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Download Facebook Videos Directly Without Extra Software

If you’re a Facebook user and looking for an easy way out to download videos from it, we’ve got just what you’re looking for. This guide will enlighten you how you can download Facebook videos directly without extra or any software!

Woman using Facebook on laptop

Facebook Videos Are Nearly As Big As YouTube

Facebook is one of the top five websites in the world. Children, veterans, businessmen everyone uses this website as it keeps them busy and well informed about the day to day happening in the world due to its constantly updated live feed.

Although Facebook is designed to be social network, video consumption on it is comparable to YouTube. Billions of people view millions of videos in billions every day. In recent times, Facebook has been actively improving its video software to make it competitive with other sites.

Also check out: How To Download YouTube Video Playlists

If my memory serves me correctly, Facebook initially allowed users to directly download videos but the option was later removed. As a result, we saw the release of so many apps and websites which would allow you to download Facebook videos.

We’ve come across a way, however, that allows you to save and download videos on Facebook directly i.e. without requiring any extra software at all. The option isn’t shown upfront, but it’s easy to locate.

You only need to open Facebook’s mobile website. Doing so allows you to download the movie or clip you’re looking for. For that, simply follow the steps below.

Downloading Facebook Videos Directly

Step 1: Open Chrome or any other browser of your choice.

Step 2: Open Facebook.

Step 3: Go to the video and open it.

Step 4: In its URL, simply replace the ‘www’ with ‘m’ to access the mobile version of it as shown in the image below.

For opening mobile version of Facebook

Step 5: Open the new URL to access the mobile version of Facebook.

Step 6: Play the video.

Step 6: Once the video player loads, right click on it.

Step 7: From the context menu, select Save Video As and browse to the location where you would like it to be saved. Here’s how the download video option looks like on Safari:

Download Facebook Videos Directly

That will be all. The only trick was to open Facebook in its mobile version which in turn gave us the option to download that video locally. There are tons of software out there that do this but why will you need them if you can simply download videos through this easy process? Think out of the box!

  • marykris

    Hi thank you for this very informative piece. I always wonder on how to download videos on Facebook using my phone. I have tried several application but none of them seems to work . I will definitely try this. Do you happen to know if this works with iOS too? Is so can you make a review as well. Because of this moment I use Acethinker’s Online video Downloader , i use PC though to download. It does work well with any browser.