How To Download Videos From Facebook Messenger

December 20, 2021

You have probably sent or received a video or two with Facebook Messenger if you use Facebook. From time to time, you might come across a video so great that you want to download it so you can watch it over and over again without consuming your precious mobile data.

However, downloading videos from Facebook Messenger can be a bit complicated. You used to download them via an option at the bottom of the screen, but that option is not there anymore after a few updates.

But, don't worry, we have it all figured out for you. There are other ways you can download videos from Facebook messenger. In this article, we will take you through each one of them. Let's dive straight in.

4+1 Ways To Download Videos From Facebook Messenger

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1. Downloading Facebook Messenger Videos on Your Computer

For downloading a video from Facebook messenger On Windows through a computer, you have to first log in to your Facebook account. 

Add in your email address and password to open your account. This opens your Facebook messenger.

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     1. Go to the messages section and click on Chat History. This will show you all the recent messages.

     2. Select the conversation from where you have to download the video from and open the video.

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     3. Next, click on "View your Saved". This will open a new tab on your computer.

     4. Go to "My Collections" which will lead you to your saved videos through messenger.

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      5. Find the video you want to download and click on it to save it.  

      6. After downloading, open the "downloads" folder

      7. If you did this all correctly, your video should be in it

2. Download Facebook Messenger Videos with URL Extraction

This is a method to download video from Facebook messenger used for the page’s mobile version. 

  1. Navigate to the Facebook video to download it. 
  2. Right-click on the video to copy the video link at the current time. 
  3. Paste the URL to the browser tab. 
  4. Edit the URL, remove the "www." part, and replace it with "m." to access the mobile version. 
  5. This will load the page where you have to play the video. 
  6. Right-click on the Facebook video and select Inspect or Ctrl+Shift+I. For Mac PC users, it is Alt+Cmd+J. 


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      7. After this, locate the video URL which ends in mp4, and copy it. 

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      8. Open another tab and paste that link. 

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      9. When the Facebook video opens right-click on it and select "Save Video As". 

3. Download a Shared Video from Facebook Messenger on an iPhone 

There are several ways to download a video on Facebook Messenger with an iPhone. In this example, we will explain how to do it with an app called Documents by Readdle. Scroll down to get the lowdown!

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  1. Open the App Store on your iPhone and Download an app called "Documents by Readdle".
  2. After it is downloaded, open the app
  3. As this is the first time you are opening it, there will be three screens that you just have to swipe across from left to right. Also, tap "Not Now" in the top right corner of the screen. This will move you to the Documents main page. 
  4. Leave it as such and open the web browser. 
  5. Type "" on the search bar at the top of the screen and tap on “go”. 
  6. You will find an "Enter the URL" text box. Double click there and tap "paste" to copy the address. 
  7. Tap "download".
  8. Open "Save File" in the documents. 
  9. There is a rule that all videos get downloaded in the highest quality, but you can adjust and select the quality you want in the drop-down menu. This enables you to save some space too on your device. 
  10. Further, change the name of the Facebook video if needed, as it will help you to track the video on your device easily. 
  11. The app will download the video to the "Downloads" folder in the Documents application. 
  12. Open the Facebook video and find a "..." option on the lower right corner. Tap on it. 
  13. Select "share" from the pop-up menu. 
  14. Near the bottom of the screen, tap "save to files" 
  15. Next, tap "On my iPhone” and select any folder you want below it. 
  16. Tap "Add" in the top right corner of the screen. 
  17. After this, press home and open Files. Here, you can see the video.

4. Download Facebook Messenger Videos on Android

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Apart from the three methods above, downloading a video from Facebook messenger on an Android device needs different steps. To download and save videos from Facebook messenger on android, follow the steps below.

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  1. Go to the google play store on your Android device. 
  2. Type "ES File Explorer" on the search bar. 
  3. After finding it, tap Install. While the app is installing in the background, open Google Chrome. 
  4. Type "" in the search bar. 
  5. Tap Enter or Go. This leads you to the site to download the video from Facebook messenger. Alternatively, you can also try our Facebook video converter.
  6. You will notice a text field in the middle; tap on it. 
  7. Now go to Facebook messenger, click on the video, and copy the link. 
  8. Paste the copied video's address here on the text field. 
  9. Tap download and select where you want to save the video.
  10. Wait for the download to finish

But, if you want to save this video in your photos or gallery, follow the simple steps below. 

  1. Go to the folder where the video is located, and tap and hold on the video. 
  2. You will see a menu icon in the right corner. 
  3. You can see the option "Move to". Tap on it and select DCIM > Camera > OK. 
  4. Now, your video from Facebook Messenger is saved to your phone.

Alternative: How to Save a Video From Facebook Messenger on your Smartphone (iOS and Android Compatible)

While Facebook won’t allow you to save videos posted on other Facebook pages, you can still save videos your friends and family shared with you through Facebook Messenger. Do you want to know how to do it on your smartphones? Follow the steps below.

  1. Open Messenger
  2. Tap on the conversation that contains the video you want to save
  3. Tap and hold the video and tap on “save” when it pops up.
  4. If you need to, let Facebook Messenger access your phone’s media library
  5. After the download is complete, go to your phone’s media library app to verify if your video is present or not.
  6. If you can see your video in your media library app, then the job is done.
  7. If it isn’t there, then you need to go back to the Messenger app and download the video again. The reason it didn’t download was most likely because of your connection quality.
  8. Alternatively, downloading could still be in progress, so might need to be a bit more patient.


As you can see, there are different ways you can save videos from Facebook messenger. Whether it’s on Windows, Mac, or even smartphones, downloading videos from Facebook to Messenger can be highly inconvenient.

To make the whole process hassle-free, you can use our Facebook to mp4 converter. It is easy to use and saves you time and effort. It is also free to use and allows you to download videos according to your choice, video mp4 or audio mp3 formats. So why wait! Go ahead and get started.

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