How to download private facebook videos?
Private videos are those which are not publicly available to see by other users, it can only be seen by wither the owner or by user, generally friends, with whom owner have shared the video, or have permissions to watch the video. Private videos cannot be downloaded via simple method because these videos are not public, rather it require the source code of the page to extract the video streaming URLs.
Step-by-step guide to download private facebook videos online:
Private videos have following any of the following icon in the sharing settings:
Icons Meaning Privacy Anybody can see the video, also can comment, like the post. Public Video not shared to anybody, only owner can see the video. Private Video shared with friends of the owner of the video. Private Video shared with specific users who may not be fiends of the owner of the video. Private
If the video have any of these privacy symbols ,, then we can proceed with the next steps.
If the video have privacy icon then please use video downloader.
In the video page, press CTRL + U or Right Click → View Page Source,
In case of Mac, press Command + U
A page will open full of HTML code. Press CTRL + A to select all the code, then CTRL + C to copy it.
- After copying the source code go to the /private-downloader.php
Press CTRL + V in the empty input box to paste all the source code and click on the Download button, just like below
A download page will open containing download link of the video with a video preview which you can use to watch the video before downloading it. Videos are provided in MP4 formats and may available in two resolutions i.e. HD (high-definition) and SD (standard-definition). Click on the Download MP4 button to start the video download.
- It will work 100% for any Facebook video. If any error occur then please repeat the each step carefully.
- To play video in your computer, you may need to install video player. You may try VLC player, which is a freeware.