“How do I download videos from Facebook Messenger? Some told me that I could download a video from Facebook Messenger directly but I failed to find the download option. Is there any people who knows how? Or should I use some 3rd-party Facebook Messenger video downloader software program? Please help.”

Developed by Facebook, Facebook Messenger (aka Messenger) is a messaging app and platform. Messenger enables users to send messages and exchange photos, videos, stickers, audio, and files, as well as react to other users’ messages and interact with bots. Facebook users could make use of voice and video calling within this standalone apps.

Questions like “how do I download videos from facebook messenger” flood the Internet everywhere. Many Facebook Messenger users need to know how to download video from Facebook Messenger so as to store funny video clips for either safekeeping or re-sharing. Well, this guide would show you answers to questions like “how can I download videos from Facebook Messenger” in detail.

Part 1: How to Download Video from Facebook Messenger Directly

If the Facebook video you want to download is a personal video – that is, a video that you or someone else in the conversation took – you can download it from within the Messenger app directly. However, if you want to download a shared Facebook video, you’ll have to use 3rd-party Facebook video downloader apps, which will be talked about in the next part.

Add videos

Follow the below steps to learn how to download a video from Facebook Messenger directly.

1. Open Facebook Messenger app on your phone.

2. Select a conversation where the video locates.

3. Find a video to save.

4. Tap and hold the video.

5. Tap “Save” (iPhone) button or “Save video” (Android) button to download a video from Facebook Messenger.

In this way, you could easily download video from Facebook Messenger to your phone directly. However, as I mentioned above, this method is only applicable to free videos. You can’t download shared videos in this way. The below content would show you how to download shared videos from Facebook Messenger.

Part 2: How to Download a Video from Facebook Messenger with Leawo Video Downloader

Keep in mind that you cannot download shared Facebook videos that aren’t public, and public videos with viewing protection also cannot be downloaded directly within Facebook Messenger. However, you could make use of Leawo Video Downloader to download video from Facebook Messenger shared.

As a professional online video downloader program, Leawo Video Downloader could help you download videos from 1000+ sites, including downloading YouTube video, downloading VEVO video, downloading Facebook video, etc. It could help you download video from Facebook Messenger shares. However, keep in mind that this is a 3rd-party online video downloader and it can’t download video from Facebook Messenger conversations directly.

One reason for you to choose Leawo Video Downloader to download video from Facebook Messenger shares is that it will list target video in different quality, resolutions, and formats for you to download. Therefore you could directly download video from Facebook Messenger shares to any player and device as you like. It’s of great convenience.

The below steps would show you how to download video from Facebook Messenger shares with the help of Leawo Video Downloader.

 

Step 1: Set downloading path

Download and install Leawo Video Downloader on your computer. Open Leawo Video Downloader, and click on the wheel icon on the top right corner. Then navigate to the “Downloader” tab and set a directory to save videos to be download in the “Save videos to” box. Make sure the target drive has enough space.

Set downloading path

Step 2: Find target Facebook video

Open the “Download” module as showed below. You need to firstly get the URL of the Facebook Messenger video shares. Then copy and paste the URL into the address bar. Click the Enter button on your keyboard to get target video. Click the “Play” button to play back target video.

Find  target Facebook video

Step 3: Choose video and download

On the right sidebar, Leawo Video Downloader lists target video in different formats, quality, resolutions, etc. Choose the one you want to download and then click the download arrow to start downloading Facebook Mesenger shared video.

Download videos

You could see the downloading process under the “Downloading” panel, and downloaded videos under the “Downloaded” panel. Once the downloading finishes, you could use the built-in video player to play back downloaded Facebook videos. By right clicking downloaded Facebook video, you could open its location, add it to Convert or Burn module as you like, view detailed information, etc.

Leawo Video Downloader could help you download Facebook video to Android and iOS devices freely as you like.