Facebook is still undeniably the most engaged social network in this present era. Considering the fact that thousands of people sign up for an account on FB daily, people tend to use the social network as a fast means to share information, pictures, videos, music and more.
For some time now, the rate at which videos are being uploaded on Facebook is quite alarming. I am guilty of the fact that I have uploaded about one or two videos on FB myself.
Oh well, we are not here to analyze Facebook and the rate at which videos are been uploaded on the social network but, there are some awesome videos you see on Facebook which gets you wishing you could download them right? Good! So, how about we stop wishing and start downloading those videos!
If using a computer, there are some extensions you could use in downloading videos directly on Facebook. Some software programs like IDM even work for this but, since am not the type who enjoys installing different programs on my laptop for some simple task, I’d rather choose the manual and easiest method to downloading a video that was uploaded on Facebook.
Steps To Downloading Facebook Videos Using Computer Via Mobile version
Here, we will be showing you how to download videos on Facebook Using a computer but via the mobile version of the website. Don’t let that confuse you, you will understand better by the time we are almost done.
Let’s use a computer here. Hence, access the Facebook video using a computer
- When you are on the FB video you’d like to download, instead of clicking directly on the video, right click on it and Click on ‘Open link in new tab‘.
- As directed, the link will be opened in a new tab. Navigate to the address bar and change the www to m. For example, change https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=914840845207303&id=100000441872392&_rdr to https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=914840845207303&id=100000441872392&_rdr
- Changing the www to m will allow the page to display the mobile version of Facebook for that page. Now, right click on the video thumbnail and click on ‘save link as…‘
- Alternatively, when on the mobile version of the page, click on the video and depending on your browser, this should begin playing. Right-click and select save video.
- Depending on your browser settings, You should probably get a prompt to download the video to a folder on your computer or the download commences automatically. Choose to download and you have successfully downloaded the Facebook video.
There you have it. Downloading Facebook videos is very simple and logical. If you have questions and comments regarding downloading videos uploaded on Facebook social network, please use the comment form.