How to download a video from Facebook Messenger
It’s now easy to download a video from Facebook Messenger on both a mobile phone and PC.
Using a mobile phone
As you start to play the video on Facebook Messenger, tap and hold the video.
As well as emojis appearing over the video, you will see several options under the video. Generally, these are ‘Save Video’, ‘Save to Facebook’, ‘Forward’ and ‘Delete’.
By selecting ‘Save Video’, the video will be downloaded into the photo/video gallery on your phone. If you choose ‘Save to Facebook’, this will save the video in the ‘Saved’ section of your Facebook profile.
Using a computer
Double click on the video you want to download from Facebook Messenger to open it in full screen.
Move your cursor up towards the top left of your screen and three options will appear – ‘Download’, ‘Forward’ and ‘Info’.
Simply select ‘Download’ to download the video to your computer.
The video will be automatically saved wherever you save downloads by default.
But sometimes it’s not quite to simples – if you can’t get this method to work, you could try one of these alternative ways to download a video from Facebook Messenger.
Sarah Liddle is The Lady in the Shed. She is a virtual assistant specialising in marketing, admin and techie solutions for small businesses, a smallholder, a sheep farmer and a farm bygones dealer. She loves supporting small business owners to do whatever they do by enabling them to use their time more effectively.