Step-by-Step: How to Download a Facebook Live Video

by | Jan 12, 2019 | News

Have you ever watched a Facebook live video and thought to yourself that you would love to keep a copy of it for later?

Sometimes we see a video that offers huge value but because it’s in our Facebook feed it will be gone in no time at all.

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to download that Facebook live video and keep it for review and watch again later?

Well, you can.

Downloading a Facebook video is simple.

You just need a free tool or a bit of knowledge how and you are good to go.

Quick explainer video

Here is a quick video showing you how to download your live videos.

1. Pick the video from your feed, profile or Facebook page

The quickest way to find your videos is to go to your page and click on the Videos tab in the left sidebar.

downloading a facebook live video

How to download a Facebook Live video

If you are trying to grab the video directly from your feed then you need to use the timestamp link instead. Click on the time above the video and this will open everything up in a new window.

download facebook live video from feed

Now that you have the video open in a new Window we can move on to the next step.

facebook video

You will know you are in the right place because you will see all the video comments in the right column.

2. Download fb video

How can I download a video from facebook

Once you have access to the video, either through the Videos tag on your main page or via the popup video from your feed you just click the three little dots in the righthand corner and select download from the menu.

download video

The video will then download to your computer in MP4 format.

Job done…

But what happens if the video is on somebody else’s feed and you want to save a copy for later.

Step 3 shows you exactly how to do this.

3. Download video from somebody else’s feed

You will often see a Facebook live video on somebody else’s feed and want to save it for later.

This is not quite as straightforward as saving your own Facebook live content but there is a handy tool/site for doing just this.

Our site of choice to download someone else’s facebook video is here

facebook video downloader

You just drop the URL of the video into the search box and hit the ‘Download’ button.

Facebook videos will now download to your computer.


If you are looking for more ideas on how to maximize your reach with Social Media then check out our really popular blog post on 60 Social Media post ideas to attract new customers.

Where can you use the downloaded video?

If it’s your own video you can save video, then upload it to Youtube and add it to your channel. You can also use it for posts and other Social Media channels to promote your business.

You can get the video transcribed and turn it into a blog post on your website. This is a great source of content and because you have a video to back it up you are on a winner.

Add captions to Facebook videos so when it shows in your feed people can read along if they can’t use the volume button in work…

Our preference is to always have the video uploaded to our Youtube channel and stream it from there. Good for SEO as well 🙂

*If it’s a video you downloaded from somebody else’s page you will need permission. Make sure you have explicit permission before you post or use the video anywhere.

Gary Evans

Gary Evans

Gary is the Founder of Feedalpha. He has a background in AI, Data Analytics, SEO, Digital Strategy and Web Design.

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