How To Download Your Facebook Look Back Video

Julian —  4. February 2014 — 6 Comments

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Facebook celebrates it’s 10th anniversary right now and they created a new feature called “A Look Back” that gives you a nice video of your activity on facebook in those 10 years. If you really like the video you can download it as an mp4 file in 5 very easy steps:

  1. Open Chrome browser and go to https://www.facebook.com/lookback
  2. Click the menu icon in upper right hand corner and select Tools > Javascript Console.
  3. Paste this code into the JavaScript Console and press “Enter”
    var xLBD = {};
    xLBD.c = function (){
    xLBD.f = unescape(document.querySelector("[flashvars]").getAttribute("flashvars")).substring(7);
    xLBD.f = JSON.parse(xLBD.f.substring(0, xLBD.f.lastIndexOf("}") + 1)).video_data[0].hd_src;
    xLBD.a = "<div style='position:absolute;top:100px;height:300px;left:15%;background:#fff;border:10px solid #000;font-size:5em;padding:100px;'>Click <a download='lookback.mp4' href='"+xLBD.f+"'>here<\/a> to download your lookBack video.</div>";
    document.body.innerHTML += xLBD.a;
    }
    if(document.readyState == "complete")
    xLBD.c();
    else window.onload = xLBD.c;
  4. Click the “click here” button in the pop up and the video will be loaded without the other page content
  5. Right click into the video and click “Save as” to download the video

Have fun.

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