Facebook is the social networking powerhouse with hundreds of millions of page views each day. Being the world’s top social networking website, it’s no surprise that it has also become a top contender as a video platform. Facebook currently generates more than 4 billion video views per day, and Facebook video accounts for 11% of all Facebook posts.
If you’re like me, you’ve no doubt spent countless hours scrolling through your Facebook timeline watching numerous Facebook videos. Occasionally you will want to re-visit a Facebook video that you saw on your timeline, but re-finding the video can be difficult. Facebook’s algorithm keeps your timeline filled with fresh content, so tracking down the video to watch again can be very challenging.
People often ask me, how do you download Facebook videos? In this article, I am going to answer that question.
Saving Facebook videos
Unlike TikTok, which gives you the ability to download TikTok videos from the app, Facebook does not. While many people have asked Facebook to add this feature to it’s platform, they still have yet to do so.
While there is no native way to download videos, Facebook does offer one way of keeping track of videos so you can view them at a later date.
To start saving videos to view later, you will need to open up the official Facebook website or app on your mobile phone, PC or tablet. Once the app is open, you need to navigate to the video you want to watch later.
Once you’ve found the video, click or tap on the three dots in the top right corner of the video and click the “save video” button. Once you click the button, you can then find the video at any time by accessing the “saved” tab from the navigation on the left.
You can think of this as a sort of bookmark so that you can find the content later. It’s a great way to keep track of Facebook videos that you want to watch again and again, but what happens if the video gets removed?
How to download Facebook videos
While using Facebook’s save video feature is useful, the main issue is that you can only view the video from within your Facebook account. You’ll need to be connected to a network to view the video, which might not always work, especially if you’re taking the subway or somewhere with no network connection.
In cases like this, I suggest that you download Facebook videos directly to your device so you can watch them at any time. Facebook doesn’t support video downloading directly from its platform, but many tools exist to help you download Facebook videos. One such tool is the online Facebook video downloader at FBDownloader.net.
Downloading Facebook videos using FBDownloader is pretty straightforward and only requires a few simple steps. Let me take you through the process step by step.
Step 1: Copy video link
To get started, you first need to locate the Facebook video that you want to download. You can do this either by using the Facebook app or by accessing the Facebook website in any browser. Once you locate the video, you’ll need to copy the video URL. Hit the three dots in the top right corner of the video and hit “copy link” so save the URL to your clipboard. If you’re using a browser, you can copy the video link from the address bar.
Step 2: Paste the link into FBDownloader
Open up your favorite browser on your iPhone, PC and tablet and go to FBDownloader.net. Once the homepage loads, click on the input field and paste in the video link, then hit “Go”.
Step 3: Download video
After a short time, the page will reload, and the video download options will be displayed. You will have the option to download the Facebook video in a high-quality format, standard format, and as an MP3 audio file. To initiate the download, click on the button that corresponds to the file that you want to download.
There are many download tools that you can use to save Facebook videos, but I recommend using an online downloader like FBDownloader. The website is cross-platform compatible, so it works the same across all of your devices. FBDownlopader being a web-app means that you don’t need to install any third-party plugins or software. Just paste in the Facebook video URL you want to download and let FBDownloader do the rest. It couldn’t be easier! If you’re looking for an alternate online downloader I recommend checking out FBoffline. While it does the same job as FBDownloader, it does provide additional options for downloading Facebook videos in 1080p format.
Facebook is one of the best places to go if you’re looking to entertain yourself with video. You can find anything from funny cat videos to informative do it yourself videos. The options are endless. The next time you find yourself wanting to download a Facebook video, follow the detailed steps in this article, and you’ll be able to download and Facebook video. Happy downloading!