You found a very interesting video on Facebook, you would like to download it to your smartphone Android but can’t you? Well, I think so! The official Facebook application does not provide any function for direct download of the videos.
If you want download videos from Facebook on Android, you have to resort to alternative solutions, such as apps designed for the purpose or the Web version of the social network (to be visited via browser). I assure you that it is not as difficult as you think: you just have to identify the content that interests you and press a few buttons, that’s all!
At the end of the download, you can play the videos obtained with any player, you can move them to your computer or even export them to other applications installed on your device (for example those related to cloud storage services, in case you want to keep them on an online space) . So, what are you waiting for? Roll up your sleeves right away and start following the instructions on what to do below.
App to download videos from Facebook Android
As anticipated at the beginning, for download videos from Facebook on Android you can first appeal to the use of some applications designed for downloading the movies on the famous social network. If you are interested in this, here are the ones that, in my humble opinion, represent the best in the category.
Please note: the applications reported below are not produced directly by Facebook, which means that logging into your account on the social network through the latter could lead to potential risks in terms of privacy. Personally, I have no reason to doubt the goodness of the solutions in question but, you know, in cases like these, prudence is never too much; in this regard, I recommend that you log into these apps with a secondary Facebook account (perhaps dedicated to the purpose) and not with your personal one.
My Video Downloader for Facebook
The app is one of the most popular downloaders for Facebook at the moment My Video Downloader for Facebook, which is totally free and is incredibly simple to use. It allows you to download both personal videos and those of others, saving them in MP4 format, and the videos can also be downloaded in HD. Note that it offers in-app purchases (at a cost of € 1.99) to unlock additional functions.
To download the app to your device, visit the related section of the Play Store and press the button Install. Next, start My Video Downloader for Facebook by tapping the button You open appeared on the display or by selecting the relative icon which has just been added to the home screen.
Now that you see the main screen of My Video Downloader for Facebook, grant the app the necessary permissions to access the multimedia files on the device, then log in to your Facebook account, selecting it from the list and then typing the relative password. If the account is not automatically detected by the app, choose the item to enter all the login data yourself.
Once logged in, start browsing Facebook for the video you intend to download. Once found, press on it and, instead of automatically starting the playback of the movie, you will find yourself in the presence of a menu with various options: you tap on the item Download.
Next, choose whether to take the video in standard or HD format (if available) by selecting the correct option, indicate the folder in which you want to save the file and the name you want to assign it through the fields Destination And File name, tap on the item OK and wait for the movie to download.
Once the download is complete, you will be able to view and manage the videos downloaded from Facebook directly within the app, without using external file managers. To do this, tap the button with the three lines horizontally located at the top left, select the item Downloads from the bar that appears on the side and tap on the name of the file you are interested in, to start playing it; or press on arrow mail in its correspondence, to share it in other applications or to delete it. Easier than that?
GetThemAll Any File Downloader
Another tool you can turn to to perform the operation covered by this tutorial is GetThemAll Any File Downloader. It is a universal downloader that allows you to “capture” videos, images and audio files from any web page, including those of Facebook. It’s very easy to use and it’s free, but it offers in-app purchases (at a base cost of 2.19 euros) to unlock additional functions.
To download the app to your device, visit the related section of the Play Store and tap the button Install. Then, start the application by pressing the button You open appeared on the display or by selecting the relative icon which has been added to the home screen.
After starting GetThemAll Any File Downloader, grant the app the necessary permissions to access multimedia content on the device, then, to download a video from Facebook, tap the button with the three lines horizontally located in the upper left part of the screen that is shown to you and select the option Browser from the latter.
Then use the application’s internal browser to connect to the social network. So, log in to your account and, once logged in, locate the video you intend to download offline and tap the button Get file list which is located at the bottom of the screen, in such a way as to allow the app to “capture” all the content that can be downloaded.
At this point, put a check mark next to the movie you want to download, in the list that is proposed to you. If you can’t find the video the first time, you can help you locate it using the filters and search field at the top of the screen. Next, hit the button Download located at the bottom, in order to start downloading the video.
At the end of the download, you can play the videos downloaded with GetThemAll by selecting the item My Downloads from the menu visible after pressing the button with the three lines horizontally located at the top left, by selecting the folder with thefacebook icon from the file manager that opens, by tapping on the file name and choosing which app to use to view it.
None of the apps that I have already proposed has convinced you in a particular way and would you like me to suggest alternative solutions to download videos from Facebook on Android? I’ll settle you immediately. In fact, below you will find a list of further applications useful for the purpose to which you can consider contacting.
- Video Downloader for Facebook – free app specifically designed to download videos on Facebook, saving them in MP4 format. It should be noted that it offers the possibility to download the videos of your interest in various ways, even without having to log in to the social network, by providing the link to the video directly.
- All Video Downloader – it is an application designed to allow the download of videos present online, even those available on Facebook. It’s super easy to use and even supports HD movies. It’s free.
- Download Videos for Facebook – free app through which you can download videos on Facebook in various ways, through the relative link or through the integrated browser, saving them in MP4. Note that it offers in-app purchases (at a cost of 2.19 euros) to unlock additional functions.
How to download videos from Facebook Android online
In addition to, as I have already indicated in the previous lines, to download videos from Facebook on Android you can take advantage of the function made available by the social network itself for its Web version. Alternatively, you can consider contacting some online services designed specifically for download movies. To find out more, please read on.
Facebook Web default function
As I told you, you can download videos from Facebook on Android also using the default function made available by the same social network for the Web version of the service.
To use it, therefore, you cannot use the Facebook app available for smartphones and tablets but you will have to access the service from the browser that you generally use to surf the Net from mobile and recall the desktop version of the site. Also keep in mind that the function in question can only be used for personal videos and not for those of others.
That said, first open the browser on your device, to visit the Facebook home page through the latter and to log in to your account (if necessary). Once logged in, enable the use of desktop version Facebook, by acting on the browser settings. For example, if you are using Chrome just press the button with i three dots vertically at the top right and select, from the menu that opens, the box next to the item Desktop site.
After completing the above steps, locate the video you want to download, tap on its preview in order to access the player in full screen, press the button (…) located next to the movie progress bar and select the option Download the video from the menu that opens. The movie will then be saved in MP4 format in the folder Download of the device.
If you prefer to download videos from Facebook to Android using online services used for downloading the videos present on various services on the Net, you can contact the solutions that you find in the list below. To use it, all you have to do is access it from the browser you usually use to browse the Internet from your smartphone or tablet.
- Getfbstuff.com – it is a convenient free web service through which you can download the videos available on Facebook, both in SD and HD format. The final file is saved in MP4 format.
- SaveVideo – practical online service that allows you to download videos shared on Facebook (and other online services) in MP4 format. It is very simple to use and completely free.
- SaveFrom – another Web service of this type, which allows you to download videos from Mark Zuckerberg’s social network (and other online services, including those used for streaming viewing), by downloading them in MP4 format. It’s free.