The new year has almost begun and we’re so excited about that! On all social media these days there are so many Christmas and New Year’s wishes, posts, images and videos.
No matter if you are a fan of sharing your thought via a Tweet, a cool picture on Instagram or love sharing your 2019 memories via a personal video on Facebook, you have everything you need and more to make that happen.
Have you ever found an amazing video on Facebook, and you’ve tried to look for it on Instagram or YouTube to be able to download it but couldn’t find the source? You’re not the only one!
I’ve stumbled upon a lot of great Facebook videos that I wanted to have on my phone or laptop, but there was no option for me to download them and with the next newsfeed refresh, the video was gone forever.
Because I’ve lost too many cool things to fate and refresh, I decided to find a way to get those videos before Facebook finally puts the download option.
Here is what I found in my research and hopefully it will help you as much as it helped me!
On which devices can you download Facebook Videos?
Even though there is no fast and easy option to download the videos from the social media on your device, the good news is, you can download the videos on any device you want.
Facebook Videos tools are available for all iOS devices, Windows and Android.
Most tools are free to use, you’d only need to download and install the software and follow the instructions.
Downloading Videos on Windows
There are so many different tools and software available on the internet for fast and easy download and most of them are safe to use.
Before installing the software, make sure that you trust the source and that your Windows configuration will support the installation file.
Now we’re going to look at the pros and the cons of some of the software you could use to get the videos
- Most tools are free to download
- Easy to install
- Unlimited download
- Multi-format download
- Decent download speed
- Batch download
- Simple interface
- Some tools require subscriptions
- Some quality can be lost in the conversion
- Downloading 4K videos may cause legal issues
- Slow multiple downloads
The positive and the negative sides depend on different software you get and install. You may encounter no issues with one tool and encounter too many issues with another.
The way the download helpers work is:
- Download the software
- Install it on your browser as an add-on
- Restart browser
- Open the Facebook Video page
- When there is available Video, the add-on will show the videos
- Choose the Video you want to download
- Choose the preferred format and click download
That’s it! What’s great about these tools is that you will be able to get videos from almost any website and download any type of video you want. The tools usually offer the possibility to choose the size and format of the video you want to get.
There are some tools that don’t require to be downloaded and installed on your browser, the only thing you need to do is to get the URL for the Facebook video you like, paste it on the website that has that option and the video will be downloaded on your Windows computer. It is easy to check this, just as it is easy to download the videos via such tools.
Downloading Videos on Android
When it comes to downloading Facebook videos on Android devices, the process is pretty much the same. The only difference is that you will need to get the app from Play Store.
Most of the apps are free and easy to use, but there have been some issues reported. The most common issues are:
- Too many ads
- The app may crash
- The video gets to 99.9% and gets stuck
These issues are rare, but are more likely to happen than when you download videos on your computer.
Because of this, websites like FrogJet are a better option. For any videos you might want to download on your tablet or phone, the process is really easy.
- Open the Facebook application
- Find the video you like
- Click on the three-dotted button
- Click “copy link” from the dropdown menu
- Paste the link on the website
- Choose the quality and format
Downloading Videos on iOS
If you are using an iOS device, the process of downloading is pretty much the same. For Mac users, you’d need to install the software on your browser and download the preferred videos using it.
For iPhone users, you’d need to go to the App Store and choose the best application that would offer you a quick and easy download.
When you download and install the software, you could encounter the same issues that Android and Windows users encounter. These also include:
- The video cannot be converted to the preferred format
- No player included in the software
- The downloads don’t work in theatre more
- The software requires a lot of permissions
Because of these potential issues, it’s important to choose the best application, read the reviews and check the specifications.
If you don’t want to use an application or an add-on, you can opt for websites that allow downloading videos via a link. You could use the same websites for all devices, no matter if it’s a Windows, Android or an iOS device.
When you download a Facebook video with any tool or website, you will be able to watch that video offline and upload it on other social media.
If you upload it on other social media, don’t forget to credit the owner, add the source or a link to it so you can avoid any legal fees.
Now you know fast ways how to get the video you like and you will never have to lose another tip or trick just because your feed refreshed.