Ever wanted to download a Facebook video, but could not figure out how? In this article, we will give you 4 ways to do just that. You will learn two ways to download them on your desktop and how to download videos on your Android or Apple device.
We have also included a FAQ section to let you know if you have any questions. For example, the legitimacy of everything. Are you allowed to download Facebook videos? If you plan to use videos from other creators under the Fair Use Policy, we cover all of what constitutes certain restrictions.
How to Download Facebook Videos on Your Computer and Smartphone
How to Download Facebook Videos on Your Desktop Computer
Downloading videos to your desktop is one of the easiest ways to get a Facebook video. There are many sites you can use and most can do a better job by offering standard and high-definition video options.
6 sites you can use to download Facebook videos:
- com(will download private Facebook Videos)
When downloading videos to your desktop computer using websites, you fail to make a choice. The basic dynamics of how you get videos are consistent across the sites above. In this example, we will show you how to download videos using fbdown.net.
First, go to Facebook and find the video you want to download. Open the video and click on the video to play in the new browser tab. Next, copy the URL from your browser’s URL bar.
Then, go to fbdown.net and paste the video URL into the URL bar and click Download. Fbdown.net displays a thumbnail of the video along with an additional options button for your download and video quality options. Click the More Options button and then Download HD.
Mac users can choose where the video is stored. PC users can download the video automatically and see their downloads stored in the folder.
How to Download Facebook Videos on an Android Smartphone
Go to the Play Store and search using the word “Video Downloader for Facebook”. Results must have more than 20 options. Here, select the one you want to use. We have selected the app “Video Downloader for Facebook – Video Saver”.
If you want to go directly to the results page, here is a link. Most applications work the same way. To download a video, you need to open Facebook using your mobile browser or Facebook app.
Next, grab a link to the video. You can see this by tapping the share icon. When sharing options are provided, tap More Options and then Tap Copy. The video URL to use later will be added to your smartphone’s clipboard.
Once the video URL has been copied, open the Video Downloader app. If you choose what we have selected, you will notice that many ads appear. In fact, there is an ad on every screen. This cannot be avoided if you follow the free solution.
What we appreciate about this app is that it automatically recognizes the Facebook video URL.
It offers options for downloading video in high definition (HD), standard definition (SD), or MP3. Once you select a format, the apps will automatically save the file to your gallery.
Is Downloading Facebook Videos Illegal?
No. If you download the video from Facebook to watch later, you are fine. However, if you download, modify or upload a modified work by an author without their permission, you have infringed copyright.
What is the Fair use policy?
Fair use policy is a legal principle. It was introduced to promote freedom of expression by allowing copyright-protected work to be used without a license in certain circumstances. For example, it is permissible to use the work of others for critique, commentary, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research.
Why can I no longer download videos from Facebook?
As is often the case, some features change in the Facebook application and on the desktop page. For example, a year ago, I was able to right-click on a video on the desktop and capture the URL for that video. You take its URL and go to the website like 6 listed above and download the Facebook video. That has changed.