Facebook is the best place to share memories and good times spent with family and friends. This means that often, a Facebook post in the form of a picture or video, that involves multiple people, will want to be saved by the people tagged in it by the person who posted it. Now a picture is pretty easy to save directly from the site, but a video requires a little more effort.
The easiest way to do this is a Facebook video downloader, that works the same way as a YouTube downloader. However, that is not the only method. There is also a slightly longer, manual method, which is used especially by people who do not want to take the help of third-party resources as a precaution measure to prevent entry of malware into their PC.
The steps to download a Facebook video to your computer by the above methods is given below:
- Online Video Downloader – Copy the URL of the Facebook video by right-clicking on it and pressing “Copy video URL”. Now go to a New Tab in your browser and open a video downloader site that supports FB. Paste the link in its search bar and press Enter. A number of quality and format options will be shown for the video. Choose the desired one and click on “Download”.
- Video Downloader Application – Download and install an FB video downloader software in your computer. Now copy the video URL in the same manner as before and open the downloader. Paste the link in the search bar of the downloader and click on Enter. Again, a number of download options will be shown as before. Click on the required one and click on “Download”.
- Video Downloader Extension – Install a video downloader extension from the web store of your web browser. Then, whenever you will copy the link of an FB video, the extension will show a pop-up or drop-down menu with download options. Some intuitive ones may even detect all videos on the page and show the download links to them when you click on the icon in the toolbar of your browser. In either case, choosing the desired option will download the video.
- Manual Method – Copy the video URL and open a New Tab in the browser. Paste the link link in the address bar and replace the part before “facebook” in the link with “m.” and press Enter. Now press Ctrl+Shift+I(capital i) to open the Developer console. Click on the arrow icon on the top left of the console, click on the video, right-click on the highlighted link in the console and click “Copy link address”. In a New Tab, paste the link in the address bar and press Enter. Click on the vertical ellipsis at the bottom right and click “Download”.
All these methods effectively bypass intellectual property rights to extract the video from the page. It is therefore advised to ask the permission of the page owner before making the download, just to be on the safe side.