We’re uploading content to the internet every day: photos, videos, recipes, presentations, etc. Uploading content comes as second nature. It’s downloading that content that gets kind of iffy.
Learning how to download a Facebook video is important for many reasons. It should be a key part of every Facebook marketing strategy!
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You could download the recipe tutorial that Grandma uses at Thanksgiving. You could download your competitor’s advertising campaign to save and make comparisons. You could download a potential hire’s video uploads to scan for inappropriate behavior.
If you’re interested in learning how to download Facebook videos for professional or personal reasons, follow the instructional guide below.
How to download a Facebook video
- Open up the desired video on Facebook
- Right-click anywhere on the video and press "show video URL"
- Copy the URL
- Paste the URL onto a website for Facebook video downloads
- Download video
How to download Facebook videos
Facebook does not let you download videos straight from their platform. Presumably, this is because they’d rather you watch videos on Facebook and spend more time on their website.
In order to download Facebook videos, you will need to utilize a third-party app or website. (The same is true when you want to download Instagram videos or content from various other social media platforms.) There are a number of safe options from which you can choose. This article will walk you through a few different options.
FBDown.net is a website that helps you download Facebook videos. It does not require any sort of software download or account creation. For this reason, it is an easy solution to saving content you’ve found online.
Here are the instructions listed on their website.
1. Find the video you’re wanting to download.
Right click anywhere on the video and select, “show video URL.”
2. Copy the video URL
3. Open up FBdown.net
Paste the address into the URL box. Press “download.”
4. Choose download quality
You can choose to download the video in normal quality, or HD quality. Click on the option you prefer.
5. Download on next page
The video will open up in a different window. Click on the three dots option in the bottom right corner of the video and select “download.” From here, the video will appear in your desktop files as a download.
You can play it, send it, save it, put it in a presentation, or do whatever else you’d like with it (See: How to Embed a YouTube Video in PowerPoint).
KeepVid has a strategy similar to FBdown.net.
Follow the steps previously mentioned to get a video’s URL. To recap, those steps were:
- Find the video you want to download
- Right click that video
- Select “show video URL”
- Copy that video URL
From here, you copy the URL into KeepVid’s downloader bar.
KeepVid provides you with a host of formats for downloading your video. Choose from one of their available options.
You’ve got the down-low on downloading
Now you know how to download a Facebook video. It is worth mentioning that you should practice caution when going to any website to download content. Clicking on a confusing ad or downloading videos from a malicious site could put your computer and information at risk.
As always, use your best judgment when trusting unfamiliar websites
Downloading videos is just one useful strategy! If you want to learn how to do more with Facebook, check out the following: