How to Download Facebook Videos without Programs

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Did you know that you can download videos from Facebook without using programs? If you don't know how, I explain it to you in this tutorial. On more than one occasion we have found a video on Facebook that we want to save for posterity or we want to save to show it to someone without having to waste time looking for it again... Downloading videos from Facebook and saving them is very simple and will only take you a few minutes.



On many occasions, applications that promise to download a video from Facebook are often a gateway to all Internet viruses. I am garbage applications that weigh a lot and take up space on your computer.


How to download Facebook videos without programs

The way to save Facebook videos on your computer is very simple and consists in making Facebook believe that we are accessing the website from a cell phone. The first thing to do is to choose the video you want to download.

The next thing is to click on the video post to get the exact URL and then edit it. One way to do this is to click on the creation date of the post and a new window will open with the video.


Change the URL of the page

When the new window opens up where the video URL is, a Link will appear it should look something like this: https://www.facebook.com/.......


Now we have to trick Facebook into believing that the device on which we are watching the video is a cell phone. To change the URL you have to remove the three "w" from the address and put an "m" in its place. The result will look like this: https://m.facebook.com/.....

The page will refresh again, but its appearance is now different. With larger text and the video player now takes up almost the entire screen width. This is because of the mobile version.



Saving the video

To save the video you need to play the video. Click the Play button to play the video. Once the video starts, right click on the video and select the Save As option.

The File Explorer window opens and there select the folder where you want to save the video and press the Save button. The video will be saved in the selected folder and format. The default format is MP4.

You can go to the folder where you saved the video and play it with a video player of your choice to verify that the video was downloaded correctly.


How to download videos from Facebook: considerations

The most important thing to keep in mind when downloading videos from Facebook with this method is that it is used to download videos, but only on the computer. In case you want to download videos to a cell phone, you will have to resort to other techniques or specialized applications.


In Google Play as in App Store there are excellent free applications to download video on Facebook. You do not need to be an expert to use them.


Limited resolution

The videos downloaded with this method usually have a limited resolution. In other words, the resolution is low and if you want to watch the video on a large screen, it will most likely be of poor quality.

cannot be downloaded

There are special cases where video cannot be downloaded and this is due to your privacy. There are videos that belong to private or secret groups and it is not possible to download them.


Considering these details, downloading an application with this method is the fastest and most reliable option available to download and save the Facebook videos you want to have on your computer.


So, after learning how to download and save Facebook videos without programs, you can also read how to create your own Facebook avatar.

To read more:

  • How to put a video profile on Facebook
  • How to share a Facebook video to WhatsApp easily
  • How to make a video call with Facebook
  • How to make video calls with Facebook Messenger
  • How to see hidden friends on Facebook

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