Social media has taken the world by storm, in no small part because of the videos that people share. We’ve all seen a shared video that we’ve wanted to keep. That’s why this blog will take you through the process of downloading videos from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
However, there are a few things you should be aware of before we get down to brass tacks. First, as these websites don’t feature a download button, you are going to need to leverage some third-party software or web-based tools.
The other thing you need to be aware of is very important:
You need to know your country’s copyright laws before you start to download any videos from social media. It’s like jaywalking - just because you might be able to do it, doesn’t mean you should (or that it’s a smart thing to do in the first place). Just because you “can” download a video from the Internet, doesn’t mean you should.
Now that we’ve gotten the legal disclaimer out of the way, let’s get to it.
When you see a video on Twitter that you want to download, you’ll need to click on the arrow, found in left-hand corner of the video. Select Copy link to Tweet, and go to the SaveTweetVid website. Once you enter the URL, your download should start automatically.
If you’re working with a mobile device, there are applications that serve a similar purpose, like Video Downloader for Twitter.
While Facebook does allow you to save videos, it is only to your Facebook profile - the file isn’t actually downloaded to your device. If you want to do that, you’ll need to select Copy link from the three-dot menu at the top-right of the video you want. Access Getfvid and paste in the link.
If you need an app, try Video Downloader for Facebook.
As a Facebook property, downloading video content requires a very similar process. Access the three-dot menu, select Copy link, and enter it into DownloadGram.
The Google Play Store also offers an Android app to accomplish this: InstaSave.
What other kinds of tips would you like to learn? Leave some suggestions in the comments!
Suffolk Computer Consultants has been serving the Speonk area since 2013, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.
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