Lazy man’s guide to download videos from Facebook

Julian —  26. Juli 2016 — 1 Comment

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If you try to download a video from Facebook to your local hard drive, you will realise, that you can’t just right-click on it as you would do with videos on other sites or images. However, there is an easy and free way of saving a local copy of that video:

  1. Find the URL to the single post. The easiest way is to right-click on the timestamp close to the top left corner. It says how many minutes, hours or days the video was posted and copy the link to your clipboard.
  2. Past the URL into a new browser window or tab, but do not press Enter, e.g.; https://www.facebook.com/spiegelonline/videos/10154407205429869/
  3. Change the „www“ in the URL to „m“, e.g.: https://m.facebook.com/spiegelonline/videos/10154407205429869/ and press Enter so that you get to the mobile version of this Facebook post
  4. Click play on the video
  5. Right-click „Save as“ on the video.
  6. Done