How to Save Videos from Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger is one of the most popular messaging apps worldwide. Every user loves to share photos, videos, and much more.

But, have you ever wanted to know how to save videos from Facebook Messenger to your camera roll?

Before you’re trying to download or save a video, keep in mind that you will find two kinds of videos. The first one is the videos received from your friend. And the other one is, sharing videos with Messenger via Facebook’s share button.

In this guide, I will show you how to save videos from Facebook Messenger on your Android, and iOS devices in easy steps!

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Download Directly Uploaded Videos to Facebook Messenger

This process is similar for both iPhones and Android devices. so, follow the below steps to save videos that are directly uploaded to Facebook Messenger, and sent by your friends.

How to Save a Video from Facebook Messenger on Android

Download Shared Videos from Facebook

You cannot save videos that were originally uploaded on Facebook. That means if someone sends you a video to messenger by using Facebook’s share button, that’s not possible to download it directly.

However, there are few third-party websites are available to solve this for you. Follow these steps to make it happen.

Download Shared Videos from Facebook
  1. Open the Facebook Messenger and open up the conversation.
  2. Then tap the link of the video. It will take you towards the original location of this video on Facebook.
  3. Tap on the three-dots located above the video, then choose the ‘Copy Link‘ option. (For iOS devices, tap Share below the post and tap on the ‘Copy link’ to get the URL.)
  4. Finally, go to and paste the copied video link and click the ‘Download‘ button.

That’s it!

However, keep in mind that is a third-party website and the final video will be saved into your browser file download folder on your Android or iOS device.

Additionally, If you’re using an iOS device the video will fetch on your browser and you have to tap the share button and choose the “Save Video” option to download it.

Download Videos From

If the above method doesn’t work for you, using should help you to download Messenger videos to your Mac or PC.

Download Videos From
  1. Using your Mac or PC, go to and log in.
  2. Find and open your conversation.
  3. Double-click on the video (instead of clicking on the play button) to open it in full screen.
  4. Move your cursor up towards the top right of your screen and the download option will appear with a ‘Download‘ icon.

If someone sends you a video by using Facebook’s share button, you can also use the website to download them.

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