3 Ways to Download Facebook Private Videos

3 Ways to Download Facebook Private Videos

May 14, 2022

Private Facebook videos are not visible to the public, but only to specific users or the uploaders themselves. When a person posts a video on Facebook, he/she can choose with whom he/she would like to share the video, and only registered Facebook users who have the permission can access it. Therefore, downloading a private video from Facebook is not really easy. But it’s difficult, not impossible. Below, we will suggest 3 methods that bring good results.

Disclaimer: F2VID does not advocate downloading copyright or private content without permission. This tutorial is only for personal fair use.

Method 1: Download Facebook Private Videos Directly on Browser

With this direct download method, you don’t need to install any plug-ins or software. You do the following steps to download your favorite private Facebook video. 

Step 1. Play the Facebook private video you’d like to download.

Step 2. Change “www” in the video URL to “m”. Then, open the new URL.

Step 3. Press F12 on your keyboard or right-click on a blank area and select “Inspect”.

Step 4. Click the Top left “Select an element in the page to inspect it” icon from the Inspect Element window, then play the private video. The source video URL will be highlighted as shown below:

Step 5. Double click on the highlighted codes, copy the video URL and open it on a new tab.

Step 6. Right-click on the video, and select “Save video as” to download the video.

Now, you’ve downloaded the private video successfully. 

However, this method can only help you save private Facebook videos to your device in SD quality. If you want a better viewing experience with higher quality like HD or full HD, try the other ways below.

Method 2: Use Online Video Downloaders for Facebook to Download Private Videos

A few online video downloaders are capable of processing and downloading private Facebook videos with superior quality, and our video downloader F2vid.com is one of them. Our tool will crawl the video from the page source and generate download options. To download a Facebook private video, follow the steps below. 

Step 1: Access Facebook on your computer, find the private video you want to download and click on the posting time.

Step 2: Go to F2vid.com, click “Download Private Video”, then paste the video link into the input inbox

Step 3: Copy the processed link and open it into a new tab 

Step 4: Highlight all source code by pressing Ctrl + A (Windows) or ⌘ + A (Mac), then right-click and select “Copy

Step 5: Back to https://f2vid.com/download-private-video/, paste the copied source code into the input box, and press “Download this video”.

Step 6: Choose the format and quality you want to download

Wait a few seconds and you have this video in the device’s memory.

Method 3: Use Facebook Private Video Download Extensions

Some current video download extensions allow you to download private videos from Facebook. There is no need to go into the video page source. The whole process can be easier and more efficient. You can refer to a few extensions on Google Chrome such as VIDSAVER, Download FB Videos, FBDown, etc. 

Above we have mentioned 3 methods to assist you in downloading private videos on Facebook. Hope the article is useful to you.

Wish you a good day!