Facebook Video Download

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Facebook Video Download

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Come over here, quickly, you need to see this. What? What?

AWWWHHH - what a cute kitty cat! I want this video, Mommy! Download it.

Okay, okay, äh wait, how the heck do I download a video from Facebook???


Hi, I’m Sabine Biesenberger, sales and marketing mentor to coaches, and in a sec, I’ll share with you three super-easy hacks you can use to download videos from Facebook - yes, any video…


And just to be clear, I’d never watch a cat video in my life… (text: said no-one ever!) 


Depending on the video you want to get your hands on - you need to apply a different hack. Sorry, there’s just no-one-hack-fits all. 


So hack #1 is for you if the video is your own one, hack #2 is for you if you want to download someone else’s public video (more about what public means later) and hack #3 is for you if you want to get your hands on a restricted video, for example one that has been shared in a private Facebook group. Should you be unsure which hack you need, well, watch the entire video from start to finish. Because I’ll show you how to get them all - legally and without any dodgy third-party tool. 


Are you ready to start the Facebook video download process? Then let’s grab those videos.


Hack #1: How to download your own videos on Facebook (optimise title)


Use your computer and log in to Facebook via your browser. I use Chrome right now. Don’t do the steps on your phone inside the Facebook app as especially hack #2 and #3 won’t work! So let’s check out the newsfeed to grab a video… Here’s one… How the heck did that one get in here…??? {Zoe shrugging and saying I don’t know?}


Once you found one of your own videos, click in the middle of the video or the time stamp link at the top of the post. It’ll open in full screen mode. Then click the three little dots on the right-hand side next to your profile name and select “Download video”. The video will open again in a different view - and to download it for good - you’ll either need to click the three little dots at the bottom on the right-hand side and click “Download” or you can place your mouse in the middle of the video and right-click. Select “Save Video As…” and you should see it now in your download folder or wherever else you save your files. Sometimes you need to select a folder first and then click save - like in my case here.


Easy, wasn’t it? Now let’s download someone else’s public video. But before we do that, subscribe to this channel if you haven’t done so yet and hit the bell to stay in the know.


Hack #2: How to download public videos shared by other people (optimise title)


Pay attention to this, because the video you want to download needs to be set to public by the other person in order for this hack to work (otherwise I’d recommend hack #3). To download the video use your desktop (and not the Facebook app in your phone) and log in via your browser - Chrome for example - to access your newsfeed.


Once there, look for a video you’d like to download from someone else. Check that this video is set to “Public”. If you see the world or little globe icon next to the time stamp link, you know you’re good to go. Psst: This hack works even for videos shared in groups as long as the group is a “public group” - for example like this “Ecamm Live Community” here. 


===By the way, Ecamm is a fantastic tool - if you want to check it out you can do so here: sabine.media/ecamm===


A little warning before we get into the nitty-gritty… bear with me during this hack as it’s a bit more techy and has more steps than hack #1. Pause whenever you need to to follow along.


Pick the video you want and click in the middle of the video (yes, the middle!) so that it opens in full-screen mode. Then click the three little dots on the top on the right hand side and select “Copy link”. Go to “File” in your browser menu, select “New Incognito Window” (it won’t work just in a new tab, it needs to be an incognito or private one), go to the field where you normally type in an URL, right-click and select “Paste” and click “Enter”. The URL of the video should now appear here and open up. If there’s a pop-up showing saying you should login, simply click “Not Now” at the bottom of it.


You should see a post with the video looking like this. Now, go to “View” in your browser menu, select “Developer” and then “View Source”. If you use another browser, for example, Safari you’d need to go under their “Developer” tab to get to the Page Source. 


Once there, let’s get crack the code. Take a deep breath {showing deep calm breathing}; you can do this.


Go to the “Edit” section in the menu, click “Find” and then “Find…”. A little pop-up field should be there now. Click in there and enter “hd_src” and click enter. By the way, this grabs the HD (or high definition) version of this video. This phrase should now be highlighted in the code and the next step you need to do is to copy the link that starts after the “ - normally it starts with https:…


Highlight everything within those tow “” - yes. it might be a super-long one. Once highlighted, click right and select “Copy”. Click in the URL field and overwrite the existing URL.


To do that right-click and select paste. Click enter. Now you see the video in full-screen mode. you’ll either need to click the three little dots at the bottom on the right-hand side and click “Download” or you can place your mouse in the middle of the video and right-click. Select “Save Video As…” and you should see it now in your download folder or wherever else you save your files. Sometimes you need to select a folder first and then click save - like in my case here.


Congrats! You made it through tech hell to download a third-party video - in HD quality. If you liked this video so far, tap the “thumbs up” button to show me your love. Now, the next hack is all about downloading a restricted video, for example one, that has been shared by someone else in a private group.



Hack #3: How to download videos shared by someone else in a private group (optimise title)


Again, use your desktop to download a restricted video (and not the Facebook app on your phone) and log in via your browser - I use Chrome here - to access your newsfeed.


From your profile, hop over to a group where the video you’d like to download is located. For the sake of this activity, I’ll go into the “ActiveCampaign Official Community” - a group of a tool I love. 


===By the way, if you want to get your hands on all the tools that I use in my business, head over to sabine.media/businesstools (no opt-in required) and browse through my list of tools that I highly recommend and use in my business every single day.===


So, let’s pick a video that someone else posted in this group. You can see that this is a restricted video by hovering over the icon next to the time stamp link.


Once you found a video you’d like to download, click in the middle of the video. It’ll open up in full-screen mode. From there, double-click the URL field and replace the www in the URL with mbasic. Another view will open up. Click in the middle of the clip again, and a new window will open up with the clip.


To download the video you need to click the three little dots at the bottom on the right-hand side and click “Download” or you can place your mouse in the middle of the video and right-click. Select “Save Video As…” and you should see it now in your download folder or wherever else you save your files. Sometimes you need to select a folder first and then click save - like in my case here. 


I know that you’re itching to ask me two things, am I right? Number one what the heck is mbasic and is it safe - and number 2 why can’t I download videos through mbasic in HD quality? I’m glad you asked. Let me google the answer for your first question… {mbasic facebook - what is this}


Mbasic is the one of the mobile version of facebook. This version of facebook is made for mobile browser on slow internet connection. This displays all features in standard version that you can use easily. ... This version of facebook is made for mobile browser on slow internet connection.


So, you’re safe. And yes, it’s legal as it’s offered directly from Facebook. So use it as you please.


Which brings me to your second question… why not in HD quality? Well, as we needed to switch over to the mbasic mode to grab this video (and there’s no other way if you don’t want to use any third-party tool), you’ll need to live with the lower quality as mbasic was meant to give you access to files when you’re not connected to a network - so it makes the files as small as possible for you to download and watch offline without clogging your drive. The quality is still sufficient though, especially if you watch the video on your phone. 


Phew! You just learnt three ways how to download videos from Facebook. Please do me a favour, and if you grab anything from anyone - respect their copyright. Don’t download any videos from Facebook for questionable activities. Just don’t do it… it’s not cool. {I see you gesture Zoe?}


Now that I showed you how to download videos from Facebook, tell me your deepest, darkest secret… do you stop the scroll to watch funny cat videos; I won’t judge you - promise? Leave me a comment below. I’d love to get to know you better.


And if you’re keen to see which business tools and apps I use in my own business, hop over to sabine.media/business-tools where I’ll pull back the curtain and show you the top tools I use in my business every single day. Freely accessible, you don’t even need to type in your email address. 


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