How to Download Facebook Videos on PC & Mac! (UPDATED)

Today we’re going to cover how to download Facebook Videos on Mac or PC. 

Saving Facebook videos is a great way to re-use & re-purpose your video content. Sometimes the process isn’t as straightforward as it could be, but there are quick & easy workarounds. 

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In this tutorial, we’ll run through different methods using the Facebook website and using a Facebook video download app so you can pick the one that works best for you.

If you’re wondering how to download Facebook Live video, these methods will work for you too! 

Here’s what we’ll cover: 

We’ll be running through this process on a Mac using a Chrome browser but the process is pretty much the same no matter what computer or browser you’re using. 

Let’s dive in. 

How To Download Facebook Videos That You Uploaded To Facebook

This method will work for videos in a Facebook group, profile or page. 

The Three Dots icon in the top right corner of a Facebook video
If you want to download FB video content that you own, the option will appear in the Three Dots icon

Open Facebook and navigate to the video you want to download. Click the Three Dots icon in the top right corner. A dropdown menu will appear and you’ll see the option to Download video

Then you just need to select the location you want the video to be saved, hit Save and it will be downloaded to your computer. 

But remember, this method will only work if it’s a video that YOU uploaded. Don’t forget to make sure you’re signed into the account you used when uploading the video. 

The pop-up box that allows you to select where you want a download to be saved
Simply choose where you want the Facebook video to be located and press Save

How To Save Facebook Videos That Are Public

It’s possible to download any videos on Facebook that are uploaded publicly. This doesn’t work for private Facebook videos or videos that are uploaded in private groups.

Keep in mind, there are copyright rules and regulations that you don’t want to be in breach of! We definitely don’t condone downloading another person’s content. 

But if you do need to download a public video from Facebook, this is how you can do it. 

Open the video that you want to download. 

As an example, we’re downloading a video of Justin and Ian Anderson Gray at Social Media Marketing World from a few years ago. 

The Three Dots icon on a video that we don't own where there's no Download option
If it’s not owned by you, you’ll notice there’s no Download option – so copy the link instead 

Since it’s not owned by us, when we go to the Three Dots icon there is no Download video option. 

Instead, select Copy link or grab the URL of the video in the browser. Then go to the website fdown.net

If you see any pop up ads, just close them. We haven’t seen too many ads on this website but there might be more in the future. 

Fdown.net website
fdown.net is a free Facebook video downloader app 

Paste the Facebook video link into the box and press Download

If the video was originally uploaded to Facebook in high quality, you’ll be given the option to Download Video in Normal Quality or Download Video in High Quality

If it wasn’t uploaded in high quality, you’ll just get the option to download in normal quality. 

Select the quality you want the video to be downloaded in. 

The 'Download Video in Normal Quality' button on fdown.net
You might be able to save the video in normal or HD quality depending on how it was uploaded

Then the typical download box will appear where you can choose where you want the video to be downloaded to. Press Save and the video will be saved to your computer.

It’s as easy as that! 

This guide covered how to download videos using the Facebook website as well as how to use a Facebook video downloader app to save public videos. 

Now that you’ve learnt how to save Facebook videos, if you want to level up your video editing then check out our free PDF guide on the Primal Video Method. It covers a step-by-step process that will help you speed up your editing and eliminate rework. 


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