How to Save Videos From Facebook

Like a Video Enough to Save It to Your Computer? Follow These Steps

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It's possible to download any video from Facebook to watch on your device anytime, without internet access. Follow these steps if you want to know how to save a video from Facebook to your hard drive, smartphone, or tablet.

How to Save a Video That You Posted on Facebook

Video menu item in More menu in Facebook profile

Media uploaded to Facebook can serve as a backup if you lose the original file. To retrieve a video from Facebook that you uploaded:

  1. Sign in to Facebook on your laptop or desktop computer and go to your profile page.
  2. Hover the cursor over More, located in the header menu on the far right.
  3. From the drop-down select Videos.
  4. In the Videos pane select Your Videos.
  5. Hover the cursor over the video you'd like to download and select the pencil icon in the top-right corner of the image.
  6. From the drop-down menu, select Download SD (standard definition) or Download HD (high-definition).
  7. The video will appear in a new screen. Select the three vertical dots on the bottom-right corner of the video player. Select Download. The file will be downloaded to your computer.
Download options in Your Videos page on Facebook, including HD and SD

How to Save a Video From Facebook on an Android or iOS Device

Download, Download Video, Allow buttons in Android Friendly app

To download someone else's video to your phone or tablet you'll need a third party app. We recommend Friendly For Facebook, which is available for both iOS and Android. Friendly adds a bunch of workflow and usability features to Facebook, including an option to download any video posted to the social network.

iOS or Android
The instructions for downloading Facebook video to your phone or tablet is the same for both iOS and Android.

After locating the video that you'd like to save to your device, tap the play button. Once the video begins to play tap anywhere on the screen to see playback and menu information. Select the Cloud icon in the lower right corner of the screen. A menu will pop up giving you the option to download the video to your mobile device.


Friendly will request access to your photos and other media files. You need to grant access in order to download any video from Facebook.

Friendly for Facebook video download