Facebook is a treasure trove of photos and videos of you and your friends. So here’s how to download Facebook photos and videos to your computer or phone.
We’ll show you the official methods as well as third-party Facebook photo downloader apps. Allowing you to download your photos, your friends’ photos, and videos.
If you want to save a single photo on Facebook, don’t bother with third-party apps or websites. Facebook itself offers an easy downloader tool.
If you want to download a Facebook album from your own profile, Facebook has a simple method to do that. Again, you don’t need any third-party downloader apps for this.
Facebook will get to work zipping up all of the pictures. Depending on the size of the album, this can take some time. Once it’s done, you will get a notification telling you that the album is ready to download.
The downloaded album comes as a .zip file. Extract it to get all the pictures.
There is also a simple method to download all photos from Facebook that you have ever uploaded. You will even get them in the right sub-folders by album. But the names of the files can be a little strange.
Here’s the easy Facebook photo downloader offered by Facebook itself:
Facebook will take some time to get the .zip file ready, depending on how many photos and videos you have on Facebook. This can be several gigabytes too. Once it’s done, you will get a notification to download it from Available Files. Download and unzip it to see all of your images, with albums as sub-folders.
The name is a mouthful, but VNHero Studio’s Download Videos and Photos: Facebook and Instagram is the best Facebook picture downloader app out there. It’s free, it’s super easy to use, and it works for videos too.
With this app, you can download your own photos and albums, and your friends’ Facebook photo albums too. You can also search for users or pages, and download photos and videos from there. The app menu has quick links for pages you have liked, saved videos and images, and bookmarks.
Tap “Your Photos” for your own pictures, or “From Friends” to browse for someone in your friends list. The “Search Users” box is to find a user or a page. Then browse to the album you want. Here, you can download all photos in the album or select a few to save. The method also works for videos.
Download: VNHero Studio’s Download Videos and Photos: Facebook and Instagram for Android (Free)
While Facebook makes it easy to download your own albums, it doesn’t let you save a friend’s albums. Most Facebook photo album downloader apps don’t work. The best working app we found is a third-party Chrome extension called DownAlbum.
Be warned, DownAlbum isn’t easy to use. However, our recommended app is only available on Android, so if you want a Facebook photo album downloader app that’s not on Android, here’s how to use DownAlbum.
Pictures on Facebook have a simple Download button. But videos don’t have any such easy way to download them. FBDown.net is one of the easiest web apps to save Facebook videos. It works on both desktop computers and smartphones.
It should work like a charm. The downloaded file will be in MP4 format, which should be fine for most people. The method works on mobile browsers as well. However, iOS users will need to do it on Firefox as you can’t use Safari or Chrome.
FBDown also has a handy extension for Google Chrome on desktop. When you are playing a Facebook video, click the extension icon to download it to your computer.
Download: FBDown for Chrome (Free)
Apart from photos and videos, Facebook has a ton of other information about you. The company is also notorious for (allegedly) misusing its users’ data. Plus, the social network can shut down your account any time it wants, causing you to lose all of that data.