How to Download Videos from Twitter

Twitter is one of the most popular places for new video content, but they don't let you download videos. I'll show you how to save them straight to your phone or computer.

How to Download Videos from Twitter

Some of the internet's best videos are shared on Twitter every day. Whether you're there for memes, politics, animal clips, or sports highlights, it would be great to be able to keep Twitter videos for yourself.

TL;DR – Paste a Twitter video link into the Kapwing Studio and download it straight to your device as an MP4.

In order to edit them, repost them on other social media platforms, include them in a compilation, or just make sure you can watch them again at any time, you need to save them to your device. In this article, I'm going to show you how to download any video from Twitter online & for free. You'll need to know just 3 steps:

  1. Copy the Video's Link
  2. Upload the Video to the Kapwing Studio
  3. Process & Download

You can find videos on Twitter anywhere: your timeline, your Explore page, an account's "media" tab – you can even refine a search to show only video results. Once you've found the video you want to save, it's simple to copy its link. If you're using a computer, either right-click on the video itself and select "Copy Video Address," or right-click the URL bar and select "Copy."

A screenshot showing how to copy Twitter videos links on desktop.
Just copy the video's link to get started. 

If you're using the Twitter mobile app, it's just as easy. Tap the share icon under the tweet (it looks like an arrow pointing up from a tray) and select "Share Tweet via..." Select "Copy link," and you're ready to go.  

A screenshot showing how to copy links from Twitter in the mobile app.
Here's how to copy the link to a Twitter video in the mobile app. 

Step 2: Upload the Video to the Kapwing Studio

With your Twitter link copied, head over to and click "Start editing." Or, if you're already signed in, click "New Project," then "Start with Studio." This will take you to the Kapwing Studio, where you can use all of Kapwing's video editing tools in one place. Now, just right-click on the URL field and choose "Paste." The Twitter video will be uploaded to the Studio in just a few seconds.

A screenshot of the Kapwing Studio.
In the Studio you can make any edit you need, or go straight to processing. 

At the moment, all Twitter videos are imported with a square aspect ratio, so if you want to maintain the dimensions of your video, just click "Remove Padding" from the right-hand menu when your video is fully uploaded. While you’re in the Studio, you can make any edit your video needs:

• Add overlays & audio
• Add shapes
Add text & text animations or subtitles
Crop, trim, & filter
Convert it to a GIF

Step 3: Process & Download

Once your Twitter video has been uploaded to the Kapwing Studio, just click the red "Publish" button in the top right corner. Kapwing will work quickly your video will be ready to download in a matter of seconds.

When your video is finished processing, click “Download” from the right side of the screen. If you're not signed into a Kapwing account, sign in or sign up using your Google or Facebook account – once you've signed into a Kapwing account, the watermark in the lower right corner will be removed from your final image.

A screenshot of the Kapwing download page.
Just one more click and your Twitter video is saved to your device. 

Remember to tag us @KapwingApp whenever you share your content on social media– we love to see what our creators are passionate about! And if you're interested in more tips and tutorials on saving, editing, and creating great videos in 2021, check out the Kapwing YouTube channel where we post multiple new videos every week.

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