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How To Save Videos from Facebook Messenger 2021

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Facebook messenger is one of the most used messaging apps these days and aside from sending a text to one another, others prefer sharing pictures and videos they come across while scrolling through their Facebook feeds with their friends through messenger.

But, have you at any time tried to get those videos downloaded or saved to your phone?

Your answer will probably be a Yes because I have tried it several before, but before we get to know how to save videos from Facebook messenger, let’s look at a few things to note.

Videos shared through Facebook messenger are in two categories, first one is the videos received from your friend from his or her phone gallery and the second one is the videos shared to messenger by your friends through Facebook’s share button.

Unfortunately, as at the time of writing this article, there is no way to directly download or save videos that were shared directly from Facebook to messenger. The video must be uploaded by your friend to Facebook messenger app before you can save it.

But all hope is not lost since I will be showing you how to save videos from Facebook messenger using your mobile device (Android and iOS) in easy steps.

 

How To Directly Download or Save Uploaded Videos to Facebook Messenger

Let’s first see how we can directly save videos uploaded to Facebook messenger by a friend.

The steps to follow when saving videos uploaded to messenger by a friend is almost the same on both Android and iOS devices.

4 simple steps

  • Open your Facebook messenger app and locate your friend’s conversation
  • Find the video/s that was sent to you by your friend
  • Long press the video (three options will appear under the video)
  • Select the “Save Video” option. Video will be saved to your gallery.

 

How To Download or Save Videos Shared Directly from Facebook to Messenger App

Videos shared by friends that have been already uploaded on the Facebook platform cannot be directly downloaded or saved from messenger to your device. This means, if a friend shares a video with you through messenger by using Facebook’s share button, you won’t be able to save or download the video.

Fortunately, there exist few third-party websites that can help you download or save videos from Facebook messenger. Follow this step-by-step procedure.

  • Open the Facebook messenger on your device and locate the conversation
  • Click on the video link. You will be directed to the original video located on the Facebook app.
  • Tap on the three-dots located at the top of the video, then click on the “Copy Link” tab. (for those using iOS, click the Share button below the video and click on the “Copy link” to get access to the video URL.)
  • Head over to fbdown.net and paste the copied video link and tap on the “Download” button to get the video.

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You can also download Live Facebook videos but only when streaming has ended.

Note that fbdown.net is a third-party website so your videos will end up in your browser file download folder found on your android or iOS device.

However, for those using an iOS device, the final video is saved on your browser and you would have to click on the share button and select the “Save Video” button to download the video.

 

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How To Download or Save Videos Shared Directly from Facebook to Messenger App #Second Option

The second option to save videos from Facebook messenger is to use a third-party app called Videoder. It can be downloaded onto your mobile device or Windows computer.

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Let’s follow the steps on how to download Facebook messenger videos using the Videoder app.

  • Open the Facebook messenger on your device and locate the conversation
  • Click on the video link. You will be directed to the original video located on the Facebook app.
  • Tap on the three-dots located at the top of the video, then click on the “Copy Link” tab.
  • Open your Videoder app and paste the copied video link and tap on the “Download “button to get the video.

The video will be downloaded to the Videoder folder on your android device, you can also locate it in your gallery.

Bonus Method: Using the Messenger.Com Platform to Download Videos

If you don’t want to use any third-party application or website to download shared videos on messenger, you can use this bonus method to download or save messenger videos to your PC or Mac.

  • On your PC or Mac, head over to your browser and go to messenger.com, enter your login details
  • Locate and access your conversation
  • Find the video
  • Double click on the shared video to open it in full screen
  • Now, point your cursor to the top right of your screen and an icon with a download option will appear for you to download your video.

 

Conclusion

This is how to download or save videos from Facebook messenger shared with you. You now have many ways to save Facebook videos shared with you in messenger through the Facebook share button.

If you have any other method you have used to save videos from Facebook messenger in 2021, don’t hesitate to share with us in the comment box.

Kelvin Nii Ayi Aryee

I am a Social Media Marketer and Consultant and my aim is to help businesses and startups use the power of social media to increase their marketing effort and build a strong audience for their brand. I do this by implementing various social media marketing strategies to bring in more sales, traffic and leads for businesses through various social media platforms. Specialties: Social Media Marketing, Online Marketing, blogging, Affiliate Marketing and Email Marketing.

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