It is well known to all that Facebook is an online social networking service where registered users can post status updates, photos, and also share videos. However, watching Facebook videos online has many drawbacks. For example, we can only watch the videos when the network connection is available, we may be interrupted anytime due to slow network and have to wait for buffering. So is it possible to save interesting Facebook videos to our computer or Apple Android mobiles? Thus we can play them offline over and over again, or use them for special purposes. The answer is yes, if you have a Facebook video downloader. A Facebook downloader can be an online downloader like KeepVid, a browser plug-in/add-on for Chrome or Firefox, or a piece of software like WinX YouTube Downloader. And in this post, we will focus on 3 pieces of top free Facebook video downloader software which can help download HD videos off Facebook for free on Windows 10 and previous systems.
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1. WinX YouTube Downloader
Supported OS: Windows (10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP, Vista, etc.)
Don't take it as a YouTube downloader only. As a matter of fact, it is a powerful downloader that can download videos from Facebook, YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Metacafe and other 300+ online sites. A Facebook video, be it in SD, 720p, 1080p HD or 4K UHD, can be downloaded without quality loss effortlessly.
Built-in Multi-thread Technology does a big favor in accelerating the Facebook video downloading speed, offering 5-8X real-time speed. And the Multicast Technology is used to reduce the usage of network bandwidth to keep your other applications work well while downloading a Facebook video. What's more, this free PC Facebook video downloader comes with modern intuitive interface so that anyone can handle it without guess work.
Facebook video download process is very easy. Only 3 simple steps are required: insert the URL where target Facebook video locates --> analyze the URL and select output quality --> begin downloading the FB video to your local folder of your computer or iPhone/Android.
It owns the features and functions that happen to a commercial program. But it is free. Moreover, it is 100% clean. No adware, malware, spyware, virus and the like. It is worth a try.
2. YTD Video Downloader (Basic edition)
Supported OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
YTD Video Downloader is one of the top 4 free online video downloaders 2019. Just like WinX YouTube Downloader, it can download videos from various video streaming sites including Facebook. It can help download HD Facebook videos for watching later. Its interface is straightforward. The video download process is easy to follow and similar to the steps of the first recommended Facebook video downloader: insert URL --> select quality --> begin downloading. But there're a few small flaws:
• It is unable to download multiple Facebook videos at once, unless you pay $29.90 per year to upgrade to pro edition.
• It only supports video download from 60+ sites.
• This FB video downloader software uses too much space of the interface to promote its pro version. It is really annoying to see an app riddled with ads and buttons that sing the praises of the paid version.
3. Freemake Video Downloader
Supported OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10
The final Facebook video downloader comes to Freemake Video Downloader. With this tool, you can free download Facebook videos, as well as videos from other sites like YouTube and Dailymotion. As powerful as WinX YouTube Downloader, it supports videos download in batch mode to save time. What's more, it also applies Multi-thread Technology to save Facebook videos at fast speed.
But what we also want to point out is that Facebook HD video downloader is bundled with some adware, for example AVG toolbar. Once it is installed, it will be hard to be removed. So, do remember to select custom installation. What's more, even if you decline it while installing, it will push an annoying message asking you to download their toolbar when you work with it.
Donna Peng has been working as a copywriter in Digiarty Software for many years. She has written loads of articles to help people handle their DVDs, videos and other stuff.