Have you ever tried to download a Facebook video from your Facebook closed group page and then find out that there’s no option to save it? Unlike Facebook photos that you can easily save, it can be frustrating to discover that there’s no option to save Facebook videos. Welcome to the club!
Most of us are members of Facebook closed groups being used for family members, clubs, communities or a group of friends. There are instances that you would want to download an offline copy of the Facebook video posted in your closed group page so you can watch it over and over or just so you have a copy in your personal storage.
Recently, we had a family event and we have a lot of funny videos posted in our closed group page that I wanted to save. Let me share with you how you can do this.
Please note that you are NOT allowed to download any video that is copyrighted or with digital rights management. Check your local laws that may apply. This guide is only applicable for personal videos.
All you need is a computer and a Google Chrome browser
You would need only the 3 things below which most likely you already have.
No special software needed!
10 Simple Steps to download the Facebook video from your Facebook Closed Group Page
1 Open your Google Chrome browser, login to Facebook and navigate to your closed group page to locate the video you want to download.
2 Click on the video on your Facebook page to open it
3 Right click on the video and click on “Show video URL”. If you are unable to right click, from step 2, advance to step 5.
4 Copy the video URL
5 Paste the URL in your browser’s address bar and change the “www” to “m”
6 When the page loads, right click and on the menu, click on “Inspect”
7 A window pane on the right side will appear, click on “Network”
8 Click on “Media” submenu and play the video, a filename appears on the right pane
9 Double click on the filename to open a window with the embedded video.
10 Click on download arrow and wait for the download to complete or see below if download arrow is not visible.
Hope this helps you finally get an offline copy of Facebook videos from your memorable events!