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IT'S possible to download videos from Facebook – even if you're not on WiFi.

Here's a quick guide on how to do it.

How to download video from Facebook

Find the video you want to download and click the three dots in the upper right hand corner of the post.

Then click 'copy link' and copy the link that pops up.

Paste it into a new tab and change 'www' to 'mbasic'.

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For example, if the copied address was https://www.facebook.com/TheSun/videos then you would change it to https://mbasic.facebook.com/TheSun/videos.

Once you've done this, press the enter key on your keyboard.

The screen should change and you then need to right click on the desired video and click 'Open Link In New Tab'.

In the new tab you should just see the video on its own with no Facebook likes or comments.

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How to save a Facebook video

Then, right click on the video again and select 'Save video As' and save it to your computer.

It should work in seconds (or minutes for a big video).

So to recap:

  • 1. Find the video
  • 2. Click the three dots
  • 3. Copy the link
  • 4. Swap www. to mbasic.
  • 5. Press enter
  • 6. Open it in a new tab
  • 7. Right click and Save Video As

Downloading Facebook video on your smartphone is possible but it's a bit more complicated.

And it would involve downloading a third-party app that you have to give your Facebook login to.

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It's probably better to use the desktop method.

This is much safer – don't risk your online security.

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