Download Facebook Videos for Free: 12 Steps (with Pictures)

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Download Facebook Videos for Free: 12 Steps (with Pictures)
Download Facebook Videos for Free: 12 Steps (with Pictures)
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Found a video on Facebook that you'd like to save? Are you afraid that the person who posted the video will delete it before you can watch it properly? Want to transfer the video to your phone so you can watch it at a later time? Then you will first have to download the video from Facebook. Follow the steps in this article to be able to download any video from Facebook, even a private video!

Steps

Part 1 of 2: Download Facebook videos

Download Facebook Videos Free Step 1

Step 1. Determine if the video is hosted by Facebook

The videos on Facebook are often hosted by other websites, but it can also be hosted by Facebook. Look at what's below the video preview and title. If no host is listed, the video is hosted by Facebook itself.

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Step 2. Right click on the video

Select "Download Linked File" from the menu that appears. You can also load the video and then copy the URL (address) from the browser's address bar.

The address will look something like this: 'http://facebook.com/photo.php?v=xxxxxxxxxxxxx' or 'http://facebook.com/video/video.php?v=xxxxxxxxxxxxx'

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Step 3. Go to a website that allows you to download videos on Facebook

There are several websites online that allow you to do this. The sites are paid for by ads, so there are often fake download buttons on the sites. Just click the download button next to the text field. If necessary, set your browser to block ads. These are the more popular sites to download videos from Facebook:

  • http://FBDown.net
  • https://fbvideox.com
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Step 4. Paste the URL into the text field

Click the download button to the right of the text field. Now you come to the download page of the video you want to download.

If you get a message that the video is 'Private', click on the 'Private Video Downloader' and follow the instructions

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Step 5. Right click on the download link

Depending on the video you can choose 'Low quality' and 'High quality' (high quality), choose what you want here. Right click on the link and select 'Save link as…'. Now you can give the file a name of your choice and set the location where you want to save it.

The video file will be in.mp4 format, so you may need to download a player that supports this format

Part 2 of 2: Download private Facebook videos

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Step 1. Open Facebook in Google Chrome

You need the "Chrome Web Developer" tool to find the link to the private video. Chrome is a free browser that you can download from Google.

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Step 2. Open the link to the video you want to download

The video should open in its own window.

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Step 3. Click on the Chrome menu button

You will find this button in the top right corner of the window. It looks like three horizontal lines. Mouse over 'Tools' and then select 'Developer Tools'. A small bar will appear at the bottom of the page.

Click the 'Undock' button in the lower left corner to open the developer tools in a separate window. This way you can navigate more easily

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Step 4. Click on the 'Network' tab

Now a list of all items on the current web page opens.

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Step 5. Play the video

In order for the video to appear, you will have to play the video from start to finish in the Facebook window. When the video is ready, click on the 'Type' column to sort the list by file type. Scroll down until you find the file labeled 'video/mp4'.

If you're playing the video and you don't see the file, keep the tools open and refresh the Facebook page with the video. Play it again from start to finish and check the list. You may have to do this several times before the video appears

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Step 6. Right click on the video's address in the 'Name' column

Select 'Open link in new tab'. A new tab with just the video will now open.

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Step 7. Right click on the video

Select 'Save video as…' and choose the location where you want to save the video and choose a name.

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