How to Download or Save Videos from Facebook to PC/Mac & Android/iPhone

Save Download Videos from Facebook
"How do I save someone else's video they have uploaded to my computer? My sister uploaded a video from her phone to her Facebook, now how do I save that video from her Facebook to my computer? As I need to upload it to a website. Please someone help me, it must be possible." – Morgan Park
"How can I download a FB video to my computer by Google Chrome? I cannot able to download the video files from FB. Give me a solution." – Abdulla A Ambatt

If you have visited Facebook Help Community, you would find a lot of questions as above. As the largest video hosting and streaming sties on the Internet, Facebook hasn't come out with any option to help you watch videos offline, which could be really troublesome sometime. So in this article, we are going to show you the easiest method to save videos from Facebook on computer without using any software. If you want to download videos from Facebook to iPhone/Android, you could also find perfect Facebook videos downloader here.

Part 1. How to save videos from Facebook to computer/Mac

The easiest way to save videos on Facebook

By default, Facebook is using Adobe Flash on most systems to serve its contents. There is no automatic fallback to HTML5 video or an option to switch to the new standard instead. While you could use a Facebook video download extensions to save video in its original form from Facebook, there is an even easier option to save FB videos without using any software. All you have to do is the following:

Facebook Download Videos

Step 1Play the Facebook video you want to download.

Step 2Replace the "WWW" part of the URL with "m" and press Enter.

Step 3Right-click on the video and select the "Save Video As" option displayed in the context menu.

Step 4Select a location on your hard drive you want to save the video to.

Professional Facebook video downloader to download videos from Facebook

Downloading Facebook videos without any software is quick enough, but you can save Facebook videos as its original video formats. With a professional Facebook videos downloader, you could not only save a video off Facebook easily, but also convert it to other video formats according to your need. Here we recommend you a perfect one, the instruction is as below.

Step 1Login your Facebook account and find the video you want to download. Open the Facebook video and copy the site address.

Step 2Launch the Facebook video downloading software on your computer.

Step 3Click "Paste URL", the URL of the video will be automatically pasted to the URL box.

Paste URL

Step 4Tab "Analyze" to analyze Facebook video. It will provide all kinds of resolutions for you to download. Select the preferred one and then click "OK".

Analyze Facebook video

Within a few seconds, you can get the video from Facebook downloaded on your computer. More than that, you can also choose to convert the downloaded Facebook video to other video formats directly. Just click "Automatically Convert to" and select the audio format you preferred before downloading. Then you can download videos from Facebook to other video formats as you like.

Part 2. How to download videos from Facebook to iPhone/Android

Watching online videos on smart phones are getting popular these days. But like we have discussed above, you can save a Facebook to a list, but would still need an internet connection to buffer the videos. So how to save and watch FB videos on iPhone/Android? Continue to read.

Downloading Facebook videos on iOS devices

We have talked how to download videos from YouTube on iPhone before. Similarly, you can use a great application to help you download videos from Facebook to iPhone/iPad/iPod.

Copy Facebook URL

Step 1Download an app called MyMedia from the App Store.

Step 2Open Facebook app and look for the video you would like to download. After playing the video, tap on the "Share" option to copy the direct URL of video.

Download Video from Facebook to iPhone

Step 3Open MyMedia app and go to the built-in browser. Here, open up a website called and paste the video URL link copied from Facebook app to decode the video link.

Step 4You'll find the option to download the Facebook video. Give the file a name and start the download. Once the download is finished, you will be able to see the file in the Media tab of the app.

Downloading Videos from Facebook on Android

Like downloading FB videos on iPhone, as long as you find a good Facebook videos downloader app, things would become very easy. Here I recommend you a good method to download Facebook videos in Android mobile. Follow the steps:

Save Facebook Video on Android

Step 1Download ES Explorer on your Android.

Step 2Open Facebook app and look for the video you would like to download. After playing the video, tap on option box in the right side and choose "Save Video".

Step 3Once you click video option, the video will be immediately saved in your Facebook profile logs. To get it downloaded in Android phone, go back to the newsfeed normal timeline and tap the three bars options tab above the video and click "Saved" tab from the options pane.

Download Videos from Facebook to Android

Step 4Here, you will see the saved video(s). Click on the saved video and you will see different options about how would you want your video played.

Step 5In order to get download Facebook videos Android, tap the 'ES Downloader' option. Then the Facebook video will start downloading in your phone.

In this article, we have maily discussed how to save videos from Facebook on computer/Mac and iPhone/Android. If you have more simple methods to download a video from Facebook, be free to leave your comments down below.

author picture

September 04, 2017 12:28 / Updated by to Video, Facebook, Downloader
Follow @Jenny Ryan