Facebook is a world by everyone for everyone. But, not all Facebook videos or any other contents on this platform are publicly available. Viewers often limit their audience to some selected people for viewing the post. Once a user sets the setting of his/her/their video posts private, only a few people on his/her/their ‘restricted list’ will have full access to them.
But, how to curb this tension? What to do when you like a funny video but can’t download it due to privacy issues?
The solution is here. Find here some happening facebook hacks from where you can easily download private Facebook videos.
Which are Private Facebook Videos
How to identify private Facebook videos? Very simple! Just look at the privacy icon of the post/video post. If it is set other than the icon of ‘earth,’ the video post has limited access to users. The uploader has picked his/her/their own choices of people who can see their posts.
Now, let’s get back to the topic. Facebook videos with their privacy setting set to other than ‘Public’ are the private videos. How to download them?
How to Download Facebook Video (having privacy issues)
The world of the internet is full of wonders and new ideas. There are many online tools for downloading Facebook videos. But, to download private Facebook videos, options are limited.
Below are some online Facebook video downloaders through which you start downloading private videos.
The Online Facebook Video Downloader, ‘FBDownloader’ is a good tool for downloading Facebook videos. You just need to have a stable network and a working laptop or PC, then follow the given steps:
- Open the private Facebook video you want to download on one tab.
- Open the link, https://fbdownloader.net/private-facebook-downloader on another tab.
- Copy (Ctrl+C) the video URL and Paste (Ctrl+V) it in the 1st step of FBDownloader.net.
- When you paste the link, the 2nd step will be filled in automatically. Do not worry about that.
- In the 3rd step, you need to enter the source code for downloading the video. How to get the source code? It is way too easy. Press Ctrl+U (if you are using Windows) or Command + Option + U (If you are using a Mac); it’ll lead you to the page source code. Select all (Ctrl+A) and Paste (Ctrl+V) in the 3rd step.
- Now click the Download option, sit back till the download page loads. Once done, you are good to download the Facebook private video either in HD quality/SD quality.
FBDownloader.net is an effective way to download videos from Facebook. Remember the shortcuts to download your favorite video in just 2 minutes. Please note, you need to have a Unique URL of the video.
The process won’t work if you copy sources from the news feed, profile page, or any other Facebook page where the video is available. Plus, it will only work if you open both the tabs in the same browser. Otherwise, it may show an error page.
FDown.net is another popular online video downloader for downloading private Facebook videos and public videos. The process is similar to the first one that I mentioned above. Follow the below steps,
- Open one tab on your browser and go to the link, https://fdown.net/private-downloader.php.
- In the same browser, open the Facebook video you want to download.
- Now Copy (Ctrl+C) the video link and Paste (Ctrl+V) it the 1st field.
- Once you finish the previous step, do not worry about the 2nd field. It will be filled in automatically.
- The next step would be to insert the video page source. To view the page source, press Ctrl+U on the webpage containing the video and Select All (Ctrl+A), Copy (Ctrl+C), and Paste (Ctrl+V) in the 3rd field.
- Now click the ‘Download’ option, you will be allowed to download the video either in HD quality or in SD quality.
Just like FBDownloader.net and FDown.net, another online Facebook video downloader is Getfvid.com. It is a web-based online tool having simpler and fewer steps than the previous ones. How to download private videos using this tool?
Follow it up from here. To download videos from this site, you need to follow the below steps:
- Open the private Facebook video you want to download on one tab and,
- Open the link, https://www.getfvid.com/private-downloader on another tab.
- Now, copy the video page source from the webpage containing the video. To do so, Press Ctrl+U; it’ll lead you to the page source. Select All (Ctrl+A), Copy (Ctrl+C), and Paste (Ctrl+V) in the space provided on Getfvid.com.
- Clicking the Download button will lead you to a download page.
- You are now good to download private Facebook videos in HD and Normal quality. Click download and, the download process will begin in a minute.
These are some of the best and most proven tools to download private Facebook videos. You can also use these portals to download live Facebook videos (only after the live streaming ends).
If these online tools fail to work in some (rare) cases, you can go for another trick that works 100% for all types of Facebook videos. This new and smart trick does not require any third-party websites or applications to download private Facebook videos.
Having an android mobile or windows laptop, Google Chrome, and an internet connection will do everything for you. Want to know how to download private Facebook videos using this simple trick? Read below. It’ll take 2 minutes to learn this trick by heart.
The Google Chrome Trick
Everyone can download a public Facebook video. There are many online downloaders for that. But when it comes to private videos, the algorithms create blocks in our way. You may find a few online private video downloaders on the web, but the trick I am about to explain is a unique and special one.
You can use this Google Chrome Trick on both your android mobile and windows laptops. Using this simple method will save a lot of time.
To get started, open the video you want to download and follow the steps:
Download Private Facebook Videos on Android
If you are using your android device, go through this method. It’ll save both of your time and MB because every byte of the internet pack counts!
- Go to the Facebook video page and select the video you want to download. If you are using Facebook Application, you need to copy the video address and open the link on Google Chrome. That may show as “m.facebook/xyzabcijk.”
- Replace “m.facebook/xyzabcijk” with “mbasic.facebook/xyzabcijk” and open it in new browser tab
- You will see a different video format and, to the right bottom corner, you will see the menu.
- Click the three-dotted menu, where you will find the downloading option. Hurray, you did it! You can download the video without any further steps.
Please note: Using this step, you can download private Facebook videos in SD quality only.
Download Private Facebook Videos on Laptop
If you are using Facebook on your windows laptop or pc, follow the steps below to download Facebook private videos smoothly and effectively.
- Go to the Facebook video page and select the video you want to download. Look at the address bar. It may show as “www.facebook.com/xyzabcijk.”
- Now, replace “www” with “m”; you will get the address as, “m.facebook.com/xyzabcijk” which will lead you to the mobile version of Facebook.
- Go to the video and right-click on it; you will see the “Inspect” option. Click on that.
- You will see the HTML page on your right screen. Go to the “Network” option in the 1st menu.
- Under “Network,” you will find the “Media” tab and click it.
- Then, play the video file for a while and pause it.
- Now, look at the HTML page and, you will find some links appearing under the “Name” section under the “Media” tab.
- Double click the URL with the .mp4 extension shown under the “Name” section, and it will redirect you to a new webpage.
- You will now see a downloadable video format, and to the bottom right corner, you will see the menu,
- Go to the three-dotted menu and select the “Download” option. You are all clear to download your favorite private Facebook video quite easily than any other method or third-party portals.
Make Sure you are ETHICALLY Downloading Contents
While downloading any private content from Facebook, make sure you are ethically doing it. Users set their privacy settings of a post for a reason. For this very same, we must not intrude on theirs.
Private videos may contain personal and sensitive data that the person does not wish to share with the public. We should all respect that.
Without their permission, we shouldn’t consider sharing their content. There is a high chance of receiving legal notice if someone tries to share Facebook videos of professional musicians, artists over social media or any other platform.
Be Careful With Your Actions! Think Twice Before Acting!
Downloading private Facebook videos is somewhat complicated. Users often change their audience from public to restricted persons through different privacy settings. But, these online tools could be a real help for those in need. Above mentioned tools are some of the best ones to download videos with ease and a seamless process.
Have you found what you were looking for? Has this article helped you to download Facebook videos with privacy issues? Comment below your thoughts.
(If you are interested in knowing more about such internet hacks, read “A Guide To 10 Best Online Video Downloader”)
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