How to Download Facebook Videos to Computer, Android and More

author Emily Watson
date Saturday, June 27, 2018

This page covers how to download videos from Facebook. A reader wrote to FonePaw and asked: "How can I download Facebook videos to my computer? I accidentally deleted some of my videos off my hard drive and Facebook is the only place that I have them shared."

Like the user above, you may need to download Facebook videos for various reasons. To save videos from Facebook, you should know the difference between public and private Facebook videos. Public videos on Facebook are the videos that are open to the entire community and you can identify a public video by the earth logo under the username, while a private Facebook video has a people logo, indicating that the post is limited to a group of people.

To download a public Facebook video online, you can simply copy the URL of the video into a Facebook downloader. But downloading a private Facebook video is more complicated.

Whether you want to download public or private Facebook videos, this article will give you the workable ways to download Facebook videos to the computer as easily as possible. And a Facebook video recorder is also provided, which can record live videos, video calls, public and private videos on Facebook.

Also see: How to Download YouTube Videos (opens new window).

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Download Public Facebook Video to Computer, Android, iPhone

VidPaw is an online video downloader for Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, Instagram, etc. It can download Facebook video to MP4, 3GP, WEBM, in 1080p HD, 4K, 2K, 720p, and more.

VidPaw Facebook downloader is also available as a downloader extension for Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari. So you can also go to install its extension to easily download Facebook videos.

Steps to Download Facebook Videos to Computer Online

STEP 1. Copy the URL of Facebook that you want to download. Open Google Chrome, Firefox, or any browser, go to and paste the URL into the empty box.

Copy Facebook Video URL

STEP 2. Click Start. Click one of the Download buttons to download the Facebook video to MP4 in different quality(HD, SD).

Download Facebook Video Online

STEP 3. The Facebook video will be saved to your Android, PC, or Mac.

Download Private Facebook Videos to Computer

If this is a private Facebook video, simply copying the video URL maybe not working. You can follow the steps below to save private Facebook videos to computer.

STEP 1 Open the private Facebook video you want to download. Right-click on the video and select Show Video URL.

Show URL of Private Facebook Videos

STEP 2 Copy its URL to the address bar and change the URL "www" to "m" so the URL should start with "" Enter to open a new window

STEP 3 On the new window, right-click and select Inspect to open the Developer Tools window. Click the first button on the left, then click the video, and you can inspect the video. The link of the video will be shown behind "src=... "

Inspect Private Facebook Videos in Developer Tools

STEP 4 Move the mouse cursor over the private video link and right-click to select Open in a New Tab.

Open Private Facebook Videos in New Tab

STEP 5 The private video will be opened in a new tab. There you can click the Download button to download the private videos on your computer.

Download Private Facebook Videos

Record Facebook Video: Video Call, Live Videos and More

If the method above to download private videos on Facebook sound like too much trouble to you, you can use FonePaw Screen Recorder (opens new window) to easily record the private videos and save it on your PC/Mac. Moreover, with this Facebook recorder, you can also record live videos on Facebook or Facebook video calls on the computer. It can record system sound from Facebook as well as voice from your microphone. The recorded Facebook videos can be saved in MP4, GIF, MOV, and more.

STEP 1 Download the FonePaw Screen Recorder.

STEP 2 Open the recorder and select Video Recorder. The control panel and a dashed line rectangle will show up. Drag the rectangle frame the Facebook video window so that the recorder can record only images on the videos.

Record Facebook Videos

STEP 3 Enable System Sound. And if you need to record Facebook video calls, enable Microphone sound as well. Then click the REC button to start.

STEP 4 During the recording, if you need to leave the computer, you may click the clock icon and set up the duration of the video. The recorder will automatically stop recording and save the Facebook video when the time is up.

Schedule A Facebook Video Recording

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