The easy way to save Facebook videos

All you do is add one letter to the URL.

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Mike wants to save a video from Facebook. Luckily if you’re using a desktop or laptop PC it’s quite easy.

I can almost hear you saying, “Hold on Josh—when I watch a Facebook video on my PC there aren’t any links to save it!” Correct, but all you have to do is trick your browser into thinking you’re browsing Facebook on your phone. Here are the steps:

Right-click any non-Youtube video and select Show video URL

Revealing the URL

Right-click the video and select Show video URL.

Copy this URL to your clipboard, then paste it into the browser’s address bar.

Hit Enter to open this page

Delete the 'www' in front of the URL and replace it with the letter 'm' so the links look like this:

Original URL

We just need to remove these w’s.

Mobile version

Replace the w’s with an m to view the mobile version. 

Hit Enter to open the mobile version of the video and click Play on the video. It has to start playing for you to proceed to the final step.

Right-click the video and select Save Video As...

Saving the video

And voila - you can now save the video.

Save the video to your PC, and now you can watch it using your video player of choice for MP4 files.

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