How to Download Private Facebook Videos

How to Download Private Facebook Videos

1. FBDown

Available on: Web

As you will soon discover, many of the sites we’re going to introduce you to in this article use exactly the same trick to download private Facebook videos. They almost always involve grabbing a copy of the Facebook video’s source code and pasting it somewhere into the tool.

Despite the growing competition, one web app has been at the front of the pack for a long time—

The site has two separate tools. There’s one for downloading public Facebook videos and one for downloading private Facebook videos.

To use FBDown to download private videos from Facebook, follow the step-by-step instructions below:

  1. Navigate to in your web browser.
  2. In a new tab, log into Facebook and go to the page of the video you want to download.
  3. If you’re using Windows, press Ctrl + U. If you’re using a Mac, press Command + Option + U. This shortcut will show you the web page’s source code.
  4. Copy the source code into the box on
  5. Click Download.

(Note: You need to visit the video’s unique URL. The process will not work if you copy the source code from your news feed, a profile page, or any other Facebook page where you can see the video.)

2. Video Downloader PLUS

Available on: Google Chrome

If you want to avoid using a website to download private Facebook videos, you are in luck. FBDown has also made a Chrome web app called Video Downloader PLUS. You can install it in your browser to quickly grab videos as you see them.

Best of all, the tool works with far more than just Facebook. Indeed, you can use Video Downloader PLUS to download all the most popular types of media from just about any website (assuming it doesn’t have various DRM restrictions and copyright locks set up).

Video Downloader PLUS is free to download and use. The tool still receives regular updates, so you can be confident it will not be a security threat to your browser.

3. FBDownloader

Available on: Web

If you don’t like using FBDown to download private Facebook videos, there are a few other services on the web that are worth checking out.

FBDownloader, for example, offers the same functionality. Just copy and paste the video page source code into the on-screen box and click on Download to let the tool do its thing.

When the processing is complete, right-click on the video’s thumbnail, select Save As, and give the file a name.

You can also use FBDownloader to download private Facebook videos on mobile.

4. Vidsaver

Available on: Web

Another of the sites that let you download private Facebook videos is Vidsaver.

Once again, the same process applies. Grab the video’s source code by press Ctrl + U on Windows or Command + Option + U on a Mac. Paste the code into the web app and hit Fetch.

Vidsaver also offers a tool for downloading public Facebook videos. If needed, you can click on Public Video at the bottom of the page to jump into the other interface.

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