How to Download Facebook Videos to Computer or Phone

By Emily Watson, 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."

Facebook can be a useful backup medium for our cool videos if we know how to download facebook videos. Also, there are so many video clips made by our friend on Facebook. If we figure out the way to download them, we can enjoy them anytime we want.

Whether you want to download public or private Facebook videos, this article provides three ways for you to download facebook video as easy as possible. Also see: How to Download YouTube Videos.

Solution 1: Download Private and Public Facebook Video to Computer

Besides being video converter, FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate is also a video downloader. This software not only allows you to download public and private videos from Facebook, but from YouTube, BBC, TED, Yahoo, Dailymotion and more. Just download it right now and follow the steps below to download your favorite Facebook videos.

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1. Install and run the video downloader

After downloading, install and launch the program on your computer. Then, click "Download" in the top tool bar.

2. Copy the URL of the video that you want to download

Open Facebook.com in your browser to find the URL of the video that you want to download. Then, copy the URL.

Copy the URL Link of Facebook Video

3. Add the Facebook video URL to the program

Go back to the video downloader and paste the video's Link. Then, click "Analyze".

Add Facebook Video URL to Program

4. Start to download Facebook video.

Once the URL is parsed successfully, simply click "OK" button on the bottom right to download the Facebook video.

Download Online Facebook Videos

You might like to watch the downloaded Facebook videos on some portable devices, like iPhone, iPad, Samsung and so on. In this case, you need to convert the downloaded videos to your device compatible format with FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate first and transfer the Facebook video to iPhone, Android. Or you can turn to VidPaw below, which can not only download Facebook video to computer, but to mobile phone. 

Solution 2: Download Facebook Video on Android, iPhone, PC, Mac

VidPaw is an online video downloader to download videos from Facebook, YouTube, etc. on Android, iPhone, PC, Mac. It can download both public and private Facebook video to MP4, 3GP, WEBM, in 1080p HD, 4K, 2K, 720p and more. 

STEP 1. Copy the URL of the Facebook that you want to download. Open Google Chrome, Firefox or any browser, go to vidpaw.com 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.

Solution 3: Download a Friend's Facebook Video

1. Open the Facebook video you want to download

Open Facebook and find and open the video you want to download.


2. Modify the URL

In the address bar, change the URL "www" to "m" so the URL should start with https://m.facebook.com/...


3. Download Facebook videos

Once changed press enter to open the mobile version of the page and follow the steps below on your browser.

• Chrome browser users: Click play and right-click the video and choose the option "Save video as...." and choose where you want to save the video.

• Firefox browser users: Right-click the video icon and click "Save Link as..." and choose where you want to save the video.

• Internet Explorer browser users: Right-click the video icon and click "Save target as..." and choose where you want to save the video.

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