Often browsing through social media sites like Facebook we come across videos that we like and want to download to the computer or the smartphone. Facebook by default doesn’t let you download videos from the site, and the reason behind this is that Facebook wants you to spend as much time as possible on their platform. By letting you download videos, they are risking your screen-on-time. There could be many reasons as to why you need to download a particular video. Maybe you want to share the video with someone who is not on Facebook; perhaps you fear the video will be taken down by Facebook or by the person/organization uploaded the video. No matter the reason, it is necessary to know how to download Facebook videos for free with little effort. In this article, I will share how you can download video from FB on your Windows or Mac computer or Android/iOs based smartphone.
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How to Download Facebook Videos on Windows and Mac
As I said earlier, there is no direct option to download videos from Facebook. So to download a video from your Facebook profile, you need to use third-party online downloader tools.
Step-1. The first step is to find the link of the video you want to download. Play the video in Facebook, right click on it and select “Copy video URL at current time.”
Step-2. After copying the video URL, head on to fbdown.net.
Step-3. Paste the video link and click on the ‘Download’ button.
Step-4. Select video quality. You can choose to download either in high quality or in normal quality.
Step-5. A new window shall open where you can right click on the video and select ‘Save Video as…’ to download the video.
How to Download FB Videos on Android Smartphone
If you are using an android phone and wants to download Facebook videos on it, then this part of the tutorial is for you.
There are many apps on play store which lets you download videos from Facebook. But I feel if you just want to download a single video, then there is no point of downloading an additional app. In that scenario, you can use fbdown.net website to download free Facebook videos by following the exact stapes mentioned earlier.
But if you download videos regularly, then installing an app make sense. It makes the process faster and painlessly easy.
Step-1. Download ‘MyVideoDownloader for Facebook: download videos!‘ app on your Android phone from the Google Play Store.
Step-2. After opening the app, you will see a login screen. Log in with your Facebook username and password.
Step-3. Now, whenever you come across a video on Facebook, you need to tap on the play button, and this will show a window asking if you want to download or watch the video.
Step-4. If you tap on the download option, the video will start downloading. You can change your video quality from the app setting.
How to Download Facebook Videos on iPhone/iPad/iOS
Downloading anything on iOS is a totally different experience. First, there is no dedicated app to download Facebook videos directly to the gallery or camera roll. To make the matter worse, iOS by default doesn’t allow you to download anything to the gallery.
But don’t worry, I will share you exact steps you need to follow to download facebook videos on your iPhone or iPads.
Step-1. First, you need to download an app that is a file manager but also can double as a web browser. There are many such apps, but I prefer MyMedia.
Step-2. After installing the app, open it and go to its in-built browser and visit fbdown.net.
Step-3. Open facebook app, locate the video, tap on share and then click to copy the video link.
Step-4. Open MyMedia app again, paste the link in the fbdown.net and tap on the download button.
Step-5. The video should appear on the media tab of the app, select the video and tap on ‘Save to Camera Roll.’
Pat yourself because now you have downloaded the video successfully. I hope you liked my tutorial on how to download Facebook videos on Windows, Mac, Android and iOS devices. If you have any doubts or facing any hurdles while downloading, mention them down in the comment section, and I will try my best to solve. At last, I would appreciate if you share this post with your friends and family members.