If you’re like us, you’re watching dozens of Facebook videos almost every day – cats, dogs, music videos, news stories… But this content disappears from your timeline fast, and your favorite videos can be really hard to hunt down when you want to see them again or show someone else.
Thankfully, there is a way for you to download your favorite Facebook content to your computer, phone, or tablet! I’ll show you how to use an easy online tool called Kapwing to download Facebook videos for free online. Kapwing is mobile-friendly, safe and easy to use, and won’t make you download any apps. Here’s how to do it in 3 easy steps:
- Find Facebook Video URL
- Upload the video to Kapwing
- Download and share!
Step 1: Find the Video on Facebook
Wherever the video you want is located, it’s easy to download! Find the video you want to download by browsing Facebook Watch, scrolling through your timeline, reading a Messenger conversation, or looking back in your Favorites folder.
Now that you’ve found the video, right click anywhere on it. To right click on a MacBook, click the trackpad with two fingers. If you’re using a mouse, click the right button while hovering over the video. For a keyboard shortcut in Windows, you can press Shift+F10, and on a Mac you can press the “Control” key while clicking on the video.
After right-clicking, select “Copy video URL at current time” from the drop-down menu. This will copy the video’s specific URL to your clipboard so you can use it to upload the video to Kapwing.
Step 2: Upload the Video to Kapwing
Once you’ve copied the video’s URL, go to www.Kapwing.com (or click “Visit Kapwing.com in the upper right corner of this page) and click “Get Started.” Paste the link to upload your video by right-clicking the URL field and selecting “Paste” or by pressing “CTRL+V” in Windows or “Command+V” on a Mac. Your video will load within a few seconds, (although it could take a little while to upload longer videos.)
Now your video is uploaded to the Kapwing Studio! If you want to resize, caption, trim, or edit the video in any way, you can check out the “Products” page and take a look at all the different tools Kapwing has to offer. But if you simply want to download the video onto your computer, phone, or tablet, the Kapwing Studio is the tool you need.
Step 3: Download and share!
Now that you’ve uploaded the video to the Kapwing Studio, you can do just about anything you want with it! You can personalize and edit the video with the Studio tools or simply click “Publish” to download the video as an MP4 file. Browse the Kapwing resources library for ideas and tutorials on how to edit and share your video after your download is complete.
If you want to download videos from other places, like YouTube, Instagram, or Twitter, Kapwing can also help out. In the Studio, you can paste a link to any video content online or upload any video file, and Kapwing will automatically upload the video for you to download, edit, and share! This feature is really useful for you to make compilation videos by downloading and montaging you favorite online videos or to collaborate with friends by easily sharing and downloading videos from any platform.
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