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

You stumble across a Facebook video and want to watch it complete, but you don’t have the right now. You obviously want the ability to download. But the question is, can you download videos from Facebook? Yes, of course, but how? You will find tons of software or tools claiming to be the only Facebook video downloader. But are they really doing their job right? We will find out later in this guide as I have discussed some useful websites and downloaders that can make downloading FB videos a breeze.

Content Reasons to download videos from Facebook How to download videos from Facebook?

  • Method-1 on the desktop
  • Method-2 on Android
  • Method 3- On iPhone

How to download live videos from Facebook?

  • Steps to download someone else’s Facebook Live
  • Steps to download your Facebook Live video
  • How to download videos shared from Facebook in a private group?

    Reasons to Download Facebook Videos

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

    Here are the possible reasons that could make you download any video from Facebook:

    1. You find the content useful and want to keep it as a reference for later use.
    2. Your game console has the option to record videos, but it only allows you to post them to Facebook and you want to upload them 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’ve 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. Sign in to your Facebook account or go to www.facebook.com and your news feed will open if you’re already signed in. Go to the video you want to download or if you don’t have a link, go to the ‘Facebook Watch’ Section.
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    1. Scroll down to the video you want to download or you can find it using the ‘Browse Videos’ text box.

    Find the video you want to download

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

    Click the copy link option in the menu

    EITHER

    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 several options to download videos from Facebook, the link you just copied.
    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).
    • If the video starts playing instead of downloading, click the three dots in the bottom left corner of the video and hit ‘Download’; this will start the download of 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

    • When you click the “Download” button, a drop-down menu will appear showing the video quality you can choose from. You can choose HD video quality in 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 hit ‘Download’; this will start the download of the video.

    click download

    Method-2 on Android

    If you use your phone more than your desktop computer, you can also download 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. Then 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. Please open the video to play it and avoid downloading the broken link.
    5. Click “Share” and it will give you the option to “Copy Link” of the video.
    6. Then open the 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 iPhone users who also want to download Facebook videos on iPhone. Here you are:

    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. Tap the video to play it and make sure you download the broken link and regret the effort later.
    5. Tap on the ‘Share’ option available just below the video.
    6. In the menu that appears, select ‘Copy Link’, which will copy the video address 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 you copied earlier 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 in the bottom right corner of the screen.
    12. After the download is complete, you can tap on the video to watch it whenever you want.
    13. To save a video to your phone’s gallery, tap the three dots below your video, then tap “Share.”
    14. Then tap ‘Save to Files’, select a folder and tap ‘Add’.
    15. Open the files app on your device, open the folder where you want to save the video, 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 the three-dot menu icon in the upper right corner of the video and select the “Copy URL” option.

    Click on the 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 in MP4 format and that’s 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 top right corner and you will see an 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.

    It’s that easy!

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

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

    Paste the video and click download.

    You just need to follow a few steps to download videos:

    • 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.

    This concludes and I hope you will find all the methods explained in this guide helpful when you want to download your favorite FB video.

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