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How to download videos from Facebook without programs

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Whenever you connect to Facebook, you come across some very funny videos that change your day for the better. You would really like to download and review them even when you are offline, but the idea of ​​”clogging” your PC with new programs does not excite you at all and it is for this reason that you asked yourself how to download videos from facebook without programs. Well, if this is exactly the situation you are in, you can count yourself lucky: you have come to just the right place at the right time!

In the next paragraphs, in fact, I will explain in detail how you can download the videos on the well-known social network using some online services and some browser extensions. All the solutions that you will find listed in the next paragraphs are 100% free and, as if this were not enough, they are very simple to use. What are you waiting for to get started?

Caution: videos posted on Facebook may contain personal information or be subject to copyright. To avoid violating the privacy of others or their intellectual property, I recommend that you ask permission from whoever published the video before saving it on your PC, so as not to violate the Facebook terms of use.

Online services for downloading videos from Facebook

On the Internet you can use a lot online services for downloading videos from Facebook. In the next few paragraphs I will tell you about some of the ones that I think are among the best ever. They are all free, do not require the download of external plugins and are really simple to use: try them for yourself!

Just a note before starting: if you don’t know, to copy the URL (i.e. the address) of a Facebook video, you need to locate the post that contains it, right-click on its publication date (under the name or title of the page that shared it) and select the item Copy address or Copy link from the menu that appears. All clear? Well then let’s move on.

ClipConverter

One of the first solutions I recommend you try is ClipConverter, an online service that allows you to download videos from the Internet and even choose the format in which you want to save them on your PC. Using this service is really simple: just paste the address of the Facebook video to download, select the target format from those available and let ClipConverter do the rest!

To use ClipConverter, first connect to its first page, paste the URL of the video you want to download in the text field located under the heading Media URL, select the conversion format choosing one of those available (eg. MP4, AVI or MOV) and click on the black button Keep it going. Then wait for a few moments for ClipConverter to verify the URL you pasted and, on the page that will be shown to you, click on the black button Start! to start the actual download of the video.

Now, wait for the video to be processed (if it is a short video, you will have to wait for a few moments) and then download it by clicking on the black button Download. Within a few seconds, the video will be downloaded to your computer’s “Download” folder in the format you have previously selected.

Note: if on the video download page there was the option Download with accelerator and get recommendation offers selected, deselect it to prevent additional promotional software from being downloaded.

SaveVideo

Another very famous online service that allows you to download videos from Facebook (and not only) is SaveVideo. Also in this case, no registration is required to take advantage of the download functions, nor the download of additional plugins. Unlike ClipConverter, however, SaveVideo downloads videos only in MP4 format and does not allow you to choose other formats for download.

If you don’t have any preferences regarding the video format to download and want to use SaveVideo, first connect to his main page and paste the URL of the video you want to download in the text box located under the heading Enter the URL-address video page here and hit «Download». Then click the button Download (as suggested by the same service) and wait for the video to be processed.

Within a few seconds, you will be provided with the links to download the video: then choose whether to download the video in HD or in low resolution, by clicking on one of the two link available. On the page that will open in the browser, click with the right key mouse over the video preview and, in the menu that appears on the screen, click on the item Download video. The movie from Facebook will be downloaded to your computer in MP4 format.

SaveFrom.net

SaveFrom.net is another well-known online service that allows you to download videos on Facebook and, more generally, on the Web for free. Also in this case we find ourselves in the presence of a totally free service that can be used without installing additional plugins. As in the case of SaveVideo, SaveFrom.net also allows you to start the download only in MP4 format.

To use SaveFrom.net, first of all connected to his main page, paste the URL of the video you want to download from Facebook in the text box located at the top and wait for the link to be recognized by the service. Then select the resolution in which you want to download the video by clicking on arrow pointing down and selecting one of the available options: MP4 HD, to download the high resolution video or MP4 SD, to download the video at a lower resolution.

At this point, click on the green button Download and, on the page that opens in the browser, click with the right key mouse over the video preview. In the drop-down menu that appears on the screen, click on the item Download video And wait for the video to be saved in the download folder of your PC. Easier than that ?!

Extensions to download videos from Facebook

Haven’t the online services that I listed in the previous paragraphs thrilled you that much? Well, then you can try an alternative “way” and, in some ways, even a little more comfortable: the extensions to download videos from Facebook. Using the add-ons listed below, in fact, you can download videos quickly and easily directly from your own favorite browser.

VideoDownloadHelper

One of the most popular extensions for downloading videos from the Internet is VideoDownloadHelper (if you remember I have already talked about it in various articles, including the one in which I explain how to save the Instagram Stories of others), which is available for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

To download Video DownloadHelper on Chrome, connect to the relevant page of the Chrome Web Store and click on the button add and then on the voice Add extension. If you use Mozilla Firefox, on the other hand, connect to the Mozilla Addons that hosts the extension and first click on the button Add to Firefox and then on Install.

After adding the extension to your browser, locate the video you want to download from Facebook, click on the button Play to play it and Video DownloadHelper will recognize it. At this point, click on the icon of Video DownloadHelper top right (to be clear, the one with i colored dots) and, in the drop-down menu that will appear on the screen, click on the symbol of arrow pointing down to start the download.

Download Videos from Facebook

Download Videos from Facebook, as you can easily guess from its name, is an extension that allows you to start downloading videos posted by users on the popular social network. This extension is also free and is available on both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

To add the Download Videos from Facebook extension to Chrome, first connect to the relevant page of the Chrome Web Store and click the button add and then on Add extension, while on Firefox, linked to the Mozilla Addons that hosts the add-on and first click on the button Add to Firefox and then on Install.

At this point, whether you are using Chrome or Firefox, locate the video you want to download from Facebook and click the button Download that appears in the lower right corner of its preview. You will be redirected to an external Facebook page from which you can complete the download of the video by clicking on the button Download. I also point out the possibility of editing the video using the special yellow button Edit video, a very useful feature especially when you want to download a small portion of a rather long movie.

Note: from the tests I have done, it seems that this extension allows you to download only the videos that appear in the Facebook feed. If, in fact, you try to play a video present on a page or on a user’s profile, the “Download” button will not appear in the video thumbnail.