Trick to download the Facebook videos

Written by Punit

Not being able to download your favorite videos from Facebook. Following are the ways in which you can download Facebook videos –

To download a video you posted earlier

It is easy to download those videos from Facebook, which you had uploaded earlier –

1. Open Facebook and go to your Photos / Albums.

2. Select the video you want to download and open it.

3. Once you open the video, click the Options link under the video.

4. In Options link there are options like Download HD and Download SD.

5. Click on the required link depending on the quality of the video you want to download.

To download a video posted/shared by a friend

Facebook sadly doesn’t allow you download those videos that are posted or shared by your friends. Here is the way –

1. Open Facebook and find the video you want to download.

2. Play it and select the link in the address bar.

3. Then change the URL in Address bar as follows- change “www” to “m” so that the initial part of the URL looks like……

4. Once you change it, press enter to open the mobile version of the page.

5. Once the mobile version of the page opens, click play and right click the video and select Save video as, Save target as or Save link as depending on the browser you are using.

6. Then choose where you want to save it.


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  • Hi, thank you for providing this trick but I don’t think it works on all type of devices. I tried it my self but it doesn’t work. It may be applicable for other platforms. You can also consider using a web-based application to download videos . I am currently using Acethinker’s free Facebook Video Downloader . You can visit the official website to know more about it.

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