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How To Download Videos From Facebook

Jamie Landry
August 31, 2023
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So, you want to download videos from Facebook? Whether you want to capture a trending meme, share a content idea with your team or simply have it for your records, you might be surprised to learn there’s more than one way to download Facebook videos. 

In this blog, we discuss: 

  • Why download videos from Facebook?
  • How to download videos from Facebook on PC. 
  • How to download videos from Facebook to any computer.
  • How to download videos from Facebook to your iPhone.
  • How to download videos from Facebook to your Android. 
  • How to download a video from Facebook comments.
  • How to download a live Facebook video. 

Why Download Videos From Facebook?

There are a few reasons someone might want to know how to download a video from Facebook. One of the main reasons to download videos from Facebook is to have a copy of a video that could be deleted. While it’s great to share recent social links in online content (depending on the example) having a backup video can be a handy replacement instead scouring socials for a new video. Brands might want to download UGC or any other content relevant to their brand that has the potential to be removed from Facebook.

Video downloads can also be helpful to collect ideas for future videos or even share the most popular video styles and themes with your social and content teams. 

How To Download Videos From Facebook on PC

Curious how to download videos from Facebook on your PC? Here’s the easiest way to save a Facebook video to your computer:

  • Go to the unique landing page for the Facebook video you want to download.
  • In the address bar, replace ‘www’ with the word ‘mbasic’ and hit enter or return.
  • Play the video (this might appear in a new browser). 
  • When the video is over, click the three dots in the bottom right corner of the video itself, not your browser tool bar.
  • Click download.
  • Your video is now ready to view! 

How To Download Videos From Facebook to Computer

Users can download videos from Facebook to any computer using the ‘mbasic’ method above. However, if you’re looking for an alternative method, using a site straight from your browser is a popular way to download videos from Facebook: 

  • Copy your desired video link. 
  • Go to fdown.net.
  • Paste the Facebook video link in the address bar that says ‘Enter Facebook Video Link’ and click ‘Download’.
  • From there, select the video quality you wish to download — choose from normal quality or HD quality. You can also click ‘More Options’ here to fix the audio if necessary. 
  • Your video will be available in your downloads folder.

How To Download Videos From Facebook to Phone

The ‘mbasic’ method also works on most phones if you watch or open videos through your phone’s web browser. However, if you want to know how to download videos from Facebook with another method, there are websites and apps that work well for iPhone and Android users. 

How To Download Videos From Facebook to iPhone

If you want to download a specific video from Facebook to your iPhone, one of the most popular ways to save videos to your phone is with an app or website accessed from your phone’s web browser. One of the most popular and user-friendly sites for this purpose is FBVideoDown. This app also lets you download Facebook Stories and Reels, making it a great option to download a range of video content on Facebook. 

It requires no sign-ups or downloads, meaning you don’t have to sacrifice valuable storage space — here’s how to use it: 

  • Go to fbvideodown.com
  • Paste your Facebook video link into the download bar and click ‘Download’.
  • From there, your video will be available in your downloads folder. 

How To Download Videos From Facebook to Android

The process of downloading videos from Facebook to your Android is quite similar to the process on iPhone. However, there are some unique apps available for Android users — but it’s worth noting that FBVideoDown and the ‘mbasic’ method work for Android users, too. 

For Android users, one of the best apps to download Android videos is the Advanced Download Manager app. This app lets you download up to five files at a time and works offline. This is how to To use Advanced Download Manager:

  • First, copy the link of the video you want to download. 
  • Paste this link into Advanced Download Manager, and name your video file. 
  • Click ‘Start’.
  • Your video will not be available in your downloads folder, or any other specific folder you’ve pre-selected in the app. 

Advanced Download Manager gives you the ability to customize your download speed, if your proxy is activated or not, how many active download threads you’d like, which folder your video will be saved to and more, making this a great option for a video-savvy team that wants to maintain file quality. 

How To Download a Live Video From Facebook

Downloading a video from Facebook Live can be done straight from Facebook itself. To download a live video from Facebook: 

  • Go to the ‘Live’ tab and select the video you wish to download. 
  • Click the video and open it in full-screen. 
  • Select the three dots and click ‘Download video’. 
  • Your video will automatically download and be available in your downloads folder. 

Enhance Video Strategy With Dash Hudson

Dash Hudson complements your video content with a range of features that help you leverage content opportunities and measure your success. 

Competitive Insights let you benchmark your performance against competitors, while Campaign Reporting gives you options to customize your reporting, view your best creative assets across all channels and discover opportunities to boost ROI. Campaign Reporting provides insights into which investments went well, which formats drive the most revenue and more. 

When it comes to your creative assets, UGC pulls out the most influential pieces of content for your brand so you can make informed decisions about your content, social and influencer strategies — Creative Intelligence pulls in performance trends for owned, earned and competitive content to ensure you’re sharing video content with the best chance of performing successfully on a given channel.   

FAQs

Why can’t I download Facebook videos? 

If you can’t download a Facebook video, the video is likely private. Depending on which tool you use to download, the software might also have difficulty recognizing the video URL. 

How do I download a video from Facebook Reels? 

While not every video-downloading tool has the capability to download Reels, the ‘mbasic’ method works for Facebook Reels — to download Facebook Reels: 

  • Click the three dots in the top right corner of the Reel you want to download.
  • Select ‘Copy link’. 
  • Past the link in your browser.
  • Replace ‘www’ with ‘mbasic’, and hit ‘enter’ or ‘return’.
  • Play the video. 
  • Once the video has played, click the three dots in the bottom right corner and select ‘download’.
  • Your video will now be available in your downloads folder. 

How can I save Facebook videos to my phone? 

The easiest way to save Facebook videos is with the ‘mbasic’ method detailed above — this method works with any phone with an internet browser and a download folder, so the majority of smartphones can accommodate this. 

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