We've all been frustrated by private videos on Facebook that can't be downloaded. No matter how deep you dive into the settings, you won't be able to. You can download public videos, but any videos that have been marked 'private' by the uploader can't be downloaded in the same way. Thankfully, we have a few solutions that can help you.
With this article, we've outlined six different tools and options you can use to download private Facebook videos. Although they all employ the same method, they each have their differences and nuances; it's up to you to decide which way works best for you.
(Private videos are videos where the privacy setting is set as 'private' by the uploader. It is therefore not possible to download them just by right-clicking or using public Facebook video downloaders. In order to download them, specific Private Facebook Video downloaders are needed.)
Let's get started.
NOTE: You will need to be logged on to your Facebook page for these to work.
Step 1 - Find the private video that you want to download on Facebook. Copy the URL of the video and move to the next step.
Step 2 - Go to FBDOWN.net and paste the URL into the box available. Click 'Next' to move to the next step.
Step 3 - Copy the link that the website creates. Open a new tab in your browser and paste the link. Click 'Next' and move to the final step.
Step 4 - Select and copy all the text and paste it in the FBDOWN box (this may take up to a minute to complete). Click 'Download' and choose the location of where you want the video to live on your computer.
Step 1 - Copy the URL of the private video that you want to download.
Step 2 - Paste the URL into the Box 1.
Step 3 - Click 'Copy' (next to Box 2) and paste the URL in a new browser tab.
Step 4 - Copy all the text and paste it in Box 3. Click 'Download Video', and you will be diverted to a new page.
Step 5 - Select the video quality and download the video to the location of choice on your computer.
Step 1 - Copy the private Facebook video and paste it into Box 1. Click 'Get Video'.
Step 2 - Click on 'Copy Text'. Open a new tab in your browser, paste and go to the URL. Press 'Ctrl+A' to select all the text.
Step 3 - Go back to the original page, select Box 2 and press 'Ctrl+V' to paste all the text.
Step 4 - Click 'Download' to download the private Facebook video.
Step 1 - Go to the private Facebook video that you want to download.
Step 2 - View the source code of the video by selecting 'View' then 'Developer' then 'View Source' in the menu bar.
Step 3 - Copy the source code by highlighting the code and pressing 'Ctrl+A'.
Step 4 - Go to the Getfvid page and paste the source code by selecting Box 1 and pasting the code (press 'Ctrl+V').
Step 5 - Click 'Download' to download your private Facebook video.
Step 1 - Find the private Facebook video that you want to download.
Step 2 - Click 'Ctrl+U' to 'View Page Source'.
Step 3 - Select the source code by highlighting all the text or by pressing 'Ctrl+A'.
Step 4 - Go to the oDownloader page and paste the code in box available by pressing 'Ctrl+V'.
Step 5 - Click the 'Download' button to download the private Facebook video you selected in Step 1.
Step 1 - Go to the page of your private Facebook video.
Step 2 - Copy the URL and paste it in Box 1. Click 'Go'.
Step 3 - Click 'Copy' to copy the URL of the 'Page Source'.
Step 4 - Open a new tab in your browser by pressing 'Ctrl+T' and paste the 'Page Source URL'.
Step 5 - Copy all the text from the page source by pressing 'Ctrl+A' to select it all and pressing 'Ctrl+C'.
Step 6 - Return to the vidsaver page and paste the 'Page Source' text into Box 2. Click 'Next'.
Step 7 - Click 'Download' and enjoy your downloaded private Facebook video!
These methods are fast and easy to use. Additionally, each individual site has its own respective FAQ or instructions should you need more information to help you download private videos on Facebook.
Tools like FBDOWN, fb downloader, Getfbstuff, Getfvid, oDownloader and VIDSAVER do help a lot in downloading private facebook videos, but one thing to mention is that private videos may contain sensitive information so can be only used in proper and ethical way. While downloading facebook videos from private groups, paying attention to this problem can help you avoid many troubles indeed.
By Mike Sangster , to Tips
Updated: Jun 01, 2021