Step-by-Step: How to Download a Facebook Live Video (Your Own and Someone Else’s)

How to Download a Facebook Live Video
How to Download a Facebook Live Video

I get asked this question a lot: How do I download my Facebook Live video?

Great question, honestly!

There are a number of reasons you might want to download your Facebook Lives, including:

  • So you can upload it to YouTube or Vimeo
  • So you can upload it to your own website or blog (as opposed to simply embedding it)
  • So you can repurpose it as a lead magnet
  • So you can store it on your computer…just in case!

In the past, Facebook didn’t make it super easy to figure out how to download your Lives.

Fortunately, it’s now really easy – and I’ll walk you through this simple process in just two steps!

Step-by-step system on how to download your Facebook Live Video

Note: This only works for your OWN Facebook Live Videos. If you want to download a Live that’s been shared by someone else on your feed or in a group, skip to the next section of this post where I share the tool that will do that for you!

1. Step One – Find the video in your profile, feed or on your page

 Probably the simplest way is to navigate to your page, and click on Videos in the left sidebar (if you shared it on your page).

Find the video you’d like to download and click on it to open it.

If you’re accessing the video via your feed, you’ll need to do things a little differently – you’ll want to click on the time stamp. This will make the video pop up, and you’ll also see all the comments on the right side of your screen.

Step 2: Click on the three little dots in the upper right-hand corner

You’ll now see the option to Download Video.

Click on this option and your video will automatically be saved to your phone or computer as an MP4.

That’s IT!

How to Download Someone Else’s Facebook Live

Unfortunately, following the steps above won’t work for someone else’s video. Clicking on the three dots will give you the option to Save Video (in your Saved file on Facebook only) or Embed Video (on your website or blog).

You may have heard of another strategy involving switching to the mobile version of Facebook – in fact, if you google “How to download a Facebook Live”, you’ll still see a few sites still giving these instructions!

Unfortunately, this strategy no longer works with most browsers.  That’s the bad news!

The good news is that you can easily download someone else’s Facebook Live using a free tool.

Here’s how!

How to Save a Facebook Live Using SaveFrom.net

 As above, find the video you’d like to download and click on the time stamp to open it up and start playing it.

Now copy the URL from your browser’s address bar, then go to SaveFrom.net and paste the URL.

You’ll now have the option to download the MP4 in standard definition or high definition.

And that’s it! Doesn’t get much easier than that J

Need more help with your Facebook Lives? These posts will help!

How to Grow Your List Using Facebook Live

Top 22 Ways to Use Facebook Live to Market Your Business

How to Look Like a Pro Using Facebook Live: Lights, Camera, Action

I’d love to know: How do you plan to repurpose your Facebook Lives? Let me know below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kim Garst
4 years ago

Yes they have Nicoli :-).

cis
cis
Reply to  Kim Garst
6 months ago

Unfortunately, neither technique works if your FB account has 2FA….

Tamara KSA
Tamara KSA
Reply to  cis
4 months ago

What’s up friends, pleasant piece of writing and good arguments commented
at this place, I am really enjoying these.

J Hunter
J Hunter
4 years ago

Kim, I have some amazing ideas that could really utilize the Facebook API – I have some of my development team on it now. We should talk because we could do a LOT of great things for people 😉

Riya Sharma
Riya Sharma
4 years ago

Thanks for this wonderful article. It helped me a lot. So useful.I’ll refer this site to my friends

Kim Garst
Admin
4 years ago

You can save any FB Live video using the instructions.

Mary John
Mary John
Reply to  Kim Garst
7 months ago

Can we download it on pc
I am not able to do that

bob
bob
4 years ago

great and in-depth guide mate 🙂 I will definitely consider reading other guides on your blog.

Kim Garst
Admin
4 years ago

Glad it was helpful, Jason!

Kim Garst
Admin
4 years ago

Glad it was helpful!

D. Walker
D. Walker
4 years ago

Same here. It seems to have worked for others who commented later, but I had the exact same results you’ve described. I wondered what we are not doing correctly.

inhindiadvice
inhindiadvice
Reply to  D. Walker
11 months ago

Very Helpful Comment

Devin
Devin
3 years ago

Great article with tons of information. Thanks!

Lib Harriss
Lib Harriss
3 years ago

Thank you…thank you…thank you…worked like a charm! Been trying to figure this out for a while..

Mary
Mary
3 years ago

Yay…didn’t think I could do this…thank you!

Kim Garst
Admin
3 years ago

Captures the video which comes with the audio.

Kim Garst
Admin
3 years ago

Glad you found some value here :-).

Kim Garst
Admin
2 years ago

It never hurts to have them on YouTube as well, Carla! Another source of traffic for you!

George Amanda
George Amanda
2 years ago

Thanks for the article. I find it very helpful to me.

Owsley Mcneff
Owsley Mcneff
2 years ago

Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful guide.

james may
james may
2 years ago

Thank you, that was a very simple yet complete tutorial. Thumbs up from me.

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adams@nationalrestaurantny
1 year ago

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Lisa Ashley
Lisa Ashley
1 year ago

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Lisa Ashley
Lisa Ashley
1 year ago

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Peter Crouch
Peter Crouch
1 year ago

Wow. Thank you for posting such useful posts.

Vishal Kumar
Vishal Kumar
1 year ago

Such a great article Kim I have found the solution. Keep it up!

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Rubi Kaur
1 year ago

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Kasperskyhelps
1 year ago

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LeonardoBrian
LeonardoBrian
1 year ago

Hi, I’m very thankful that I found this article. I’ve been searching for some tips to download Facebook live.

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Kaspersky helps
1 year ago

Your topic is very good and useful for us … Thank you for sharing your information.

Tracy
Tracy
1 year ago

Unforunately, savefrom net is no longer an option. Any suggestion?

Jacqui
Jacqui
1 year ago

Save from.net does not exist anymore in the US as of April 28, 2020. Is there another app or service that can do the same thing?

Owen
Owen
1 year ago

The save.net site has closed down and no longer provides the download. Do you know of any other current capture app I could download to save my FB live videos?

Akpotohor Sunday
Akpotohor Sunday
1 year ago

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Kaspersky helps
1 year ago

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Kaspersky helps
1 year ago

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Steve Devisser
Steve Devisser
1 year ago

Thanks for the easy to use help Kim!

Gopi patel
Gopi patel
1 year ago

Awesome article, Thanks for sharing!

Richard Greaves
Richard Greaves
11 months ago

Isn’t available anymore 26 June 2020

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McAfee.com/activate
11 months ago

This is a very valuable article to share with us.

Facebook Video Download
Facebook Video Download
11 months ago

Nice article,
I really like it.

Clark Michel
Clark Michel
11 months ago

good information, I like all your blogs. You are fine. Thanks to the administrator.

larry
larry
11 months ago

savefrom.net closed it’s services to the USA in April.

Sandy
Sandy
10 months ago

Hi, this article very useful for me for now about more option here to download facebook video ..

Clark Michel
Clark Michel
10 months ago

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Jimmyron
Jimmyron
10 months ago

Thanks for the insightful information.

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Text Messages
10 months ago

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Lotuence Dube
Lotuence Dube
10 months ago

thank you! you are one in a million

Glen Scott
Glen Scott
9 months ago

Hi KIM!

This been great i just try & it’s working alredy known another method but that recently not working that why i was wondering how can i download video from Facebook …!!

But my problem has been solved Once a again thanks for your great step-by step tutorial..:)

Nicole Williams
Nicole Williams
8 months ago

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teqhow
8 months ago

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Prakhar Kumar
8 months ago

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FURKAN FIRAT
FURKAN FIRAT
8 months ago

I do just like you say. However, the quality of my stream is better than the video I downloaded. Is there any way to download my stream in the same quality without it gets down. Help please?

Mary
Mary
7 months ago

I think this is a good option to record really. I also think using a free web-based app is also practical and a wise choice. I think it is more practical instead of downloading an app on your computer.

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