How to Save Videos from Facebook Messenger
This video walks you through how you can save videos from Facebook Messenger to your iPhone, iPad, Android device, or computer. Saving videos from Facebook Messenger makes it possible for you to add those videos to your personal collection.
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Facebook Messenger is an easy way to share videos with friends and family. Whether it's a baby's first steps, a clip from a wedding, a reunion with friends or some other special moment you don't want to lose, you can download video from Facebook Messenger to your personal device so you can store them in your media library. This ensures you'll have a copy of these videos you can easily find in the future, rather than having to dig through Facebook Messenger. The first part of this video walks you through how to save videos from Facebook Messenger to your iPhone, iPad or Android device, and the second part of this video walks you through how to save Facebook Messenger videos to a laptop or desktop computer.
First, we'll walk through how to save videos from Facebook Messenger to your iPhone, iPad or Android device through the Messenger app.
Step 1. Tap the launch the Facebook Messenger app. You'll land on the home screen.
Step 2. Tap to open the conversation that contains the video you want to save, and then navigate to the location of the video within the conversation.
Step 3. Hold your finger against the video. A row of emojis will appear over the top of the video, and a menu will pop up along the botom of the screen.
Step 4. Tap "Save" or "Save Video" in the list of options that appear along the bottom of your Facebook Messenger screen. A small box with a white checkmark and the word "Saved" appears over the top of the video you chose to save. The video will be saved to your device. You can access this video in the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad. You can access this video on your Android device by launching the camera in Facebook Messenger, and then tapping the icon featuring your most recent picture or video to launch the gallery. Your saved video will be accessible in this gallery. You can also connect your Android device, or iPhone or iPad, to a computer, and access your saved Facebook Messenger videos or download them to your computer. iPhone or iPad videos can be accessed by navigating to Internal Storage/DCIM in the drive associated with your device. Alternatively, you'll need to ensure your Android device is in USB for File Transfer mode when connecting it to your computer, and navigate to Internal Storage/Movies/Messenger to access your saved Facebook Messenger videos.
And now, let's talk through how you can save Facebook Messenger videos to your computer through the Messenger.com website.
Step 1. Open your Web browser, navigate to Messenger.com, and then sign in to your account if prompted. You'll land on your Messenger home screen.
Step 2. Click the conversation that contains the video you want to save to your computer on the left side of the screen, and then navigate to that video in the conversation dialog that appears in the center of the screen.
Step 3. Click anywhere on the video. The Facebook Messenger video player will launch.
Step 4. Move your cursor into the upper left corner of the screen, where a menu will appear as you start to move your mouse. Click "Download." A Save As dialog box appears.
Step 5. Choose the location where you want to save your video, and then click "Save." The video will be saved as an MP4 file to that location.