How to download Facebook videos easily without using third-party software

Last Updated: 11 August, 2016
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Facebook has recently announced that it has surpassed more than one billion active monthly users. Facebook is the first social platform to have that huge customer base. It is then followed by WhatsApp, instant messaging service, owned by Facebook.

It is said that an average user spends more than 3 hours in Facebook daily. With such stats, loads of interesting videos circulate on the social platform. But you do have only options to like and share those videos.

I guess you might have searched Google about “how to download Facebook videos,” and the search engine throws numerous links. To the surprise, you must either use third-party software’s or tools to facilitate download.

Most of them may not even work. There’s a simple way to download any video on Facebook with the need of software or online tools. You’re only required to tweak the URL of the video.

This simple tweak will download the video instantly. Here’s how it works:

  1. If you want to download any video on Facebook, first of all, you should get the URL of the video. Right-click on the video, click Show video URL, and copy the URL.

2. Paste the URL into a new tab of your browser. The actual tweak comes here. The URL of the video will look like:

https://www.facebook.com/brightside/videos/732956390180282/

Just replace “www” with “mobile” so the URL looks:

https://mobile.facebook.com/brightside/videos/732956390180282/

  1. Paste the URL, hit Enter, and play the video. Right-click on the video, you’ll see an option “save video as”. Click it to download the video.

The video will download as MP4 format by default. You can even email the video as such.

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