Facebook, despite being one of the platforms to get all digital media such as videos and images, the inability to download and save videos into a computer or phone right from the platform makes it less glamorous for users.
Most people that intend to revisit a video will need to bookmark or save the page to view them later. This could take a toll on anyone if you have to use your data every time. And not being able to share them with family and friends is another reason why one must find ways to download and save videos for offline viewing.
Despite the lock put by Facebook, there are tons of ways to download or save any video online from Facebook to your devices such as iPhone, Android, Computer, or Mac.
This will not be possible without third-party apps, but we will only be sharing the best ones. However, there is another safer method you could use if you do not want to use software.
This article will provide a step-by-step on how to go about it no matter what device you are on for your Facebook video.
DOWNLOAD FACEBOOK VIDEO ONLINE TO YOUR IPHONE OR ANDROID DEVICE
1. Friendly Social Browser
With Friendly Social Browser, you can have all your apps in one place. Although the app is mostly known for helping you switch between accounts, it can also be used to save any video from your Facebook.
Other benefits you are likely to experience on this browser are low data usage, longer battery life, all your social media accounts in one app, free space on your phone, block ads and click baits, and more.
To use the service, simply open the app on your phone after installation. Click “Add account” and select “Facebook.”
Connect to your Facebook account using Login details. Once you are in, you can use the app instead of the official Fb app for the most part.
Go through your timeline for the videos you want to download, or simply click “Video Icon” and scroll through the list for videos you are interested in.
Once you come across the video, you will notice an extra button added to the bar under the video post (Like, Comment, and Share). Click the download button. At times, you will need to tap “play” on the video to reveal the cloud-shaped button.
2. Any Downloader: Easy Download
Using this IOS app, Any Downloader: Easy Download, you will be able to save any file including video files from Facebook and other sources to your iPhone or Ipad.
The app is very easy to use. All you need to do is to get the URL of the video. Launch the app and paste the link in the box and watch as the magic happens once you authorize it. Right within the app, you can also share or send to anyone.
The app is free to use and can be installed from the App Store.
If you are using an Android Phone, another app you can use to download and save videos from FB is FastVid. You are not required to log in or make any form of monetary payment, just install it on your device and call on it anytime you need to bypass Facebook Strict Policy.
There are about 3 methods to use the app. Whichever one you select, you should get the expected result.
You can copy the URL into the field after opening FastVid. Sharing facebook to the app is another method that looks easier. Alternatively, you can log in to your Fb account via the built-in browser, find the video, and click “Download” to save it to your device.
FastVid can be downloaded on Google Play Store, one of the most rated and downloaded apps on the store.
HOW TO DOWNLOAD VIDEO FROM FACEBOOK TO YOUR COMPUTER, MAC, AND LINUX
When using Facebook on your Computer, Mac, or even on devices such as iPhone and Android, the following methods can be used to save videos from Facebook:
Fbdown Net is an online Facebook video downloader that anyone can use to download and save videos from Facebook to their Computer, iPhone, Ipad, or any Device.
This service has no association with the company, it only works to provide what has been lacking on FB. It is very easy to use and below are the steps to use Fbdown.net:
To download or save any Facebook video, you will need to go to the video first.
Tap the “Meatballs menu” and click “Copy URL.”
Now, simply visit fbdown.net on your browser and paste the URL in the field, next to Download Button.
You will be able to download and save the video in normal or HD quality. Click “More options” and select any of the quality.
You will also be able to save live videos from Facebook once the streaming ends. All you need is to get the URL and have it pasted on the site.
The video will now be downloaded and saved to your device.
4KDownload is another great app that provides the platform for users to download Fb videos online. Meanwhile, Facebook may take the center stage, but the app has been known to have other massive benefits.
It is a place to look into if you are looking to extract videos and pictures from Instagram, convert youtube videos to Instagram, extract audio, and many more. Meanwhile, let’s get back to the main topic.
To save any video from Facebook using 4KDownload, you will need to get the 4K Video Downloader Software and install it on your Smartphone, Windows computer, Mac or Linux.
Get the video URL you want to copy. You can do that by clicking on the 3 dots menu and then tap “Copy Url.
Open the 4KDownload Video Downloaded Software and click “paste link”
Wait for the files to load. Once loaded, select the format and video quality.
Click “Download” to save the video into your Folder.
3. A Simple Facebook Video Save Trick
This method will only work on the browser, thereby invalidating the needs for the Facebook app. To get started, you will need to visit www.facebook.com on your browser.
Locate the video you want to download. You could click to stream a bit to establish a connection. However, if you are sure to be the right link, proceed to copy the URL in the browser.
All you just need to do is to alter the URL which involves changing “https://m.facebook.com/watch/?…” to “https://mbasic.facebook.com/watch/?…” You will notice that the only word we added is “basic”. The word sit next to ” m”
If the URL looks like this, “https://m.facebook.com/watch/?ref=bookmarks&app_id=2392950137“. you would need to add “basic” to make it a downloaded file. Here is an example of an altered file, “https://mbasic.facebook.com/watch/?ref=bookmarks&app_id=2392950137“.
Once ready, play the video. Tap the “three dots menu” and click download. Your Facebook video should be saved to the assigned folder.