How to download a video from Facebook

Emma Trust

Facebook is booming with video: educational videos teaching you to code or garden, those addicting and useless 5 minute craft videos, the clearly faked videos of people who catch their partners cheating on them, and aliens caught on camera. If there's a need for content, that content is probably on Facebook in video format.

If you'd like to share that video, simply take the link and email the link to a friend or DM it through the app. You could save the video however, it won't save the video on your computer or phone's hard drive, but instead it adds the video to your saved video bookmarks so that you can locate it easier and watch it later on Facebook. Sometimes, though videos are too valuable or inspiring to not have saved onto your smartphone. Maybe you'd like to show your parent or friend, or view it while you're offline. If you want to download videos from Facebook, you'll have to follow several steps.

Before we begin It's crucial to remember that you shouldn't be rushing into downloading just any video. You don't want to download copyrighted content, and If you're planning to download a friend's privately upload on Facebook it's possible to need to inquire if it's OK before you embark on the hassle of downloading. It's possible that they'll send it to you.

1. Pick a video

An image of the 5 minute crafts video on Facebook we'd like to download.

Find a YouTube video you'd like to save.

2. Copy the link

You'll need the link to the Facebook video for it to be downloaded.

Click the three dots on the top-right corner of the video, and then copy the URL.

3. Paste the link into a new tab

Once you copy that link copy it and paste it into new tab.

After you have copied the link, paste it into a new tab.

Copy the URL you copied into a new window to navigate to that website.

4. Eliminate "www" in the url and change it to "mbasic."

It is necessary to change your URL in order to switch to the old-fashioned version of Facebook Now.

This is how it should look like when you change "www" to "mbasic" in your browser.

In the link, eliminate"www" from the link "www" and change it to "mbasic." This will make your site into a very old-fashioned model of Facebook.

5. Start the video in the new tab

A image of the video from Facebook as a standalone page.

It will be just one video played on an unlit screen.

6. Right click and save the video on MyFBdownloader.

Now you've done it! Only thing to do is to save your video on Facebook to your device.

Right click onto the film, click save as then boom! You're done.

There is an easier way to save a video, and that's the way you can also save it on your mobile device. You can download a video on Facebook in the same way you download a video from Twitter: simply copying and pasting the tweet link, and pasting that link into a site created by a third-party to complete all that task for you. After you've copied the tweet's link copied, you'll want to go to websites like Facebook Down. There, you'll paste the copied link and click to download. You may also download a third-party app like Friendly for Facebook. Friendly for Facebook app, that gives the Facebook app more features, including a downloading option.

If you are unable to resolve the issue, you can always record your screen and play the video and save the video to your phone or desktop in this manner. Screen recording is relatively simple, but it will not give you the same quality as recording the Facebook video independently.

Emma Trust
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