Downloading videos online doesn't have to expose you to malware, pop-up ads, long wait times, and watermarks.

I’m going to show you how you can easily download a video from anywhere on the internet with only the link. This includes videos from your favorite platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, TikTok, and more. Here's what you should know:

  1. Copy the Video's Link
  2. Paste the Link in the Kapwing Studio
  3. Export and Download

Depending on the site or platform you are on, there are a few ways to retrieve the link for a particular video.

For YouTube, TikTok, or Twitter: Click on the arrow button located at the bottom right side of the video. From there, it will either show you the direct URL link you can copy or will have a “copy link” option.

A screenshot showing how to copy links from YouTube.

For Instagram or Facebook : Click on the three-dot button on the top right of the video and then select the copy link option.

A screenshot demonstrating how to copy links from Facebook.

Start by heading to Kapwing.com in your browser and click Start Editing to enter the Kapwing Studio.

A screenshot of the Kapwing Studio's upload page.

Here, paste the URL you copied directly into the URL bar, and your video will be uploaded to the Studio.

Step 3: Export and Download

A screenshot of the Kapwing download page.

Once your link is pasted, give Kapwing some time to fully upload your video to the Studio – for longer videos, this may take up to a minute. Once it's fully uploaded, click the red Export button in the upper right corner and give Kapwing some time to process the video.

When Kapwing is done processing, click the Download button (or press on the video for a few seconds if using a smartphone) and the content will be downloaded to your device. On your computer, the file will be saved to your downloads folder whereas on your phone or tablet, it will go straight into your camera roll.

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.

I hope this article helps you download any video on the internet straight to your computer or phone! For more tips and tutorials on creating and editing digital content in 2021, check out Kapwing on YouTube. And while you're here, look through some related articles on saving online content to your own device: