4 Easy Ways Download Videos From Facebook

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Lots of people upload videos on Facebook daily but you can only play those videos, you’re not allowed to download them. Sometimes, you probably wish to save some of these videos and watch them later but there’s no download option on Facebook. There are several ways to download Facebook videos which ranges from using different browser addons to different online services that allow you to freely download Facebook videos. Out of the different methods, I came up with four which I consider the best. These methods also work on other online video streaming sites.

1. Browser Addons
There are lots of browser addons for downloading facebook videos but some of them are out of date. The most popular one last year which is Facebook Video no longer works but I ran a search on Firefox Addon site and came up with two addons which I personally tested out of the many I saw.

i. NetVideoHunter Addon For Firefox

ii Download Flash and Video Browser Addon

After installing any or both of these addons, restart your browser, go to the video page and play. The addon icon is highlighted in blue and you can click on it to download the video. Both of them work in a similar manner.

download facebook video

These addons also allow you to download videos from Dailymotion, Facebook, Metacafe, MySpace Video, Break.com, Blip.tv, MyVideo.de, Spike, vimeo.com, YourFileHost, zippyvideos.com, yikers.com, revver.com, kontraband.com, badjojo.com, collegehumor.com, blastro.com, dachix.com, redtube.com and all the other popular  videos sites.

2. GreaseMonkey Script

Whether you know what GreaseMonkey is or not, installing it on your browser lets you customize the way web pages behave with javascript instead of addons. With just a snippet of javascript, it can do exactly what a browser addon does.

After installing greasemonkey, install this user script:

Facebook HD Video Downloader

Simply go to the video page and refresh, you should now have a download link as shown below:

download facebook videos with grease monkey

If the HD link isn’t available, the SD gotta be. The script works fine as at when this article is being published

3. DownFacebook – an Online Service

DownFacebook is a website that allows you to download facebook videos freely by just writing the video url in the provided space. It automatically grabs the video gives the the download link. There’s absolutely no need to download or install anything and it’s perhaps the easiest way to get it done real fast.

4. Download Managers

Certain download managers comes with plugins that allows you to download flash videos from any site including Vimeo and Facebook.

download facebook video

Orbit Downloader comes with a video grabber which is installed in your browser and you can just right click on the video while playing and see different download options. Speedbit Video Downloader too performs the same function and you’re free to try out any of them .I personally use Internet Download Manager and it works great

These are the easiest ways to download Facebook videos for now and I personally tried each of them on after the other. If you any of them worked for you, sharing on facebook isn’t such a bad idea.

Filed Under: DIY Guides and How-to's, Facebook





Author: Don Caprio

Don Caprio is a full time blogger / web designer living in Nigeria and apart from blogging, my other obsession is music. I'm a self-confessed Tupac fan, an iOS lover, an Android user, a Windows 8 power user, a writer with a 5-year old unfinished novel... and the list goes on and on. You can add me on Facebook, follow my updates on Twitter or add me to your circles on Google+! By the way, if your blog needs a custom design, you can contact me here...

Comments

  1. Great!… internet download manager have been it for me. i am able to download all video i see on the net and not just Facebook. it a very handy too because i prefer downloading videos that streaming. wondershare converter too is great!

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