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How to Download Facebook Live Videos to Your Computer

Last Updated: Nov. 11, 2020

Summary: Want to save a Facebook live video to your computer? Look no further. In this article, we'll share how to quickly and easily download A Facebook live video. Also, to help you edit the downloaded video, we recommend a handy video editor. Read on for more details.

Just like all of us, you may want to download a Facebook live video to your computer for the reasons below:

  • To watch offline.
  • To repost it to other video-sharing platforms like YouTube and Instagram.
  • To make some edits.
  • To share with your friends who have no Facebook account.
  • To save it for a rainy day.

For these reasons, we've made this post in which you are going to learn how to download Facebook live videos to your computer in different ways. Let's dive right in now.

Also Read: How to Share Facebook Videos on WhatsApp Directly

Contents

    Note You can download Facebook live videos only after the streaming is finished.

Part 1. How to Download Your Own Facebook Live Videos

Once you end the live stream, your live video can be downloaded to your computer. The process is pretty easy. Follow the steps below:

Step 1Log into your Facebook account on your computer.

Step 2Go to your homepage and click “Videos” in the left sidebar.

Step 3Find the live video you want to download and click on it to open it.

Step 4Click the three-dot menu above the video description, select "Download Video" and click it. Your page will automatically refresh to show only the video.

Step 5Click on the vertical three-dot menu in the lower right corner of the video, then click "Download'. Your video will automatically start downloading to your computer.

Part 2. How to Download Someone Else's Facebook Live Videos

Downloading someone else's Facebook live video isn't as easy as downloading your own. But thanks to third-party video download tools, that's no longer an issue.

Method 1. Using FBDOWN - Online Facebook Video Downloader

Don't want to install any software on your computer? FBDOWN is ready to help. It's a web-based Facebook video downloader that enables you to save your favorite Facebook videos, including live videos, to your computer in a few clicks. Just paste a Facebook live video URL into the paste box, click the 'Download' button, wait for the analysis, and then click on 'Download regular video' or 'Download HD Video' (if available) to start downloading your videos.

Download Facebook Live Videos with FBDOWN

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Method 2. Using SaveFrom.net helper - Video Downloader Extension for Chrome

If you find it inconvenient to switch between pages, a video download extension like SaveFrom.net helper comes in handy. It helps you download videos, music, and pictures from over 40 popular websites, including Facebook, Dailymotion, TikTok, Vimeo, and more. Once you have it installed on your browser, on the page where you watch a video file, the "Download" button appears and allows you to save the video in your desired quality.

Download Facebook Live Videos with SaveFrom.net helper

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Method 3. Using FormatFactory - Video Downloader for Windows Users

FormatFactory is a free, powerful multimedia converter that you can use to download videos from many websites, including YouTube, Facebook, TikTok, Vimeo, and more. To download a video, simply paste a video link into the box specified, click the “OK” button, and then click the green “Start” button to download your video. In addition to video downloading, FormatFactory allows you to convert downloaded video to other formats, such as MKV, AVI, MP3, GIF, etc.

Download Facebook Live Videos with Format Factory

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Method 4. Using iTube Studio - Video Downloader for Windows/Mac Users

iTube Studio is also a desktop-based video download software that can be downloaded for free. It runs on Windows and Mac and is fully capable of downloading high-definition videos from Facebook and other video-sharing sites. Besides, the tool supports a range of video formats, such as MP4, MOV, WMV, AVI, MKV, and so on.

Download Facebook Live Videos with iTube Studio

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Bonus: How to Edit Downloaded Facebook Live Videos Using FlexClip

FlexClip, one of the best free online video editors, allows you to create stunning videos for social media right in your browser. It comes in rich video editing features and millions of royalty-free media resources, which makes your videos more professional-looking. No video editing experience or skills are needed. Edit like a pro now.

Step 1Click the “Create a Video” button below to upload your downloaded Facebook live videos to FlexClip’s video editor.

How to Edit Downloaded Facebook Live Videos - Step 1

Image Board: How to Edit Downloaded Facebook Live Videos - Step 1

Step 2Trim and split your videos according to your needs.

How to Edit Downloaded Facebook Live Videos - Step 2

Image Board: How to Edit Downloaded Facebook Live Videos - Step 2

Step 3Add more effects: texts, music, filters, transitions, voiceover, watermark, etc.

How to Edit Downloaded Facebook Live Videos - Step 3

Image Board: How to Edit Downloaded Facebook Live Videos - Step 3

Step 4Preview your video and download it in a resolution of 1080p, 720p, or 480p.

The Bottom Line

That’s all for how to download Facebook live videos to your computer. Think this post helpful? We’ll be grateful if you could share it with your friends. By the way, FlexClip is a free powerful video editor that meets all your basic video editing needs, such as trimming a video, splitting a video, adding text, adding music, and more. Make your downloaded videos more creative now.

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