How to download video from Facebook to phone and computer

Video is part of what makes social media platforms interesting to users apart from texts and images. It is possible for you to come across a video on Facebook that you will like to keep, it could be that you don’t have the time to watch it at the moment or you love the video and will like to keep a copy on your phone or computer. You should however know that Facebook will not directly allow you to download video off its platform, and that is why they keep ensuring that you keep coming back. For instance, when you select a video to watch, you will see an option to “Save Video”, and when you click on it, it will only add your video to the list of saved video’ bookmarks to watch later on Facebook. If your intention is to keep the video on your device or share it with someone else’s device, this is not an option for you.

Whichever video you want to download be it educative or entertainment videos it is possible to download and keep it on your device. In this article, we shall be looking at how you can download video from Facebook both on your phone and desktop.

To download a Facebook video on an Android device, tap the three-dot icon on the video and Copy Link. Then paste the link into a browser and replace the www with mbasic. Next, long-tap the video, and select Download video.

How to download Facebook video on an Android phone

To download videos from Facebook to your Android phone, follow this step-by-step method:

Step 1: Open the Facebook app on your Android device and login in case you have not.

Step 2: Search for the video you wish to download and tap on the three-dot icon which you will see above the video

Step: The video link will show up, copy it.

Step: Open your web browser and paste the link you copied there.

Step: Replace the ‘www’ in the URL with ‘mbasic’ in the URL, it should appear like this

Step: Then press the enter key for eh page to load

Step:  The video should appear, tap and hold the video for few seconds, a pop-up menu will show up with the option ‘Download video’.

Step: Proceed to download. That is it.

How to Download Videos from PC

This method only works when you use it on only so don’t expect it to work on your Facebook app and, this means you will need to go to Facebook on your browser first.

Follow this step-by-step method to download video from Facebook

Step 1: Go to on your web browser

Step 2: Then, find the video you want to download, and select Share this will make the video URL pop up.

Step 3: You can then copy the URL and paste it into and different new tab.

Step 4:  Once that is done, change the www in the video address to mbasic. For example from to

Step 5: After changing it, tap Enter to load the new address.

Step 6: With the changes, you will now have a Facebook mobile interface that will allow you to download the video.

Step 7: The next thing is to right-click on the video and select ‘open link in new tab’. You will see the video in the new tab without any text

Step 8: In the new tab, right-click on the video and select ‘Save video As’

Step 9: You can now finally save the video on your computer.

How to Download Videos From Facebook to an iPhone

To download any video from Facebook to your iPhone, just go to the video you want you to download, tap Share on the video, copy the video link that appears. You will then use the MyMedia app to access, paste the link you copied, the option to download will appear, click on it to download the video. Thereafter, you can now go to the Media tab, then tap Save to Camera Roll.


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