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How to download Facebook videos?

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With video-sharing being one of the primary reasons for visiting in the first place, knowing how to download movies from Facebook is crucial so you can watch them wherever you are. However, there is no “official” way to accomplish this, as there is with Netflix or another top streaming provider.

Although there is a “Save video” option next to clips on the Facebook website, all this does is add the video to a “saved video” list to view later on the website or app. Fortunately, on both desktop and mobile, there is a workaround. Just keep in mind that some of the stuff you might like to download may be copyrighted, so make sure you’re not breaking any restrictions before you start downloading.

Furthermore, private video uploads may be private for a purpose, so check with the individual whose video you intend to download before proceeding.

Can You Download a Video from Facebook?

You may download a clip from Facebook if it is set to public. Windows, Mac, and Android users just copy and edit the video URL, however, iPhone users must utilize a third-party program such as MyMedia.

When you tap on the three-dot icon at the top of the video post, a Save video option appears. However, this does not really keep the video on your device, but rather saves it on the app for later viewing.

How to download videos from Facebook on a desktop?

1. Open your desktop browser and navigate to the Facebook website (opens in a new tab) to find the video you wish to download.

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2. Select the video you want to watch. When the video begins to play, click the three-dot button on the right-hand side of the screen.

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3. Click “Copy link” in the drop-down menu that appears. It’s the fourth item on the list.

copy link

4. Copy this link and paste it into a new browser tab. It might be abbreviated to “” If this is the case, hit Enter to expand it, and you would be left with something similar to the link in the screenshot below.

How to download Facebook videos?

5. Now, change the URL in the address box from “www” to “mbasic.”

As an example, in the previous example, becomes

6. When you press Enter, you’ll be faced with an unappealing mobile display, as shown below.


6. Select “Open link in new tab” from the context menu when you right-click on the video.

new tab

7. The Video on Facebook will be the only thing displayed in the new tab. To download the movie to your computer, right-click it and select “Download.”


How to download videos from Facebook on mobile?

Downloading Facebook movies on mobile is a very another story, and while there are apps that purport to do it, a far simpler method is to use the website,%20however,%20on%20an%20iPhone%20or%20iPad,%20you’


1.%20Log in to the Facebook mobile app.

How to download Facebook videos?

2. Locate the video you wish to download and click the ‘Share‘ button to the right.

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3. Swipe over until you reach the “Copy Link” option. Tap on it.

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4. Open your mobile browser (on an iPhone, use Firefox) and navigate to

5. Copy and paste the video URL into the box in the center of the page, then click “Download“. To download the Facebook Video.

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6. On the following page, click the link to download in “Normal Quality” or “High Quality.” This affects the file size and the amount of space the video occupies on your mobile device.

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7. This will take you to a new page that just displays the Facebook video. When the option to “Download video” appears, long-press the clip and then tap it.

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If you use the Google Chrome browser and frequently visit, try installing the Video Downloader PLUS extension to download Facebook videos. If the video is downloadable, it includes a download button. That is, however, only one of several extensions available from a variety of developers that allow Facebook downloads. Try a few and choose your favorite. If you can’t download a video from Facebook, try first. If that fails, try capturing it using a screen recording tool as it plays.

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