Tip on saving video post from Facebook timeline (no software)

Sometimes, in our daily life, we are easy to give in to technical difficulties. I didn't remember the last time I attempted to save inspiring Facebook videos being posted by a friend or other unknown sources in order to able to share it further to friends over other platforms or social networks. And, I saw some other friends also did the same. 

"I shared the video posts on my timeline to keep record of the videos," said one friend. "The risks are getting my own timeline being cluttered."

Some other friends simply send the video to other people via Facebook private message, just to avoid cluttering their own timelines. 

Today, I stumble upon a solution by Computerhope.com that allows me to download any uploaded video on Facebook without any software. I hope these steps below would be helpful for you and me as well in the future. 


  1. Log in to Facebook and find the video you want to download.
  2. Right-click on the video and select Show video URL.
  3. A small pop-up window should appear, with the video URL. Press Ctrl+C on the keyboard to copy the URL.
  4. In the browser's Address bar, press Ctrl+V to paste the video URL.
  5. Modify the video URL, changing the "www" at the beginning of the URL to "m". The URL should then start with https://m.facebook.com/
  6. Once changed, press Enter to open the mobile version of the page and follow the steps below, depending on your browser.
Internet Explorer browser
  1. Click on the Play icon on the video to start playing the video in a new tab.
  2. At the bottom of the Internet Explorer window, a pop-up message will appear, asking if you want to Open or Save the video. Click the down arrow next to the Save button and select the Save as option.
  3. Choose a location on your computer where you want to save the video.
Google Chrome browser
  1. Click the Play icon on the video to start playing the video.
  2. Right-click on the video and select the Save video as... option.
  3. Choose a location on your computer where you want to save the video.
Firefox browser
  1. Click the Play icon on the video to start playing the video in a new tab.
  2. Right-click on the video and select the Save Video as... option.
  3. Choose a location on your computer where you want to save the video.
I used Chrome and it did work just that!