How To Download Video From Facebook To Computer

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Facebook has become the number one social media platform. In today’s internet loving world, Facebook is life for some user. The user base has consistently increased day by day.

Millions of images and videos are uploaded on Facebook every day. You may have been using Facebook and also uploading your best-captured images or videos.

When you open Facebook, your newsfeed filled with photos, videos, etc. As you are reading this article I assume that you are using Facebook with your desktop or laptop. Or even on mobile too.

I said like this because I have seen many users have switched from mobile to desktop/laptop after the privacy issue of Facebook. Many users uninstalled the Facebook app and start using Facebook wright in their favorite browser.

I have written an article on Facebook vs Facebook Lite. Just visit and know who is superior.

Facebook full with a lot of interesting and funny videos. Some videos have thousands of shares and likes. Have you ever wish to download that video someone shares?

Well, sometimes.

But do you know how to download video from Facebook to a computer?

No!

It’s ok. I also don’t know for a long time even using Facebook. So don’t worry about that.

It is not that much difficult task as you may think. This is very simple. Let’s see how to download video from Facebook to a computer?

Download Facebook videos to computer

There are different methods for downloading videos from Facebook depending on who posted the video.

For instance, if it’s a video you’ve posted and want to download or if it was put up by someone else.

Another thing is that, the download method and the step-by-step procedure will vary depending on the browser you use. Sometime you may use Facebook application itself. So the methods are different for different scenario.

Don’t get confused. I will show you both methods. Beyond that, there is some special method for specific browsers. That part we will cover after covering the first part i.e. who have posted.

Download a video you’ve posted

Let’s see how to download Facebook videos to the computer that you have posted.

  1. Log in to your Facebook account and click the link to your profile at the top of the screen.
  2. On your profile page, in the top section, click More.
  3. From the drop-down menu, Click on Videos. 
    Download a video that you have posted
  4. Move your mouse cursor over the video you’d like to download, click the little pen-like button, and select Download HD or Download SD.
Download video on HD format

Note: The Download HD option will only be available to select if the video was created or recorded in HD quality. If it wasn’t recorded or created in HD quality, then only the Download SD option will be available.

  1. After clicking either of the options, your video should appear in a new tab. Move your mouse over the video and click on the little download icon in the lower right-hand corner.

If the above method doesn’t work, then you can use some other methods as well.

As you have shared a video then there is a chance that you know the source of the video file. I mean you may have shared it from YouTube or directly from your video gallery.

If that’s the case then you may go to the source (if YouTube or something else) and download from there directly.

I assume that you have shared the video from YouTube (as most of the video shared from YouTube itself). So Find the video you have shared if can. The easiest way might be the browsing history of your browser or your YouTube app browsing history.

Simply copy the video URL and pest it in a new tab.

Use a YouTube shortcut to download videos.

Type ss just before the youtube.

Ex:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=demo (Copied URL)

https://www.ssyoutube.com/watch?v=demo (Use ss before the youtube)

(The above two URLs are the demo so don’t copy and pest the same. Use this method for the real video URL.)

You will be redirected to a website where your video is ready to download. You can also choose the quality of the video as well.

Download a video posted on your timeline or by other users

Now see how to download a Facebook video that someone else posted to the computer. This method is a little bit different from the above method. Let’s see what it is.

  1. Log into Facebook account and browse the video you’d like to download.
  2. Right-click on the video and select Show video URL from the drop-down menu that appears.
    show video URL option
  3. Click the URL and then press Ctrl+C or right-click and select Copy from the drop-down menu.
  4. Open a new tab by pressing Ctrl+T.
  5. Paste the URL into the address bar by pressing Ctrl+V, and then press Enter.
  6. Replace “www” or “web” with “mbasic” in the URL and then Press Enter.
    Video download URL
  7. On the next page, click the video to open it in its own window.
  8. Right-click the video and select Save video as… from the drop-down menu that appears.
  9. Choose a save location and a file name for the video, and then click the Save button.

This is the easiest method to download a Facebook video that some share.

As I have mentioned earlier, beyond these methods there are some special methods for specific browsers. These methods will work always.

Let’s discuss that part also.

Also, Read – Best Google apps that must have on your phone

Microsoft Edge browser

In Microsoft Edge browser how to download video from Facebook to the computer. Just follow this simple method.

  1. Log in to your Facebook account
  2. Choose a video and click the Play icon on the video to start the video.
  3. Right-click on the video and select the “Copy video URL at current time” option.
  4. Paste the URL in a website named FBVideo
  5. Choose your quality and a location on your computer where you want to save the video and click Save.

Google Chrome browser

In Google Chrome browser the method download video from Facebook is the same.

  1. Log in to your Facebook account
  2. Click the Play icon on the video to start the video.
  3. Right-click on the video and select the “Copy video URL at current time” option.
  4. Paste the URL in a website named FBVideo
  5. Choose your quality and a location on your computer where you want to save the video and click Save.

You can use another method for this as well.

Install Video Downloader professional Chrome extension and you are good to go.

This is also the easiest method for the Chrome browser to download a Facebook video.

Mozilla Firefox browser

You may use Mozilla Firefox browser. So here is the method.

  1. Log in to your Facebook account
  2. Click the Play icon on the video to start the video you want to download.
  3. Right-click on the video and select the “Copy video URL at current time” option.
  4. Paste the URL in a website named FBVideo
  5. Choose your quality and a location on your computer where you want to save the video and click Save.

Internet Explorer

Someone says Internet Explorer is outdated. But it is still in the race. So how I left it in this list.

  1. Log in to your Facebook account first
  2. Click the little Play icon on the video to start the video you want to download.
  3. Right-click on the video and select the “Copy video URL at current time” option.
  4. Just paste the URL in a website named FBVideo
  5. Choose your quality and a location on your computer where you want to save the video and click Save.

You may think that all the process is almost the same so why I explain in different part? Although the process of downloading Facebook videos to the computer is almost the same in every browser, I have defined separately for clear understanding.

Conclusion

That’s it. These are some of the methods of how to download video from Facebook to the computer. These are the simple methods to download Facebook videos to computer.

You may consider these as some of the safest methods. Facebook also launched its video platform. So in the future, your Facebook timeline may fill with videos more than images. We now start watching this in 2020 as well.

Do you know any other method beyond these? Just leave a comment below and I will add it to this article.

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Bibhu Prasad Bal

A professional blogger, content writer, and a tech-savvy guy. He loves to explain stuff in a simple way, no matter what and how complicated it is.

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