Facebook is a popular social platform that allows you to upload videos and pictures. Sometimes, you may want to save videos from Facebook. How to download Facebook video to computer? This post offers you 3 easy ways!

Facebook lets you watch live videos, TV shows, and short videos. Want to download them to your computer? Here are the 3 best free ways to download Facebook video to computer! (Try MiniTool MovieMaker to make a Facebook slideshow!)

Way 1. Download Facebook Video Directly to Computer

Here’s the most reliable way to save Facebook video to computer without using any video downloader.

Step 1. Find the Facebook video that you want to download and double-click on it.

Step 2. Click the video URL in the address bar.

Step 3. Open a new tab and copy and paste the URL in the address bar.

Step 4. Replace “www” with “mbasic” and hit the Enter key.

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Step 5. Play this video, click the three dots button, and select Download to save the video from Facebook.

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Way 2. Download Facebook Video to Computer with FBDOWN.net

Another way to download Facebook video to computer is to use an online Facebook video downloader - FDOWN.net. It’s capable of downloading Facebook videos, private Facebook videos, and Twitter videos in MP4 format.

Here’s how to download video from Facebook to computer.

Step 1. Visit the FDOWN.net website.

Step 2. Copy the URL of the video you’d like to save from Facebook and paste the link in the box.

Step 3. Click the Download button to analyze the video URL.

Step 4. Then select the download option “Download Video in Normal Quality” or “Download Video in HD Quality” to download Facebook video to MP4.

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Way 3. Download Facebook Video to Computer with Video DownloadHelper

The last way of downloading videos from Facebook is using Video DownloadHelper. It’s an extension for Chrome and Firefox web browsers. With it, you can download embedded videos from any website including Facebook.

Take the following steps to save a Facebook video to your computer.

Step 1. Go to the Chrome web store and install the Video DownloadHelper extension

Step 2. Open the Facebook website and find the video you want to download.

Step 3. Double-click on the video to expand it.

Step 4. Head to the address bar and replace “www” with “m”.

Step 5. Play the video and click the Video DownloadHelper extension icon.

Step 6. Click the three dots and choose the Quick download option from the drop-down menu. Then it will start downloading your video from Facebook.

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If some videos still can't be downloaded from Facebook, you can try a screen recorder like MiniTool Video Converter.

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This post shows you 3 easy ways to download Facebook videos to your computer. You can choose the method that suits you best!

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