can freely edit the NAME and COMMENT text.

Adding Comments

To add more than 3 comments, go to the FACEBOOK POST comp. Duplicate the highest numbered comment in the timeline. Then duplicate the COMMENT comp from the project panel. With the newest comment selected in the timeline, hold OPTION select a new comp from the Project panel and drag it on top.

Be sure to keep the naming convention of the comps and layers the same as they are by default (i.e. COMMENT 1, COMMENT 2, etc).

Edit Stats

Unlike the text layers, the Facebook stats are controlled via sliders. This makes it easier to keyframe and animate, while keeping the numbers inline with Facebook’s formatting (i.e. “1.4K Comments”).

On the CONTROL layer, under the Controls effect, set the stats for the following:

  • # of Reactions
  • # of Comments
  • # of Shares

You can also hide the stats altogether by toggling on the Hide Stats checkbox.

Under the Reactions dropdown you can toggle on/off each individual reaction icon:

  • Like
  • Love
  • Care
  • Haha
  • Wow
  • Sad
  • Angry

Edit Appearance

On the CONTROL layer, under the Controls effect, you can make several adjustments to the appearance.


Vertically centers the Tweet inside the comp. This automatically adjusts based on the Tweet height and visibility of stats and interaction buttons.


This selection will change the icon next the DATE text. Here are the options:

  • Public
  • Friends
  • Friends except...
  • Specific friends
  • Only me
  • Custom
  • Close friends
  • List

Show Buttons

When toggled on, the interaction buttons (Like, Comment, Share) will be visible.

Hide Share Button

When toggled on, only the Like and Comment buttons will be shown.

“Like” Post

When toggled on, the Like icon will turn blue.

Using Animation Comps (optional)

The pre-made animation comps are an easy way to add a transition in & out to the Facebook post. The timing of the animation can be adjusted for each by changing the Animation slider keyframes on the CONTROL layer within each animation.

When using the animation comps, we recommend turning on Auto-center in the FACEBOOK POST comp.

You can also resize any of the comps and scale up the CONTROL layer to make the Facebook post appear any size you want.


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