How To Download Facebook Videos In 2021 (On PC, Mac, Or Phone)

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With nearly 2.5 billion active monthly users, Facebook still dominates the web as the world’s biggest social media network. Thousands of videos and pictures are posted on this social media network every day. Sadly, Facebook doesn’t give you the option to download any of them unless you’re downloading them from your own account. Nevertheless, there are ways to download videos from Facebook.

Several websites and third-party apps enable users to download Facebook videos. In this article, we will tell you about these services and also the ways to download videos from Facebook.

Websites to download Facebook videos

While numerous websites claim to let users download Facebook videos, here are some of them that make your task easier and hassle-free:

Notably, downloading Facebook videos on a web browser is a relatively easy task. The following steps enable a user to download FB videos from any of the mentioned websites.

Download Facebook videos on the Web Browser

  1. Open Facebook and copy the video’s link you wish to download.
  2. Now open one of the websites and paste the link into the download bar.
  3. Choose the quality you want to download the file in and click on download.
  4. In some cases, the video will open in a new tab. To download, click on the vertical ellipsis icon “” in the bottom right corner and click on download.

Viola, your video will now be downloaded.

Download video using Facebook app

Downloading videos on the Facebook mobile app is just as simple as it is on a web browser. Moreover, to complete the task, the same websites will do the trick.

  1. Launch the FB app and open the video you want to download.
  2. Click on the horizontal ellipsis icon “⋯” and tap on the “copy link” option.
  3. On iOS device, you can get this option by clicking on Share > More Options.
  4. Now, open any of the aforementioned websites in the mobile browser.
  5. Paste the copied link into the download bar and click on download.
  6. Choose the quality you want to download the file in and click on download.

It is suggested to use the Split-Screen feature while executing this task to avoid the hassle of minimizing one app and opening the other.

However, do check out our article on how to download youtube videos to google drive quuckly here!

Should you download videos from Facebook?

Is it legal to download videos from Facebook? Well, the answer is yes and no. Anyone can access and download a video, a photo, or any other information when publicly posted, which means when the media is either from a “public account” or “public visibility settings”. However, it is advised not to download any media shared from a private account to avoid copyright infringement. The Facebook policy clears the dilemma regarding downloading of videos.

Facebook policy on media download and share

Additionally, another way to download Facebook videos is through third-party mobile apps. While such apps let users download videos from Facebook, it is recommended not to use such apps. Not only don’t these mobile apps always perform the task efficiently but also their functionality can be overwhelming for some users.

To sum it up, it is feasible to download FB videos from a web browser (a downloader website), either on a PC/Mac or mobile, as it offers less complexity and a hassle-free experience.

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