If for any reason you have ever tried download Facebook videos to save them on your computer and watch offline, surely you have found that it is not possible. Although there used to be a trick that took advantage of the mobile version, that no longer works.
However, there are several alternatives that allow you download a video from Facebook to your computer in a simple way, regardless of the operating system you use, be it Windows, Linux or macOS.
From the web
If you don’t want to install anything, one of the simplest solutions is to use a website like FBDown.net. Here all you have to do is paste the link to the Facebook video you want to download.
Once you do this, the web recognizes the video and offers you two options: standard download and high quality download. Choose the one you want and the video will appear in a new window with a download icon:
The only thing you have to bear in mind is that the site does not work if you have an ad blocker active, so you must deactivate it if you want to download Facebook videos using this tool.
FBDown also offers an extension for Chrome that adds a button to the browser’s toolbar and allows you to download videos automatically by simply clicking on it. Even simpler.
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Download an app
If you want a slightly more complex option that gives you more control over your downloads, our recommendation is to use jDownloader. This app is a famous cross-platform download manager, that is, it works both on Windows and on Linux and macOS.
The advantage of jDownloader is that it allows you to add multiple downloads at the same time and pause and resume at your leisure. Also, all you have to do is copy the Facebook URL where the video is and jDownloader scans it automatically.
It also works with videos from other sources, so used to download almost all multimedia content from almost any website.
In this other article we explain how to download Facebook videos from your mobile and in this other, how to download music from YouTube without programs