Sometimes, you just need to know how to download video from Facebook because you never know when it’s going to be taken down. Another problem is that the video may suddenly become restricted to outside your country. Also, some videos from friends and family might get taken down as well after being posted for a certain time. For whatever reason you have, this guide will tell you how to download a video from Facebook.
But before anything else, you always have to check where the video it hosted. Although you can view the video on Facebook, that doesn’t mean that it’s actually hosted there. The video can be from Youtube, Vimeo, Dailymotion or other sites. Check the details of the video or capture the link paste it on the address bar to see whether it’s on Facebook or another site.
When you’re sure it’s on Facebook, here are the steps on how to download the video:
1. Copy the URL of the video.
You can either right-click on the video and choose the option that says ‘Copy link address’ or open the video in a new tab or window then copy the address found in the address bar. Either way, make sure that you get the hard link to the video.
2. Search for and choose a Facebook video downloading service.
There are a lot of available tools, apps and websites that let you download the video from FAcebook with just the hard link. Search for these tools on Google and choose one that’s best for you.
3. Paste the link onto the video field for the Facebook video downloading service.
The service is sure to ask you for the Facebook link. Paste it in the required field and set how you want your video downloaded. Some services let you download from a certain time up to a certain point or even let you choose among higher-quality versions. Some other services even let you just rip the audio or change the video format.
4. Wait for the service to convert the video and provide you with a download link to appear.
The service then grabs the video for you and converts it to the specs that you inputted. Just wait for a bit then click the download link they provide.
Make sure you have the right media player for the file you requested. There you have it, the guide on how to download video from Facebook.