17 April, 2015

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How To Download Facebook Video On Mobile & PC Without Software

Facebook hosts a large number of unique videos that you do not find on YouTube or other video hosting sites. If you want to download any video on Facebook, you don't need any extra software.

A simple URL trick will allow you to download the Facebook video whether you are using the website on PC or mobile web or even Facebook mobile application.
Easily download Facebook videos on PC or on mobile or even Facebook application like Android and iOS.


Facebook on Computer:
Easily download Facebook videos on PC or on mobile or even Facebook application like Android and iOS.
You just have to visit the mobile website of the standard Facebook page. To do this,
  • Add 'm' letter instead of 'WWW' in https://www.facebook.com after that the URL will look like https://m.facebook.com
    Note that you have to play the video to get the option "Save video As". If the video is not playing, you can't download. Once you start the download, you can stop or close the tab.
Easily download Facebook videos on PC or on mobile or even Facebook application like Android and iOS.
  • Replace the WWW with m and click to play the video.
  • While playing video, right click on the video and select 'save video as' option to save/download it.
  • Select appropriate location to save video.
On iOS devices:
First, you need to use a helper website to generate download links and then a file downloader app to be able to save the video. 
You can get detailed instruction on how to download videos on any iOS devices using free video downloader apps in this article.

For Your Mac:
If you want to easily download any Facebook video with just a click, there is nothing better than Elmedia Player Pro.
Mobile Facebook website on mobile:
To save the video on your mobile is very easy. If you are using a mobile browser, you will be automatically redirected to the mobile version of the Facebook website i.e. https://m.facebook.com .  Just touch and hold on video to save it for later use.
Easily download Facebook videos on PC or on mobile or even Facebook application like Android and iOS.

On Facebook Android application:
Even though you use the Facebook app, you can always use the above trick to download the video. Browse Facebook website using any browser like Chrome for Android or Firefox for Android or UC Browser.
But if you do not want to do that, you can save video using the Facebook application also but with little workaround.
Easily download Facebook videos on PC or on mobile or even Facebook application like Android and iOS.
Easily download Facebook videos on PC or on mobile or even Facebook application like Android and iOS.
  • Go to the Facebook options by tapping the hamburger menu and click 'Saved'.
  • It will show you the list of saved videos, links, and other stuff.
Easily download Facebook videos on PC or on mobile or even Facebook application like Android and iOS.
  • Click on the video you want to download, you will get the option 'Open with ES Downloader'.
  • Click on 'Just once' or 'Always' to save the video for offline viewing.
Do you have any other easy way to download the Facebook videos? Or you never download the videos? Do you know, you can download YouTube videos without any software using Firefox? 

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19 comments:

  1. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

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  2. Yeah this doesn't work. Review rating = 0/10.

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    1. Any reason? What problem you are facing?

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  3. This is perfect for what I was looking for. Thanks for the sharing. I used to save facebook videos to my laptop with Acethinker Video Downloader, It is a cloud based software to download videos without install any software in your device. Share it here as an alternative method.

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  4. I can get the mobile version and play then save as but the folders never pop up for saving. Why???

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    1. The download folder is the default download folder for the browser. You can change that folder with your browser download folder settings.

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  5. I could download any video from my mobile untill yesterday but today i cant..i have no idea why...the address is m.facebook.com

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    1. Please try downloading while the video is playing.

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  6. I am not getting option to save as while playing video also

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    1. What are you using. Facebook app or a facebook mobile website. If you are facing problem with fb app, please use the mobile website. Its work for sure. You can also try the application called 'friendly'.

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  7. To download Facebook and Instagram videos, I use FvdTube app. It is simple to use, you only have to copy & paste the video link. Even I can save viral videos from YouTube website.

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    1. Dear, thanks for promoting yourself. But thins is not about using a third party app, but about downloading videos without using any downloader app. That was the main point.

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  8. This does not work anymore. I have not been able to do it for last couple of weeks. They must have changed something. Do not get the option to save the video while it is playing. It only allows you to save as a web page. Get so fed up with all of this, spend hours figuring out how to do something, as soon as you do it changes.

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  9. This does not work anymore. Last week or so. Will not give option to save as video only as webpage. I have spent hours. They must have done something so that people cannot save their videos!

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  10. The "Save Video" option no longer works for me. It worked fine until two days ago. It WAS working using my Galaxy S8, Chrome browser on Facebook's mobile site. Something has changed. Does someone here know what happened?
    Thanks, Lou

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    1. Hi dear, Let me check what has changed. I will surely check and let you know. There will be a sure workaround to download facebook videos though.

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    2. I tried this on Firefox, Edge and Chrome. No longer can I download FB videos using the above method.

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    3. I tried different browsers - Edge, Firefox and Chrome. I can no longer download FB videos using the above method which I just used in mid-December. Any ideas on a workaround would be greatly appreciated. Thx!

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    4. For everyone, whom noting noted here do not work, please use the Andriod Facebook app called 'Friendly'. It has a built in downloader. Select any video, and it has a native downloading support.

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