Ever wished you could save a funny or how-to video you saw on your Facebook feed to your computer or mobile device? Now you can! Follow our steps below to download a Facebook video onto your device.
HOW TO DOWNLOAD A VIDEO FROM FACEBOOK USING A COMPUTER
Step 1: Open www.facebook.com on your website browser and log into your account.
Step 2: Find a video that you would like to download and click on it. Right-click on the video and select the ‘Show video URL’ option.
Step 3: A window will pop-up with the video’s URL. Copy the link and paste it in a new tab or address bar.
Step 4: Change the www. Of the video URL to ‘mbasic’. For example, if your video URL is https://www.facebook.com/pagename/videos/000000000 you will change it to https:/mbasic.facebook.com/pagename/videos/000000000.
Step 5: Once you have changed the URL tap ‘Enter’ on your keyboard. Your screen might look a little different but that is because the ‘mbasic’ changed the interface to a mobile basic interface address.
Step 6: Right-click on the video and choose ‘Open link in new tab’ from the listed options.
Step 7: In the new tab you will only see the video. Right-click on the video and select the ‘Save video as…’ option and then select the folder or location on your computer where you would like to save the video.
Step 8: You can now play the video on your computer or share it with your friends and family.
HOW TO DOWNLOAD A FACEBOOK VIDEO FROM THE APP
To achieve this, you will first need to install a third-party app that gives the Facebook app this extra feature. We will be using Friendly For Facebook for the steps below.
Step 1: Download the third-party app onto your phone and log into Facebook using the third-party app. It will open Facebook and look similar to the Facebook app interface.
Step 2: Locate or find a video you would like to download. At the bottom of the video post, you will see an alien icon next to the share button. Select the alien icon and a window will pop-up. Select the ‘Video Downloading…’ option. The Facebook video should start downloading in a few seconds.
Source: Digital Trends