5 Creative Ways to Download Facebook Video.
Facebook is now a popular place to find interesting video content. A wealth of content is published exclusively for Facebook users, from personal videos to short films. But if for some reason you want to save this video for offline use; Well, there is no easy way to do this. This is why we need unofficial ways to download Facebook videos.
In this article, we are going to show you five effective ways to download Facebook videos. Some of the methods are available for multiple platforms, and some are for specialized applications only. Depending on the device you are using, you can select the appropriate method from this list.
Facebook video download
1. Use Snaptube (Android App)
Snaptube is a free Android app that allows you to download videos from Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, etc. Here we use it to easily download videos from Facebook. This app is not available on the Google Play store (for obvious reasons), but you can get it from the official website.
After installation, you need to log into your Facebook account via Snaptube. On the Facebook video page, you can get the appropriate permission and download the video right away. The process is simple and can be completed in a few seconds.
- Snaptube is pretty user friendly.
- You can use it to download MP3 files directly from the video
- You can select your desired resolution before downloading
- This is a multipurpose solution. Snaptube supports many video sharing sites.
- Only available for Android
- You need to login to Facebook again
2. Use Fbdown.net
Fbdown.net is a free web service that you can use to download from Facebook. It’s a web service, which means you can use it on your PC, Mac, or even your mobile browser.
To use this, just copy the Facebook video URL first; which you can get by right-clicking the video and choosing the “Show Video URL” option. Then copy the video url and paste it to the Fbdown.net website. In a second, you will see two links to download the video. You can download it in standard quality or high quality. It’s simple, isn’t it?
By the way, if you want to download private videos from Facebook, you need to use its helper service. It’s called Facebook Private Video Downloader and is available here. Overall, this is a good option if you download Facebook videos from time to time.
- Available on multiple devices. The web interface works on mobile devices as well.
- It has a dedicated extension for Google Chrome.
- Supports other video sharing sites.
- Uploading private videos is tricky.
- Doesn’t work on iPad and iPhone.
- Lots of intrusive ads that make it hard to find the real thing.
3. Download Facebook Videos to iPhone / iPad
Unlike Android, there is no dedicated app for downloading Facebook videos on iPhone or iOS. And if you try to download videos from Facebook using online services (for example, Fbdown method # 2), it won’t work. Because when you click the download button, the video will start playing, but you won’t see the option to download it.
But there is an easy way to fix it – just use the file browser web browser to open the website instead of using a regular web browser like Chrome or Safari. Let’s see how this is done.
Download and install the free FileMaster app on your iPhone or iPad (or use any file browser with a built-in basic web browser). Go to your web browser section and open fbdown.net. Then enter the URL of the Facebook video you want to download and click the download button. The moment you do this, a pop-up window will appear in the application asking you to download it. Confirm and that’s it. To view the downloaded video, go to the Download section in the File Browser application.
- Works great on both iPhone and iPad.
- This adds one more step to the process, now you need to open the link in the file browser.
4. Facebook module with one click
In every Facebook Android downloader app, you must first copy the URL of the Facebook video and then paste it into the app. This is a two step process. Right? But imagine how great it would be if you could download Facebook videos inside the Facebook app itself. And well, with the One Tap Facebook module, you can do just that.
Although, in order to use this module, you first need to install the Xposed framework (requires root) on your Android. What a bummer, since not everyone has Xposed installed! But in case you have the Xposed framework installed, but you didn’t know about this module before, well. Yes please.
On the subject: Fresh Xposed Framework 2016
- Download Facebook videos directly from the Facebook app with one tap.
- Require ROOT and Xposed framework to work
5. Change the Facebook URL
Well, yes, you can use your Chrome web browser to download Facebook videos. This method works on both your mobile phone and PC. It is only about the availability of Google Chrome or other compatible browsers. Follow the instructions to download the video.
Copy the URL of the Facebook video. If you are using the Facebook Android app, you can do this from the menu. In the case of PC, you can right-click the video player and find the URL.
Paste the URL into the Chrome URL field. Change www.facebook.com to m.facebook.com.
For example, the URL of one video is https://www.facebook.com/FilterCopy/videos/1118620431518242/.
On the next page, right click on the video player. You will find the “Save Video As” option. You can save the video as a .MP4 file on your computer.
By the way, if you use a smartphone, it’s easier. You can long press on the video player. From the menu, just select “Save Video”. The video file will be downloaded to your device.
- No third party tools required.
- Works in almost all web browsers.
- Works on both mobile devices and PC.
So these are five ways to download Facebook videos directly to your device. In methods that use websites, it’s a little doubtful that you can upload private videos. Otherwise, you can download any Facebook videos. And if you use an application like MyVideoDownloader for Facebook, you can find your liked and saved videos. Regardless, if you don’t mind copying the URL, the fifth method will be the easiest. At least you don’t need to install anything – this method works with almost all web browsers.