How to Download Twitter Videos to iPhone or iPad

By Carrie Murray, Thursday, August 24, 2017

Twitter allows us to post videos up to 140 seconds. When we see an awesome video on Twitter, we may want to download the twitter video and save it to iPhone or iPad so that we can watch or edit it later. However, Twitter doesn’t offer 'save video option' on its app or website. Luckily, we have discovered a super easy trick that allows you to quickly download Twitter videos for free. Also, there are extra tips on how to edit Twitter videos and convert videos to GIF/MP3.

Download Twitter Videos to iPhone/iPad for Free

Step 1. Open Twitter on your computer and log in with your account.

Step 2. Find the video that you want to download. Click the arrow down icon on its top right corner and choose "Copy Link to Tweet".

Twitter Click Link to Tweet

Step 3. Open a new window and paste the link in the search bar. The link should be something like this: https://twitter.com/sample/status/XXX. Type m. or mobile. right after https:// to turn the link into something like https://m.twitter.com/sample/status/XXX or https://mobile.twitter.com/sample/status/XXX.

Twitter Video Link

Step 4. Right click on the video can choose Save Video as. The video will be saved as an MP4 file.

Download Twitter Video

Step 5. You can then transfer the twitter video to your iPhone, iPad or Android phone and save it on your mobile device.

Now you have got the video off Twitter. If you want to edit the video, for example, converting a Twitter video to GIF/MP3, adding watermark, enhancing video quality, move on to Part 2 for some useful tricks.

Twitter Video Converter & Twitter GIF Downloader

Twitter videos are in MP4 or MOV format. If you have downloaded a Twitter video and would like to convert the video to other formats, like GIF/MP3, here is a professional Twitter video converter for you - FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate.

The software, which is available in Win and Mac version, can convert Twitter video to GIF, MP3 and more. Also, if you have a video in other format and want to convert the video to Twitter format for uploading, the converter can help you too. More than just a converter, the software can also help you to download GIF from Twitter and enhance the video quality (upscale resolution, optimize brightness and contrast, crop/rotate/flip video, remove noise, add watermark, etc.)

Download the free trial version of FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate.

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1. Convert Twitter Video to GIF/MP3

Step 1. Launch the Twitter video converter, click Add file to add the Twitter video that you just downloaded.

Step 2. On the Profile column, choose GIF, MP3 or other formats that you like.

Step 3. Click Convert. The Twitter video will be converted to a GIF image, MP3 file or other formats that you have chosen.

Convert Video to GIF


2. Download Twitter GIF

Step 1. On your computer, find the GIF that you want to download from Twitter.com.

Step 2. Click the arrow down icon and choose Embed Tweet.

Twitter Embed Tweet

Step 3. Copy the code and paste it in a TXT or DOC file. Find the link like pic.twitter.com/XXX and copy the link.

Copy Twitter Embed Code

Step 4. Open FonePaw converter and click Download. Paste the link in the URL blank and add https:// to turn it into a workable URL: https://pic.twitter.com/XXX.

Step 5. Click Analyze. And when the converter has done analyzing the video, click Download to get it on your computer.

Download Twitter GIF


Extra Tip: Edit Twitter Video

You can also use FonePaw converter to edit Twitter video. Click Edit on the software, you can then choose to rotate or crop the video or enhance the video quality.

Edit Video

With this video converter, you can better enjoy Twitter videos. Enjoy!

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