How to Download Facebook Videos to Computer

Facebook is the most popular social networking site. The most important features of this site are photo and video sharing. Peoples are used to share trading videos and photos on facebook. There are so many ways to download facebook video but they are not as popular as downloading youtube video. There has lots of online facebook video downloading site but most of them has bugs and many of them drive you to the irrelevant pages.


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I have a simple tricks to download facebook video without going any online video downloading website or without downloading any software.

Video Tutorial to Download Facebook Videos

If you don’t like the video tutorial or need more instructions, then continue reading

Download Facebook Videos Without Any Software

Found a video on facebook and save the video to you computer or mobile by using my method. This method tells you to download facebook video directly from facebook without going additional web page or without downloading any additional software. Now download the facebook video to your pc or mobile before removing the video from facebook. To download facebook video, follow the steps given bellow with picture.

Step-1: Find the video and determine if the video is hosted by facebook

how to download facebook videos


Facebook hosted means, videos are uploaded by user directly to Facebook and you can download only this type of video by using my technique.
Note: Facebook hosted video has no host site name underneath the video.

Step-2: Click on the video and play the video

how to download facebook videos

Step-3: Edit the video URL

how to download facebook videos

Now look at the browser bar and edit the video url by clicking on the browser bar. If you can not find the url of the video, then right click on the video and click on Show Video URL. Then Copy The video url.

How to Download Facebook Videos

Step-4: Replace https://www by m and press Enter button

how to download facebook videos

Just replace the https://www by m of your video URL as mentioned above picture that is facebook mobile version URL.

Before editing:……………
After editing:…………..

After changing the url, press enter button and now a new page will come that is actually mobile version of facebook.

Step-5: Click on the video to download

how to download facebook videos
A new page will come just like this picture and click on the video as mentioned in the picture by red arrow.

Step-6: Save The Facebook Video to Your Computer

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A new page will open with that facebook video. Now right click on video and click on Save Video As…. It will save the video to your device.

I think this is the most easiest and safe method to download facebook videos. I did this on Firefox browser and I usually use this method to download facebook video. I am sharing this with you hoping that it will help you too.
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  1. Reply
    Bruce December 28, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    When the new page appears (after replacing the “https://www” with “m” just like the picture shows, clicking on the video as mentioned in the picture by red arrow does not initiate an option to download nor does it offer any context menu to download – it just plays, that is all… it does NOT download.

    • Reply
      BTS December 28, 2015 at 4:09 pm

      An update is made just now after your comment.
      Just right click on the video and select save link as.
      Thanks for your comment.

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    Gail DiBernardo May 21, 2016 at 4:42 am

    Hi can you please help me figure this out? I press for it to copy but nothing happens. Thank you so so much

    • Reply
      BTS May 21, 2016 at 5:29 am

      Hey Gail DiBernardo, I am sorry for the problem. I made an update after your comment. Please check the article again. Now everything OK. Hope you can download facebook video easily.

  3. Reply
    Dee dee June 27, 2016 at 1:58 am

    Thank you for helping me figure this out!

    • Reply
      BTS June 27, 2016 at 6:14 am

      Its my pleasure!

  4. Reply
    Alex July 1, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    Thank you much!!! That was a great help!

  5. Reply
    Elen July 11, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    Thanks buddy! Its working for me.

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    Mary Kalantzis July 13, 2016 at 8:53 am

    Thank you !!! It works !!!!!!!!!

    • Reply
      BTS July 13, 2016 at 11:03 am

      Its my pleasure!

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    jenny July 16, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    This is awesome way to download. Quality is really compromised. Any way to improve that?

    • Reply
      BTS July 17, 2016 at 6:50 am

      Actually facebook destroy the quality. So I think there is no option. 🙁

  8. Reply
    sharon c August 25, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    I just tried your method and it worked perfectly! Thanks so much for posting this, as there are so many videos I wanted to save!


  9. Reply
    Sandy Mal August 30, 2016 at 1:12 am

    Thanks so much! Instructions were very easy to follow!

  10. Reply
    Bryan D. October 4, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    You rock, thanks for sharing!!!

  11. Reply
    Ele November 6, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    When I right click on the video after I’ve changed the url to m.facebook, it will only allow me to save it if I have QuickTime 7 Pro. Can you help?

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      bNewTech November 7, 2016 at 5:47 am

      Hey, then click save. It will download then to your pc.

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    MAL November 19, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    How can I save directly to my iPhone?

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    sylvie December 20, 2016 at 8:27 am

    Ugh…it wont allow me to make any changes to the URL. When I click on the URL it turns blue and won’t allow me to type any letters or backspace etc.

    Any other suggestions please??

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    jib August 24, 2017 at 11:35 am

    thank you so much, dear. it really helped. this thing used to gimme headache.

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    AMH September 1, 2017 at 8:55 am


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