Social Snacks Episode 24: How to Download Facebook Live Videos

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Social Snacks Episode 24: How to Download Facebook Live Videos

Are you trying to download Facebook live videos that you’ve created?

Maybe you want to save your live videos for later to use in other marketing campaigns for your business? Or you just want to have a backup of your Facebook Live Videos in case something ever happens to your Facebook Page?

Published Facebook Live Videos


On this episode of Social Snacks, you will learn how to download Facebook Live videos.

This way you always have a backup in case you need it!


Why should I download my Facebook Live Videos?

While you can always access your Facebook Live Videos from your Facebook account, it’s always good to have a backup.

Maybe you want to put together a sizzle reel to showcase what your agency offers? You could use the Facebook Live videos that you’ve downloaded in your compilation video.

If you’re new to Facebook Live video, another reason you might want to save your videos for later is so that you can watch them when you’re offline and learn from them.

This way as you are creating more and more videos, you’re able to learn from your mistakes and improve them.

Let’s take a look at how you can download your Facebook live videos.


How to download Facebook Live Videos

To download your Facebook Live videos, watch this 5-minute tutorial or keep reading for step-by-step instructions.



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If you’re downloading live videos for groups or live video for pages, be sure you follow the right instructions because each one is different.

How to download Facebook Live Videos for groups

To download Facebook Live videos for groups, here’s how.

Download Facebook Live Videos - Groups

  1. Go to your Facebook Group
  2. Click on Photos > Videos
  3. Click into a Facebook Live Video in your group
  4. Under Options, select “download

How to download Facebook Live Videos for pages

To download Facebook Live videos for pages, the process is a little different.

Download Facebook Live Videos - Pages

  1. Go to your Facebook Page
  2. Locate a video on your page’s timeline
  3. Click the dropdown in the top-right corner
  4. Select “edit post”
  5. Click on the gear icon - select download HD or download SD

How to download Facebook Live Videos from mobile

One other way you can use to download Facebook Live videos is after you finish your broadcasting from your mobile device.

At the end of your Facebook Live video stream, in addition to publishing your live video to Facebook, you will also have the option to save your live video to your devices camera roll as well.

Facebook Live Video - Saving

This way if you need a copy for later on, you’ll have one available.


Over to you

As you can see, you have a lot of options available to you if you ever need to download your Facebook Live videos.


Recommended equipment:

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Do you still have other questions that you need answered about downloading your videos?

If so, be sure to share them with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or in the comments below so that we can help you!


About The Author
Christian Karasiewicz Founder, Social Chefs Founder and CEO of Social Chefs, a digital marketing agency. I host two shows, #SocialChatter, the industries longest running social media marketing talk show and Social Snacks, 5 minute or less social media marketing tutorials.

Comments ( 5 )


    How do you download the video even after you shared it and didn’t save to the camera roll?

  • Simon Hong

    Hi, Christian. This is perfect for what I was looking for. Thanks for the sharing. I used to save online videos with a web-base tool calls Acethinker video downloader, free and works well for me. Share it here as an alternative method.

    • Thank you, @disqus_ZPS5DLSJE7:disqus.