Effective Ways to Download Facebook Videos on Desktop, Android and iPhone

You come across a Facebook video and want to watch it to the end, but you don’t have the time. Apparently you want an option to download it. But the question is can you download a video from Facebook? Yes, of course, but how? You will find a lot of software or tools claiming to be the only Facebook video downloader. But do they really do their job well? We will find out later in this guide as I have discussed some of the useful websites and downloaders that can make the FB video download process easy for you.

Reasons to download a video from Facebook

Just like you download YouTube videos and save them for later, you can do this with Facebook videos as well. Not only that, maybe you want to re-share it, re-edit it, or just want to post a clip to get more Facebook likes.

Here are the possible reasons that may induce you to download any video from Facebook:

  1. You found the content useful and want to keep it as a reference for future use.
  2. Your game console has the option to record videos, but it only allows you to post it to Facebook and you want to upload it to YouTube as well.
  3. Your Instagram video that you shared on your Facebook page and now you want on your YouTube channel or on your website.
  4. You created a live video in one of your private Facebook groups and now you want to share it on other platforms.

How to download videos from Facebook?

Method-1 on the desktop

  1. Log in to your Facebook account or go to www.facebook.com and the news feed will open if you are already logged in. Go to the video you want to download, or if you don’t have the link, go to the ‘Facebook Watch’ Section.

Go to Facebook display section

  1. Scroll down to the video you want to download or you can find the video using the ‘Browse Videos’ text field.
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Find the video you want to download

  1. Next, click on the three-dot menu icon at the top right of the video, and in the menu that appears, click on the “Copy Link” option to copy the Facebook video link to your clipboard.

Click on the copy link option given in the menu

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You can right click on the video and select the option that says ‘Copy video URL at current time’.

Right click on the video, click copy video url at current time

  1. Now, you have quite a few options to download videos from Facebook, you just copied the link.
  1. Fbdown.net-
  2. This is the most used website for downloading Facebook videos. What you need to do is visit the website and paste the link you copied in the previous step, click ‘Download’.
    Visit fbdown.net, paste the link, click download

  • In the next step, click ‘Download video in normal quality’ or ‘Download video in HD quality’ (if available).
  • Click on 'download video in normal quality

  • If the video starts playing instead of downloading, click the three dots in the bottom left corner of the video and press ‘Download’; this will start downloading the video.

click download

  • SaveMoMo Website – Go to the website, paste the link in the space provided and click ‘Download’.
  • Go to savemomo website, paste the video link, click download

    • The video will appear and you will see a red ‘Download’ button next to the video title.
    • Click the red download button

    • Clicking the ‘Download’ button will bring up a dropdown menu showing the video quality you can choose from. You can select the HD quality of the video from the menu.
    • Select HD quality

    • If the video starts playing instead of downloading, click the three dots in the bottom left corner of the video and press ‘Download’; this will start downloading the video.

    click download

    Method-2 on Android

    If you use your phone more than your desktop computer, you can also download the videos on it. To download Facebook videos on Android, the steps will be slightly different.

    1. First you need to download the ES File Explorer app from the Google Play Store.
    2. Next, open Facebook on your phone; you must log in to your account.
    3. Search for the video you want to download or you can even visit the profile of the person who posted the video to find it there.
    4. Open the video to play it and avoid downloading a broken link.
    5. Click ‘Share’ and this will give you the option to ‘Copy Link’ of the video.
    6. Next, open a browser on your phone and go to savefrom.net.
    7. Paste the video link into the appropriate text field and click ‘Download’.
    8. The video will be downloaded to your Android phone and to view it, you can simply open ES File Explorer and check the internal storage folder or SD card depending on where your videos are stored. You can also check your phone gallery to view saved Facebook videos.

    Method 3- On iPhone

    I know there are also iPhone users who also want to download Facebook videos on iPhone. Here you have:

    1. Go to your iPhone’s app store and download the ‘Readdle Documents’ app on your device.
    2. Now, go to your Facebook account and open the video you want to download.
    3. You can search for the video in News Feed or go directly to the profile of the person who shared it.
    4. Please tap the video to play it to ensure that you will download broken link and then regret the efforts.
    5. Tap on the ‘Share’ option which is available directly below the video.
    6. In the menu that appears, select ‘Copy Link’, this will copy the address of the video to your clipboard.
    7. Now open the Documents app on your phone and tap on the ‘Safari’ icon at the bottom right corner of the screen.
    8. Touch the address bar and go to savefrom.net.
    9. Now, you need to paste the link that you have copied above in the space provided.
    10. Tap ‘Download’ and the highest video quality will be selected, tap ‘Done’ to continue.
    11. To view the download progress, tap the ‘Downloads’ icon at the bottom right of the screen.
    12. Once the download is complete, you can tap on the video to watch it whenever you want.
    13. To save the video to your phone’s gallery, tap the three dots under your video and then tap ‘Share’.
    14. Then tap ‘Save to Files’, select a folder and tap ‘Add’.
    15. Open your device’s file app, open the folder you want to save the video to, and then tap the ‘Share’ icon and finally tap ‘Save Video’.

    How to download live videos from Facebook?

    Previously, Facebook didn’t make it easy to download your lives, but now it’s easier than ever. Read on for the steps to download your Facebook Live Video.

    Steps to download someone else’s Facebook Live

    1. The first step is to log into your Facebook account and go to the Facebook Watch section, there click on the ‘Live’ option located in the left column. All current Facebook Lives will appear.

    Click on the live option

    1. Click on the three-dot menu icon located at the top right corner of the video and select the ‘Copy URL’ option.

    click copy link

    1. Go to savefrom.net, paste the link in the space provided and click ‘Download’.

    Go to savefrom.net, paste the link, click download

    1. This will give you the option to download the video as MP4 and that was it.

    click download mp4

    Steps to download your Facebook Live video

    In case you want to download your FB live, these are the steps you must follow:

    1. Find the video you want to download and click on it to play it.
    2. Click on the three dots in the upper right corner and you will see the option to ‘Download’ the video.
    3. By clicking on the download option, you will be able to save your Facebook live video to your computer.

    That’s so simple!

    How to download a video shared from Facebook in a private group?

    The tool suggested above may not work in case you have to download a video shared in a private Facebook group. For those times, you can use GetFVid, a private Facebook video downloader.

    Paste the video and click download

    You just need to follow a few steps to download the video:

    • Go to the private video you want to download and press CTRL+U to view the source of the page.
    • Copy and paste the page source into the space provided (as shown in the image above) and click ‘Download’.

    Another option is to use an extension like Social Video Downloader and download videos on the go.

    With that, I am done and I hope that all the methods explained in this guide will be helpful when you want to download your favorite FB video.

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