How to download videos from private FB groups

…before they’re gone forever

Photo by Kon Karampelas on Unsplash
Facebook network activity

Method #1: SD download

Step 1: Open a video link

Expand video
Full-screen video
https://www.facebook.com/vladimir.zahradnik1/videos/3175253852495827/

Step 2: Edit the link to point to a mobile version of a web

https://m.facebook.com/vladimir.zahradnik1/videos/3175253852495827/
Facebook page for mobile phones

Step 3: Right-click on the video and save it

Save video
Page source code with video URL

Method #2: HD download

youtube-dl

Downloading a protected FB video

Adding login information

Caveats

Facebook two-factor authentication

App passwords

Facebook account security page

Your FB account may get blocked

Conclusion

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