Has it ever happened to you that you found an interesting video on Instagram, Facebook, or Reddit but you’re not able to download and share it with friends or family? This happens because either the video is not publicly available or you can’t share it without signing into these social media applications.
Well, if you want a way out of such a situation, here are some of the best and easiest video downloader apps and platforms for Android and iOS as well as desktop.
One important thing to keep in mind is when downloading and sharing, please don’t forget to credit the owner of the video, especially if you are sharing it on a public page.
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1. Friendly Social Browser
Friendly Social Browser is an all-in-one social media application that works on iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. It enables you to access all your social media profiles like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Reddit, etc. and has built-in features to download images and videos to watch later.
The app is also good at offering privacy features like blocking advertisements, content trackers, and other online trackers that you probably don’t care about, but should.
2. Social Downloader
Social Downloaderis a very straightforward application through which you can easily download images and videos from Instagram, Facebook, and WhatsApp with just a single click.
This is a lightweight application meaning that it works wonderfully for those three applications mentioned, however, there isn’t much fluff when it comes to other fancy features. So, if you are looking for a minimalist app that does the job, be sure to give Social Download a chance.
3. Universal Downloader
Universal Downloader is a free media downloader that works on Facebook, Instagram, and other social media platforms. All downloaded videos are of the highest quality available and you can choose whether to save the videos on your device’s internal memory or the SD card.
According to the reviews, the downloads are pretty fast and the app never crashes or stops working.
Regrann is a reposting application for Instagram. That’s right. Because, unlike other social media networks where you can simply click on the Share button to repost a photo or video on your page (or just by copy/pasting the link), Instagram doesn’t really have this feature outside of sharing reels on your Story.
With Regrann, however, you can save and repost a photo or video directly to your feed. And with Regrann Pro, you can even schedule posts.
5. Repost for Instagram
Repost for Instagram’ is another reposter application for Instagram. However, unlike Regrann, you don’t have to first download the content and repost it. Instead, you can directly share the post with one click.
What is even more interesting about this app is that you have the option to give credit to the video or photo that you are sharing — which is always a good thing!
Fastsave is a photo and video downloader for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media platforms and works for both iOS and Android. It supports multiple languages, works even the macOS, and has all the features you need to save and repost social media content.
One great feature of the app is that you can secure it by enabling a passcode for it. For ease of use, it has dark and light modes too. And the best part is, it is absolutely free!
7. Pure All Video Downloader
Pure All Video Downloader is a multipurpose Android app that enables you to download videos of any length and quality from Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, Daily Motion, and other platforms that host videos.
One of its unique features is that it allows you to choose the video resolution of your downloads – from 480p and 720p to the maximum resolution. It also has a built-in feature to convert videos to MP3 when you want to download just the audio.
8. All Downloader
All Downloader enables you to download all videos from any platform. Be it Instagram, IGTV, TikTok, Tumblr, Reddit, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Vimeo, and many more.
It works in a way that you copy the link of the video you want to download, paste it into the app, and click the download button – that’s it!
But if you use the built-in browser to browse your social media platforms, then the app will detect the videos itself and will allow you to download the videos with just a single tap.
Reddit video downloader, Redv.co, is so far the easiest downloader I’ve encountered. Since not many apps or platforms can download videos from Reddit, this one is a gem to have in your bookmarks.
Basically, you just copy the URL of the page on Reddit and paste it on the website — which works on your native web browser both for desktop and mobile.
But if you don’t want to go through all this copying and pasting of the link, then there’s another option that you can try. Simply edit the URL directly from your browser from reddit.com/r/videos/exampleonly to redditdl.com/r/…. This will redirect you to a download page from where you can save the video. That’s it!
10. Save the Video
Save the Video is an online platform that allows you to download videos from practically every website that hosts videos. From Instagram, Facebook, Daily Motion, YouTube, Reddit, Vimeo, Twitter, Twitch, TikTok, even Soundcloud – and many more.
The best part here is if you are a frequent video downloader, they have a free Chrome extension to make your life easier!
With that, our list is complete! Do let us know in the comments if we missed your favorite, or if some of these applications stop working – because social media sites constantly update their code and design, which means a lot of times, these video downloader applications break down as well. But for the list shared above, their developers are active in fixing any bugs.
I hope that helps!