How to download videos from Facebook – Chrome Extension

Facebook Video Downloaders Chrome

Facebook Downloaders Chrome StoreSo you are investigating a criminal act which has been posted on a user’s Facebook page / feed. Of course ultimately we would want to obtain a Court Order / Search Warrant to obtain the official business record and original copy of the video provided by Facebook, for use in trial. But what happens when the user deletes the video before the legal process can be obtained, or preservation letter be served to Facebook (I know we can do this electronically with immediate preservation, but many jurisdictions still only serve preservation letters via paper / snail mail).

So you now want a copy for yourself, for either possible evidence use (if your jurisdiction allows this), for follow up with later review, and/or manual preservation of the video pending judicial process. I have discovered several Chrome Extensions which make it easy to download videos from Facebook, while viewing the video.

FBDown_Downloader

The first one, FBDown Video Downloader, is my favorite as I have always been able to download videos from Facebook using this Google Chrome Extension.

  1. Goto the FBDown Video Downloader Chrome Extension page, and click +Add to Chrome.
  2. Whenever you see a video on your Facebook newsfeed or other websites, and you want to download it, Click the extension.
  3. Choose the video quality (Normal or HD).
  4. Click Download video to start the download.

It should be noted the extension does not directly download from Facebook, as the website, FBDown, will analyze the video to provide you with the best video & sound quality option.

Facebook_Video_ Downloader

The second one, Facebook Video Downloader, is another video downloader Chrome Extension. This is my second favorite, as it seems once in a while, it will not detect the video(s) and will revert to the previous extension.

  1. Goto the Facebook Video Downlader Chrome Extension page, and click +Add to Chrome
  2. Whenever you see a video on your Facebook newsfeed or other websites, and you want to download it, Click the extension.
  3. Choose the video quality (Normal or HD).
  4. Click Download video to start the download.

As with the previously mentioned extension, it does not directly download from Facebook, as the extension’s website, will analyze the video to provide you with the best video & sound quality option.

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