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How to download Facebook Videos on your mobile

Debra Cox
How to download Facebook Videos on your mobile

Nowadays, we see lots of video content being shared on Facebook by people using their accounts. These videos are not about a single topic but rather about various topics from time to time. For example, it could be a video of a cute dog or a serious debate about a controversial issue that people would enjoy watching over and over. This is quite common among today's generation, as they continue to watch a video until they are tired and bored.

However, the Facebook app does not allow users to download these videos from their platform due to security concerns. Aside from that, some copyright rules of this platform prohibit this operation from taking place. That is advantageous for many people, including you and me, who want to watch these videos for entertainment purposes.

Many of you are probably aware that we will discuss how someone can download Facebook videos on their respective Android or iOS mobile phones in today's article. The guide provided below contains a few of these methods; please read the article to learn more.


Video Facebook download options for iOS and Android devices:

There are times when we want to download interesting videos from Facebook’s popular social media platform. Still, Facebook does not allow us to do so due to copyright or security concerns. Although images on this platform can be easily downloaded, many people are more concerned with videos. There are, however, a few workarounds.



Method 1: Using a third-party website:

Please follow all of the steps outlined below without skipping any. This procedure is only applicable to iOS mobile phones.

  1. To begin, you must copy the video's link. To do so, launch the app and then click on the arrow icon located below the video in their tab. Please tap to copy the link. This can also be done through the browser.
  1. Following that, you must go to the FB video downloader website on your iPhone or iPad.
  1. After that, paste the video link into the dialogue box on the FBdownloader website, and then click the download button to save the FB video as an mp4. There is a chance that the link will open in a new tab. If this happens, then kindly long-press the download button and select "save video as" to download the Facebook video to your iPhone's gallery.

You'll be able to download the video from Facebook in MP4 format in resolutions of 1080p, 720p, or 480p. There's also the option of just downloading the video's audio as an mp3 file.

The video can then be shared with anyone using the other apps, or you can simply tap that to save it to the gallery.



Method 2: Using iOs Shortcuts:

This is regarded as a straightforward procedure. There is only one major issue here, Ads. Ads are why many people download apps, and you may want to explore other options. There are other fantastic solutions accessible here that are quick, ad-free, and do not involve copying a URL. However, a third-party shortcut to your iOS devices is required in this manner. However, before the user may use this platform, they must first enable shortcuts. To do so, go to the Settings app, then to Shortcuts, then to Allow Untrusted Shortcuts, and then input the device passcode. 

  1. Head to Google and search for the TVDL shortcut app.
  2. To add the untrusted shortcut, go to the bottom of the page and hit Add
  3. Open the Facebook mobile app and tap the share symbol located under the video.
  4. After that, select the option to share via... Select the TVDL shortcut from the drop-down menu.
  5. Then hit the notifications tab
  6. Then select the appropriate video quality and click OK.
  7. Allow the shortcut to access the gallery to save the video to your device. That's all there is to it.


How to download Facebook videos on Android phones:

We showed two techniques for downloading Facebook videos on your iPhones, and now we'll see how to accomplish it on Android smartphones. At some point, a third-party website from the Google Play store specifically developed for this purpose would be required. Follow the procedures outlined below to get on your Android phone.

  1. To get started, download the free FB video downloader app from the Google Play Store. You can find it by typing it in the search box.
  2. Once download, open the official Facebook app and go to the video that you would like to back up.
  3. On that screen, hit the small share icon, then share the video via-> select the download via option.
  4. Then, if prompted, grant the appropriate access permissions and choose the video quality. After then, the video will most likely begin to play, and you will be forced to use the back button.

The download will begin shortly and will be completed on schedule.



In this article, we detailed a few useful techniques to save from Facebook. We suggest that you bookmark this article for reference so that the next time you want to download FB videos you’ll know-how. If you have any questions or feedback, please let us know in the comments.

Debra Cox
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