how to save facebook videos

By | October 25, 2017

Want to save that cool video you saw on Facebook? Here is how to do just that.

The thing with saving videos from Facebook is that Facebook does not like it. They want you to come back anytime you want to re-watch that new favorite video.

save video on facebook

But as usual, I will show you a way to quickly download a video from facebook. Continue below:

Note: I’m using a Windows computer to do this. A Mac should work well too.

I’m sure you have noticed there’s no real save / download buttons on videos on facebook.

We’ll be using a special browser add-on in this tutorial.

An add on is a piece of code that improves the functionality of an existing software.

How to Download and Save a Video from Facebook

Here is what I’m using:

  1. Download Facebook Video or Photo
  2. Chrome browser

Step 1: Download and install chrome on your machine.

Step 2: Go to the Chrome extension store and install addon (direct link here)

Step 3: Once you successfully install the add on. An icon should appear on your icon menu.

The icon looks like this.

Step 4: Now navigate to the facebook video you want to download.

Step 5: Once you see the video, Hold the CTRL key and Click on the Video image.

This will load the video url in a new tab.

Step 6: In the new tab. Click the play button. Once the Video starts playing. Hit the Pause button.

Now look at the top right hand side of your browser and click on the download Facebook Video Icon (see image is step 3 above)

Step 7: Click on the Download Icon. A new tab should open up with a download button.

Hit that red Download HD Video button. Your download should begin within a few seconds.


That’s it. Once the download is finished. That video will be available to you eternally.

No Internet access is required to access the video again.

You could also share this Video with your friends and family

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Part 2: Downloading Videos from Facebook using your Mobile
Here is a faster way to download a video from facebook.

This is especially helpful for folks using their mobile.

It should on all mobile and computer internet browsers.

Step 1: Go to

Step 2: Scroll down to the Video URL section.

Step 3: Paste the direct Facebook video url there.

note:  to get the direct facebook video url, Hold CTRL button and click the the video image icon.

Step 4: Paste the correct video url on the text field.

step 5: Hit the Download and button… And wait for your Video to be saved into your local device.

We’ll stop here today.

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