The way people use Facebook has changed a lot now-a-days. You do not consider Facebook as a social media only, Facebook plays a great role about business and entertainment as well. As a video sharing platform, you can consider Facebook just beside YouTube and Vimeo. Though, the way of sharing video is completely different, yet the shared videos on Facebook give lots of fun and lessons to the viewers. The authority does not give any privilege to Facebook users for downloading Facebook videos directly to PC. However, there is an option that allows you to mark any video as favourite for watching later or in vacant time. Still, you have to download FB videos if you want to watch it offline at the time when you face some sorts of login problems with your Facebook account or something else.
Looking for downloading of Facebook videos, I have come across many Chrome extensions, online facebook video downloader services, Facebook video downloader app and many such things. I have tested all of them and sort out best of them. In this tutorial, you learn how to download videos from Facebook easily and with maximum quality. No matter, whether Facebook is blocked in your country, first try these proxies to unblock Facebook and download videos then from Facebook. And, if you want to get Facebook videos in your office or in your school/college (where Facebook is blocked by the Network Admin), you can follow the below URL and know the technique of unblocking Facebook first, then, download videos from Facebook.
How to Download Facebook Videos For Free to a Computer
Method #1. Use KeepVid as Facebook Video Downloader
KeepVid has been a famous free video downloader application which still remains a huge opinion. KeepVid allows you to download videos from Facebook, YouTube, Dailymotion and many more. It is very simple to download videos using KeepVid. It just needs the video URL to be pasted at the box, and the rest download procedure is done as soon as yo press the ‘Download’ button. Steps are as follows:
- At first determine that the video is hosted by Facebook. Then right click to the video and select “show video URL” option.
- Copy the video URL from there. The video URL looks similar to this: www.facebook.com/xxxxxxxx/videos/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.
- Open KeepVid (keepvid.com) and paste the URL there. Click the download button.
- After processing, you will get download video link with different resolutions.
- Right-click the download link and select ‘Save link as‘ to download the Facebook video.
Some similar free online web services which help to download Facebook video:
Method #2: Use URL Modification Method
In desktop version of Facebook, you can’t get any direct download option for a Facebook video. In case, if you visit the website’s mobile version, you get the download link there from any particular videos on Facebook. Learn the technique.
- After copying the video URL, paste it to the browser and replace
mbasic. Now the URL of the video looks something like this: mbasic.facebook.com/xxxxxxxx/videos/xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Click/Tap on the video to open it in a separate mobile version page.
- Right click on the video and choose ‘Save Video As‘ ( ‘Ctrl+S’ shortcut can be used ) option to save the Facebook video to your PC.
Method #3: Use Chrome Extension to Download Fb Videos
A Chrome extension, named “Facebook Video Downloader” makes the way more simple. If you are a Google Chrome user, just add the extension to your browser from Chrome web store. The URL is below:
Now, when you open any Facebook video and press the ‘f’ button of the extension, it shows you the available resolution of the video to download. Click “Download HD” or “Download SD” button to start downloading of the Facebook video.
Method #4: Download Facebook Videos with IDM Software
The “Internet Download Manager” or IDM user can easily download any video from Facebook as it shows a floating download panel on websites. When you navigate to a video of Facebook.com, it shows “download this video” icon, by clicking on it, the video gets downloaded to your PC. If IDM does not show you the video download panel on Facebook, then follow this steps to activate the IDM download panel.
- Make sure you have installed the latest version of IDM in your PC.
- Open Options window and visit General tab.
- Make sure you have added your browser to IDM’s white-list.
- Now, click
Edit button to customize download panel in browser.
- Select Panel view mode to Full Mode.
- Check and select all the file types from IDM download panel.
- Click the
Exceptions button to whether facebook.com is added to the list or not. If yes, remove facebook from the list.
- That’s all. Now, restart your PC and open any Facebook video and download video using IDM download panel.
Method #5: Download Facebook Videos for Free with Facebook Video Downloader Desktop Software
I have found all over the internet and got some free Facebook video downloader desktop software. But, those are all useless and very hard to use. So, I don’t recommend any one of them here. Using desktop command based utility, you can easily download privacy protection guard profile picture of any Facebook user.
Download and Watch Fb Videos to Fulfill Your Needs – Analysis of the Full Story:
There is no scarcity of online web applications and software to download public and private videos from Facebook. But, according to us, those are best methods, easiest and reliable process when “how to download Facebook videos” question arises. As an Internet Download Manager user, I always prefer of using it while downloading public videos from Facebook. If you are not the IDM user, then you can try KeepVid method or URL modification method. KeepVid is preferable as it provides more than one option as far as quality of the Facebook video is concerned. KeepVid provides SD and HD quality options, and then you get the opportunity to choose what resolution you should download. In case of URL modification method, I have not found any such option. Extensions are the suitable choice for some non-geeky people. But, every user does not prefer Chrome and I hate extensions as extensions make the browser relatively slower. Now, it is your choice – read, analyse from various angles and finally choose the method you prefer. However, if you find some alternative but the more useful way of downloading Fb videos, definitely inform us to improve the quality of the guide.