How to Save Videos From Twitter

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A human hand downloading videos from the Twitter app on an iPhone
You can now download any video you like from the Twitter app on your smartphone.

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Video has become a major feature on Twitter, with both casual users and major brands uploading clips on a regular basis. Watching and sharing videos on Twitter is fairly easy but saving them to your computer, smartphone, or tablet is impossible on the platform so users are forced to find alternative methods of downloading their favorite Twitter clips.

How to Download Twitter Videos on Windows

Downloading Twitter videos on a computer is by far the easiest method and doesn't require the installation of any additional software.

Screencap of someone copying the web link to a tweet with a video on Windows 10
Make sure to copy the link to the individual tweet with the video, not the user profile.
  1. Open a web browser of your choice and go to Twitter.com. You don't need to log in.
  2. Find the tweet with the video you want to save.
  3. In the top-right corner of the tweet itself, not the web page, you should see what looks like a down arrow. Select it.
  4. A menu will appear. Select Copy link to tweet. The web address of the tweet will now be saved to your computer's clipboard.
  5. Go to DownloadTwitterVideo.com.
  6. In the field on the website, paste the tweet's web address by right-clicking it with your mouse and selecting Paste, or press Ctrl+V.
  7. Press Enter.
  8. A message will pop up with options for your video download. Choose MP4 for a low-resolution version of the video; MP4 HD for a high-resolution version.
  9. Your web browser will prompt you to save your video. Select Save to save the file to your default save location on your computer or Save As to choose a different location.

How to Download Twitter Videos on Android

Unlike the Windows method above, saving videos on an Android device requires an additional app, but can still be performed quickly.

  1. Download the free +Download app on your Android device. This app is required for saving Twitter videos to your device for offline play.
  2. Open the official Twitter app on your Android device and search for the tweet containing the video you want to share.
  3. Once you find it, tap the share icon.
  4. The +Download app will appear in the list of apps you can share the video to. Tap it. Your Twitter video will be automatically imported into the +Download app and downloaded onto your Android device.

How to Download Twitter Videos on iPhone and iPad

iPhone and iPad owners have to put in a little more work than Android owners to save videos fro Twitter, and it can also be more convoluted and time-consuming.

Copying the link of a video tweet in the iOS Twitter app on iPhone
Copying the link to the tweet with the video is very important if you want to save it.
  1. Download the free MyMedia app onto your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Open the official Twitter app and search for the tweet containing the video you want to save.
  3. Tap the tweet so its text and video fill the entire screen. Be careful not to tap any links or hashtags in the tweet.
  4. Under the tweet, next to the heart icon, will be another icon that looks like an arrow shooting out of a box. Tap it.
  5. Tap Share Tweet via.
  6. Tap Copy Link. The URL of the tweet will now be saved to your device's clipboard.
  7. Close the Twitter app and open the MyMedia app.
  8. Tap Browser from the bottom menu.
  9. In the field at the top of the app, type www.TWDown.net and tap Go. This essentially loads a website within the MyMedia app.
  10. Scroll down the web page until you see a field that reads Enter Video. Tap this field so the cursor appears, then tap and briefly hold your finger on it and release to bring up the Paste option.
  11. Tap Paste to paste the tweet's web address into the field.
  12. Tap the Download button next to the field.
  13. The web page will now reload and provide you with several download links for your video in a variety of sizes and resolutions. Tap the one you want to download.
  1. As soon as you tap a download link, a menu will pop up. Tap Download the File, then type in a name for your saved video.
  2. On the bottom menu, tap Media. You should see your saved video on this screen.
  3. Tap your video's file name.
  4. A new menu will pop up with a list of options. Tap Save to Camera Roll to save a copy of your Twitter video to your iOS device's Camera Roll folder. You can now open it in other apps just as you would if you had made the video yourself.