How to Save a Video from Facebook Messenger 2021

In this article I will show you how to save a video from Facebook Messenger using your mobile phone, a computer and also through third-party apps.

Before we go into how to save a video from Facebook messenger, it’s important I let you know that although it takes just a few steps to save a video on messenger, You cannot save videos that were originally uploaded on Facebook (unless you use a third-party app which I’ll share later in this article.)

However, you can save videos that were directly uploaded onto Facebook Messenger on your mobile phone or desktop device, for example, a video recorded on your friend’s phone and shared directly with you on Facebook Messenger.

If you are looking to save those precious videos or even photos of your family and friends and you’d like to view them outside the Facebook Messenger app, preferably on your mobile phone’s gallery, then please follow these simple steps.

How to Save a Video from Facebook Messenger on Android

Now that we’re clear on what source of the video you can save directly on Facebook Messenger, please follow these steps to save a video from Facebook Messenger on your iPhone or Android phone. Remember that you can only use this method for videos that were directly uploaded to Facebook Messenger (for example; a video recorded on your friend’s phone and shared with you directly on Facebook Messenger).

1. Open the Facebook Messenger app on your Android phone. You can also follow these steps if you are using a Tablet.

2. Look for the Facebook Messenger conversation that has the video you’d like to save on your mobile phone’s gallery.

3. Press and hold the video in preview mode to show the options to save the video. Tap on Save Video to download and save the video to your phone’s gallery.

How to Save a Video from Facebook Messenger
How to Save a Video from Facebook Messenger

If you don’t have the Facebook Messenger app installed on your mobile phone, there’s a way you can login to Facebook without the app by using the desktop mode on a mobile browser.

How to Save a Video from Facebook Messenger to Gallery

After you’ve saved the video on Facebook Messenger, you can view the saved video on your iPhone or Android phone gallery by going to your mobile phone’s gallery app.

If you use an Android phone, you will find the saved video under Albums >> Messenger.

How to Save a Video from Facebook Messenger on Computer

If you’d like to save a video from Facebook Messenger on your desktop computer, please follow these steps;

1 Log into your Facebook account on your computer, tap on the Facebook Messenger icon at the top right corner of the Facebook page.

2. Locate the Facebook Messenger conversation that has the video you’d like to save on your computer’s File manager.

3. Double click the video to open it in full screen. This is the only way you can find the download tab for the video.

4. At the top right corner of the video, you’ll see the download tab, it’s a downward facing arrow in a little rectangle.

5. Tap on the download icon, and the video will be downloaded and saved in your computer’s file manager as an mp4 file most likely under Downloads.

How to Save a Video From Facebook Messenger Using Third-Party apps

Facebook has made it impossible to save videos shared directly on Facebook. If someone has sent you a shared video as a chat message and you’d like to save a copy of the video on your mobile phone, you won’t be able to do so directly on Facebook.

The good news is, there are third-party apps and websites that you can use to download and save videos shared on Facebook. Make sure you are happy with the terms and conditions of an app before you install any app. You can learn more about cookies here.

To get the URL of a video you’d like to save on Facebook Messenger, you need to;

1. Double-tap on the video description in the Facebook Messenger conversation to open the video where it was originally posted.

2. You’ll see three horizontal dots at the top of the video post, tap it, and a new pop-up will open.

How to Save a Video From Facebook Messenger
How to Save a Video From Facebook Messenger

3. Locate and tap Copy link to get the link of the video. You will get a flash message “link to post copied on clipboard”.

How to Save a Video From Facebook Messenger
How to Save a Video From Facebook Messenger

4. Open any of the Facebook video downloader website and paste the link.

FBdown.net: You can download and save any Facebook video using this website. You’ll need to get the URL of the video you want to download and save.

FbKeeper; This is another website that you can use to download and save videos from Facebook Messenger, you also need to get the URL of the video you want to download and save. You can choose to download the video in HD or SD format.

Friendly for Facebook app; You can install this app on your mobile phone, just follow the instructions on the app on how to download and save videos from Facebook.

How to Save a Video from Facebook Messenger to iPhone

1. Open the Facebook Messenger app on your iPhone, you can also follow these steps if you are using an iPad.

2. Look for the Facebook Messenger conversation that has the video you’d like to save on your iPhone’s Photos app

3. Press and hold the video in preview mode to show the options to save the video. Tap on Save Video to download and save the video to your phone’s photos app.

How to Save a Video from Facebook Messenger
How to Save a Video from Facebook Messenger

4. Simply view your iPhone’s camera roll to access the Video, you can also view the saved video in your iPhone’s Photos app.

How do you save videos from messenger to your camera roll?

How to Save a Video from Facebook Messenger to iPhone camera roll

1 Open the Facebook Messenger app on your iPhone and tap the settings icon.

2. Scroll down to settings and locate “Save Photos to Camera Roll”.

3. Toggle the switch to the ON position. Your videos will be saved to your iPhone’s camera roll.

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