How to Download Facebook Videos

How to download Facebook videos for free, that is, without having to register, pay for services, or install the software. You can download the free Facebook video using a site called SaveFrom on desktop, iPhone, and Android platforms.

It must be kept in mind that the Facebook video must be public for downloading it. Videos from friends that are shared only with friends or friends of friends are meant to be downloaded from Facebook. Those services claiming other way round does not work.

Let’s check out the steps for how to download Facebook videos for free on every system type, namely:

  • On Desktop
  • On iPhone
  • On Android

Method 1 : How to Download Facebook Videos For Free On Desktop

StepProcedure
1For opening Facebook, go to https://www.facebook.com/. This will open News Feed page when you logged in. If you aren’t, enter email address and password in the top-right corner of the page and click Log in.
2Check for the video that you wish to download.
3Make sure the video is public.
Icon : Meaning
Globe : Downloadable
Lock : Not downloadable
Two-person silhouette : Not downloadable
4On Windows, right-click over the video a few times before the drop-down menu will appear.
On a Mac, you can also hold Ctrl and click the video.
5Click Show video URL at the bottom of the drop-down menu, to prompt a small pop-up box with the Facebook video’s link in it.
6Click the link in the pop-up box to select it, then
press Ctrl+C (Windows) / ⌘ Command+C (Mac) , to copy the link
OR
Right-click the link and tap Copy in the resulting drop-down menu.
7Go to https://en.savefrom.net/ in browser. This website allows downloading videos from Facebook by inputting links.
8Click the “Just insert a link” text box at the top of the page and press Ctrl+V (Windows) / ⌘ Command+V (Mac). The video’s preview icon will pop up below the text field.
OR
Right-click the text field and click Paste in the drop-down menu.
9Press DOWNLOAD prompt to get the video into your computer’s default “Downloads” folder. You may have to confirm download or select a save location depending on browser’s settings.
SaveFrom automatically assigns the highest possible quality to video, still you can also click ∨ to the right of the “MP4 HD” text and then select a different option.

Method 2 : How to Download Facebook Videos For Free On iPhone

StepProcedure
1Download the Documents app with the following steps :-
Open the App Store
Tap Search
Tap the search bar.
Type in documents
Tap Search
Tap GET to the right of the “Documents by Readdle” heading.
Enter Touch ID or Apple ID when prompted.
2Open Facebook. Press iPhone’s Home button to return to the Home Screen, then tap the Facebook app icon, which resembles a white “f” on a dark-blue background to open News Feed if you’re logged into Facebook account. If you are logged out, to login enter email address and password before going ahead.
3Scroll through News Feed to find the video you wish to save.
4Make sure the video is public.
Icon : Meaning
Globe : Downloadable
Lock : Not downloadable
Two-person silhouette : Not downloadable
5Tap video to start playing it to check for any broken link.
6Tap Share placed directly below the video and a menu will pop-up.
7Tap Copy Link in the menu to copy video address to iPhone’s clipboard. In case video is from Facebook “Saved” menu, Copy Link option might not be there.
8Press iPhone’s Home button again to tap the Documents app multicolored “D” icon on a white background.
9Tap Safari icon in the lower-right corner.
10Tap the address bar, text field at the top of the screen.
11Type savefrom.net into the address bar and tap the blue Go button.
12Tap the text field near the top of the page, tap again for keyboard to appear & tap Paste in the pop-up menu.
13To remove pop-up ad just tap X in the top-left corner of the page.
14Green button of download will provide highest available quality.
15Tap Done which is a light-blue button in the upper-right corner of the screen.
16Click the “Downloads” icon which is downward-facing arrow is in the bottom-right side of the screen.
17After downloading finishes, click the video’s name on the Downloads tab to play it in Documents.
18Tap Downloads folder, tap ⋯ below video and tap Share, then do the following:
Tap Save to Files
Select a folder.
Tap Add
Tap Save Video

Method 3 : How to Download Facebook Videos For Free On Android

StepProcedure
1ES File Explorer is a popular file manager that allows you to see Android’s internal folders, which will allow to move the downloaded Facebook video to your Photos app.
To download ES File Explorer, do the following:
Open the Google Play Store
Tap the search bar.
Type in es file explorer
Tap the ES File Explorer result below the search bar.
Tap INSTALL
Tap ACCEPT when prompted.
2Minimize the Google Play Store, then tap the Facebook app icon, a white “f” on a dark-blue background, to open News Feed if you’re logged into Facebook account. If you are logged out, enter email address and password before proceeding further.
3Scroll through News Feed to find video you wish to save.
4Make sure the video is public.
Icon : Meaning
Globe : Downloadable
Lock : Not downloadable
Two-person silhouette : Not downloadable
5Tap video to play to check for any broken link.
6Tap Share which is directly below the video, for a menu to appear.
7Tap Copy Link present in the menu to copy video’s address to Android’s clipboard.
8Tap the Chrome app icon, resembling a red, yellow, green, and blue sphere which is a default browser for most Androids.
9Tap the address bar at the top of the screen, type savefrom.net into the address bar, press Enter or Go button in Android’s keyboard.
10Tap the text field near the top of the page, to click Paste in the pop-up menu. Just close the ads out of it.
11Tap Download, green button in the middle of the page below the video preview. The video will automatically start downloading onto Android’s hard drive or SD card with highest quality available.
12Open ES File Explorer. Exit Chrome, then tap the ES File Manager app icon in the App Drawer.
13Select a storage option by clicking either Internal option or the SD Card option for downloaded files.
14Tap Downloads, placed near the middle of the page or scroll down to see it. All the Android’s downloaded files including Facebook Messenger video will be present here.
15To move the video to Android’s Photos app.
Tap and hold the video to select it.
Tap ⋮ in the bottom- or top-right corner of the screen.
Tap Move to
Tap DCIM in the location selection window.
Tap Camera in the DCIM folder.
Tap OK.

By going through the above article, now it will a manageable affair to “how to Download Facebook Videos For Free”, for every reader who had a bit of problem earlier… Happy Downloading!

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