How to Download Facebook Videos on Your Computer?


👤 Diwas Poudel    🕒 May 13 2022    📁 Fix    📜 0 comment

When was the last time you watched a video on Facebook and wanted to download it for later use? Probably, not long ago! This happens with a lot of us! Being one of the largest social media platforms with more than 2.9 Billion active users naturally makes Facebook a place with lots of videos as well. There are millions of videos available on Facebook, and some of them influence us so much that we want to download them immediately.

Most of the videos posted on Facebook are memes, feature films, motivational speeches, reels, and gaming live streams, and you need to store them on your device for offline usage. However, downloading a video from Facebook is a tricky task. Some people look for a browser to download Facebook video clips, but there is no need to do that. You simply need to be aware of some really effective tools for this purpose.

It should be noted that several tools can help you download Facebook video clips easily, but not many people are aware of those tools. We have tried to outline some tools and methods that can make the task of Facebook video download really easy for you. If you want to know more details about these methods, then read this article till the very end. Further details are given below:

1 Internet Download Manager

Whenever we think of downloading a video from any website, the first name that comes to our mind is IDM (Internet Download Manager). Such is the authority of this video downloading tool in its category. This tool holds the topmost position amongst video downloading software for desktop and laptop PCs. It allows users to download videos from Facebook as well.

If you have an IDM plug-in installed in the browser, it will show you the download panel once you start watching a video posted on Facebook in the web player. However, if the download panel doesn’t show up, then you need to check the settings of IDM. There is a high possibility that your IDM needs an update or the box for the respective format of the video file is not checked. Moreover, it can be a problem because of the “don’t capture video automatically from web player” check box as well.

It should be noted that this tool doesn’t allow the user to download videos from Facebook or any other website for free. You need to be a premium user or sign up for a 30-days trial to enjoy the working of this tool. You can download this tool by visiting the website of Internet Download Manager.

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2 Facebook Video Downloader - SmallSEOTools

We all know SmallSEOTools is a popular platform that offers a wide collection of tools for a variety of purposes. One of these tools is Facebook Video Downloader by SmallSEOTools; as the name suggests, it allows users to download Facebook video clips. A great thing about this tool is the ease of use it offers to a wide variety of users belonging to multiple demographics. If you want to use this FB video downloader here are the steps:

1 Simply click the URL: https://smallseotools.com/facebook-video-downloader/. Once you access the aforementioned URL, there will be a box asking for the link of the video you want to download from Facebook.

2 Simply go to Facebook and then search for the facebook video you want to download. Then hover over the video and press Ctrl from Keyboard and Left Click from mouse.This will open video in new URL . Then just copy the URL from there and paste it into the given box on the page of the Facebook video downloader by SmallSEOTools.

download facebook video using smallseotool
fig. download facebook video using smallseotools

3 Once you do it and click on the download button, you will be provided with options to download a video in either standard definition (SD) or high definition (HD). You can choose any option according to your requirement, and the video will be downloaded to your device. You can use this Facebook video download tool for free, like most of the tools offered by SmallSEOTools. This tool is compatible with smartphones, tablets, and PCs. 

select sd and hd option and click on download
fig. select sd and hd option and click on download
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3 Facebook Video Download without Use of Any Tool

While there are several tools to download Facebook videos in the same resolution as it was available on Facebook. You can use a method as well that allows you to download Facebook videos without the use of any tool. If you don’t want to use any tool for Facebook video download, then this method is going to come in handy for you. However, it should be noted that using this method may result in a significant reduction in the original resolution of the video.

All you have to do is play a video on the web player in your browser and right-click on the video; once you do the right-click, there will be options like play, mute, and copy the link. You can easily copy the link from there, or go above the comments and click the button with 3 dots, and you will find the copy the link option. You can copy the link to the video either way. Once you do this, open a new tab in your browser and post the link in the box. Upon posting the entire link in the box, replace the www at the beginning with mbasic and press enter.

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You will see the post on Facebook with the video opening in the tab

  • Right-click on the video
  • Choose the option saying “open link in new tab”.
  • Once you do this, the video will open in a separate tab where you can right-click and select the option “Save as…”.
  • Opting for the said option will take you to the selection of folder where you want to save that particular video, and then press enter; the video will be saved easily to your desktop for offline use.

Final Thoughts

Facebook is a great source of useful videos, and users want to download some videos from Facebook for offline use. However, they find it difficult as they don’t know the methods or tools for this purpose. We have discussed a few useful tools and methods to help you in this regard. We hope you will find these details helpful and use any of the above-discussed methods for the Facebook video download the next time.