How to download Facebook videos on Windows / Mac 2020

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If we talk monthly, Facebook has more than two billion active users. And one of the things that catch your attention is its videos collection. But unlike other video apps, it doesn’t give a download option for videos and so you cannot watch them offline, which is a major let down. It isn’t impossible though and so this article is about how you can download a video from Facebook.

Download Facebook Videos

Download Facebook Videos without Software

You can download a video without using any app or service, this is how you do it:

  1. Find the video that you want to download.
  2. Copy the link URL. For this, right-click on the video and click on “Copy Video URL at Current Time”.
    Facebook-video-right-click
  3. When you paste it in your browser address bar, it would look something like https://www.facebook.com/buzzfeedtasty/videos/2818465515072746/?t=10
  4. Replace the www in this link with an m so it becomes https://m.facebook.com/buzzfeedtasty/videos/2818465515072746/?t=10
  5. When you hit ‘Enter’, the video will be played.
  6. Now you need to go to the developer console (ctrl+Shift+i on Windows) or (Alt Option + Cmd + J on Mac) or you can click on the three dots on the top right in Chrome. Go to More Tools and select, ‘Developer Tools’. This will lead you to the developer console.
    Developer-tools
  7. Now toggle the video. You can do so using Shift+Cmd+C in Mac. 
  8. You can see the toggle option at the top left corner.
  9. As soon as you click on the video, you will see a box on the developer console. Copy the URL and paste it in another tab. Hit enter.
  10. Right-click on the video and select Save As.
  11. Your video will be downloaded on the computer.

Whatever browser you use, the instructions are pretty much the same. You can download a video using an app or a website depending on the purpose and the frequency of the action.

Savevideo.me, downvids.net, savefrom.net, fvd downloader (chrome extension), download flash and video (firefox add-on) are some of the ways to download videos. When it comes to android apps, we have video downloader for facebook and my video downloader for facebook. You can use videoget for facebook lite for ios. Freemake video downloader is a software to help you with the download.

Happy downloading!

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