The Google Chrome web browser is one of the most popular web browsers, but sometimes it has flaws, and as such it is common to experience problems and bugs with it. Some users have reported problems with using Twitter on Chrome, and one particular issue is Twitter videos not playing in Chrome. We will therefore provide you with several methods to fix this problem, as well as showing you how you can easily download and save Twitter videos on your computer.

Part 1: Several methods to fix Twitter videos not playing on Chrome

We have compiled a list of three methods that could fix this issue.

  • 1. Switch or restart the browser
  • No-matter you are running a stable build of Google Chrome, it is bound to have bugs, which is a common feature of any software that keeps being updated with new features. As such, Twitter videos might fail to play in Chrome because of bugs. This problem can also be attributed to cache that can build up over time which can cause unexpected problems. Therefore a simple restart of the browser or switching to another browser temporarily might solve the problem.

  • 2. Update Chrome to the newest version
  • We think that every web browser available is flawed with bugs that sometimes bring problems. However, developers are always at work trying to figure out fixes and patches for the flaws. If you update your Chrome browser, it could fix the embedded Twitter videos not playing in Chrome problem.

  • 3. Clear the cookies for Twitter and reload the page
  • Cookies are known to slow down browsers, whether you are running Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox etc. When you first visit a website, the pages you visit will get saved onto your hard-drive. On subsequent visits, instead of re-downloading the pages, it will load a lot faster. However, over time you may accumulate a lot of cookies and this will in turn slow your browsing experience. It could also cause unexpected problems with playing videos on websites like Twitter. Therefore, clearing the cookies could solve the problem.

    Part 2: How to save videos from Twitter

    By default, Twitter does not allow users to download videos straight from their service. However, there are third party services and software tools that can do this for you. There are dozens of methods you could use to download Twitter videos straight to your mobile device or computer. We will recommend two of the best methods you can use for downloading Twitter videos.

    1. Twitter Video Downloader

    This is an online service that does not require you to download or install any software to download Twitter videos. In other terms, it is simply an online web app to download Twitter videos and GIFs to your computer or mobile phone directly. Twitter videos and Twitter GIFs are by default embedded in the tweet, so to download Twitter videos online, you need to copy the tweet URL/link and paste it in the text box provided by this web app. This service allows you to download and save the videos in the popular MP4 format, and it is important for you to note that it will not allow you to download any copyrighted materials. If Twitter videos not playing in Chrome, you can simply download them straight to your computer by using this service. Follow the easy steps below on how to do so.


    Step 1: Visit the Twitter website and search for the tweet which contains the video you want to download. Please note that you may need to be logged into your account to view some content.

    Step 2: Click on the tweet once you find it. Upon opening the tweet, click your web browser’s address bar and highlight every single text you see on it. Press “Ctrl+C” on your keyboard to have it copied to your clipboard.

    Note: You can also click the three dots just below the tweet, then click on "Copy link to Tweet” from the options that show up.

    Step 3: Go back to the Twitter Video Downloader website, then paste the tweet link in the provided URL box. Click the "Download" button, and your browser should begin the download.

    2. Use the @this_vid bot

    If you prefer not opening multiple tabs and sticking only to the Twitter website or app, there is another simple way you can use to download Twitter video. This method makes use of Twitter bots. Not all Twitter bots are spammers, and DownloadThisVideo bot is one good example. This handy bot offers a way to download both videos and GIFs from Twitter, by simply replying @this_vid to the original tweet which has the video. Upon replying, the bot will automatically reply and provide the download link.

    The bot works by querying the Twitter API for the tweet data, and then retrieves the media URL along with a few other fallbacks. It was developed by Shalvah Adebayo, a developer born and raised in Lagos Nigeria. Today, it sees as many as 9500 requests per day. If embedded Twitter videos not playing in Chrome, follow the easy steps below to use this bot to download the videos.


    Step 1: Visit the Twitter website and search for the tweet which contains the video you want to download. Please note that you must be logged into your account to use this bot, as it will provide the download link to your username.

    Step 2: Visit the original tweet with the video you want to download. Open the tweet, and simply reply to it by mentioning @this_vid.

    Step 3: The DownloadThisVideo bot should automatically provide you with the download link. Click the provided download link to download the video.

    In addition to the two above mentioned tools that you can use to easily download Twitter videos, we will also mention Leawo Video Downloader, a great video downloading tool that supports over 1000 websites, which also include Twitter. It is worth installing on your computer if you download a lot of videos from the internet. You can learn more about this software here.

    Part 3: How to play the Twitter videos on your PC

    Twitter itself cannot allow you to download videos but that does not mean its totally impossible. By using the two above mentioned methods or installing a video downloading tool, we have shown you how to save videos from Twitter easily. When it comes to playing videos on your computer, the software we would recommend the most is Leawo Blu-ray Player, a free software tool that is available on Windows and macOS, and one which comes with some advanced features. It is a 6 in 1 player that supports Blu-ray/ DVD playback as well as over 180 video and audio formats.

    Moreover, you should also note that this software is a region free player, which basically means it supports Blu-ray Discs, folders and associated file formats from the regions A, B or C, and DVD discs from regions 0 to 6, for instance, you can play region A Blu-ray in Europe with this program with ease. Built right into the software are hardware and software acceleration technologies, which make it possible to play your videos smoothly.

    Download this free software and follow the easy steps below on how to use it to watch your downloaded Twitter videos.

    • Leawo Blu-ray Player
    • Leawo Blu-ray Player

      Region-free Blu-ray player software to play Blu-ray disc and DVD disc for free, regardless of disc protection and region restriction.
      Play 4K FLV videos, 4K MKV videos, 4K MP4 videos, etc. without quality loss.
      Play 1080P videos, 720P videos with lossless quality.

    Step 1: Import the Twitter videos

    Run Leawo Blu-ray Player, and click the green "Open File" button to browse and load any movies, videos or audios for playback. For Blu-ray and DVD movies, insert the corresponding disc into the disc drive. You should see your media file(s) on the playlist.


    Step 2: Set the Twitter video subtitles (if available)

    When you load your videos or movies, the software should automatically begin the playback. During playback, move your mouse over to the Title Area. From the 4 available options, click the "Subtitles" icon. You can enable, disable, select or import subtitles.

    4 available options

    Step 3: Adjust the Twitter video settings

    Move your mouse over to the top left corner, or right click on the main interface and choose the "Videos" option to enter the ‘Video-Settings’ panel. Options that are available include video cropping, post-processing, view mode, zooming etc.

    video settings

    Step 4: Adjust audio settings

    Move your mouse over to the top left corner, or right click on the main interface and select the “Audios" option to enter the ‘Video-Settings’ panel. The options available include audio volume, amplification, offset, stream, output device, etc.

    audio settings