Download Videos from Facebook and YouTube for private use? See how

Public Notice: You are not authorized to download video from Facebook or Youtube for public use except you have authorization to do so from the intellectual owner of the video. But if you must download a video from Youtube or Facebook, for private purposes, then you are fit to read this blog post about How to Download Videos from Facebook and YouTube. A simple guide on how to Download Videos from Facebook and YouTube - Everyday so many videos are uploaded on Facebook by both friends on Facebook, mutual friends, and suggested video groups etc. Most of these videos can easily be watched by streaming them live on the internet straight from the Facebook page. As an internet user, we usually wish that we could save these videos so that we could watch them offline anytime we need it without having to stream them again on the internet thereby saving our internet data and extending our data bundle consumption.


I know this might be the reason you are reading this article in the first place. Notwithstanding, this guide will give you simple procedures on how to download Facebook videos without having to stress yourself by merely using some add-ons and browsers, download applications and software programs which is usually found online.

You can actually use some browser add-ons to download videos from Facebook and any other video websites like YouTube etc. It is very simple to use. Lets look at some examples;


 Facebook Video Download Add-on

Browser Add-ons

An add-on is a feature in your browser that makes browsing experience a lot more easier. There are two (2) major add-ons that is used to download videos from YouTube and Facebook without stress.

  1. Download Flash Player and Video Browser Add-on
  2. NetVideoHunter add-on for Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 
  3. Download Manager from the Internet

I'm sure you are curious how it work. This is the simple trick. Open the Menu of your browser and select Add-on or Punch Ctrl+Shift+A on your keyboard. Type this keyword on the search box that on the top right corner of the page - "Download Flash and Video" (Download Flash and Video is a great download helper tool that lets you download Flash games and Flash videos (YouTube, Facebook, Dailymotion, Google Videos and more) with a single click. The downloader is very easy to use.) Click the "Install"just around the bottom right of the add-on. You will need to restart your browser and revisit the facebook or YouTube video page to watch and download the video. Immediately you click on play icon, you will notice a blue icon on the top right corner of the browser. Click on the Icon to start downloading the video instead of streaming and watch it online.

If you follow the process above carefully, the you can download any video at all from your favourite video and movie websites like Facebook.com, YouTube.com, Revver.com, Yikers.com, Zippyvides.com, xVideos.com, Badjojo.com, Blastro.com, Dailymotion.com, Metacafe.com, Dachix.com, Collegehumor.com, Retube.com, Kontraban.com, Yourfilehost.com, Vimeo.com, Myvideo.de, Blip.tv, Spike.com, etc.

GreaseMonkey Script

You can also search and install the GreaseMonkey Script. This script does not work alone so you will also have to install Facebook HD Video Downlooader. The Greasemonkey Script enables you to personalize your browser with the JavaScript installed on it.

After you have completed the Facebook HD Video Downloader installation, then you can continue by reloading the video page. After the page has been refreshed, a link will pop up on your screen to enable you download and save the video on your personal computer (PC).

Download Software and Application
You can also download and install software that can enable you to download videos from Facebook and YouTube. Applications like:
  1. Flashget: The fastest of all download managers
  2. Download Accelerator Plus:  Squeezes the best out of your Internet connection
  3. Internet Download Manager: Works with all major browsers
  4. Free Download Manager: A free and solid all around download application
  5. Website Ripper Copier: Automatically download all content from a web page
  6. WebZIP: Collect web content to browse offline
  7. GetRight: Compact but fitted with all the necessary download features


FlashGet is a leading download manager and has the highest amount of users on the internet. It uses MHT(Multi-server Hyper-threading Transportation) technique, supports various protocols and has excellent document management features. FlashGet is a freeware without any adware or spyware. Other Ones will be discussed in our next post. Subscribe your email to get updates

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