Twitter reports that every day 2 billion videos are viewed on the platform. As the trend of video content is increasing, Twitter is expected to increase video content as well.
However, saving videos is not like images where you right-click on them to get the save option (laptop, computers) or long-press (mobile) to save/download them. You need to use 3rd software/ apps, browser extensions, or helper websites.
For that, get the video’s URL so you can start the download process. Right-click on the video to copy the video address and proceed with the following methods:
1: Third-Party Apps/Software
One of the most effective tools for downloading Twitter videos is using desktop software, particularly, for bulk downloading. However, you might have to pay for it to avoid restrictions. The best option is VideoProc Converter costing $25.95 annually with 3 PCs to start macOS or Windows.
If you pay, you can download video content from more than 1000 sites. After pasting a URL to analyze, you can capture a GIF, video, or even LIVE from Twitter in MP4 format along with others. Videoder and SnapDownloader are other programs you can use.
2: Browser Extensions
You can use a browser extension that fixes the download option into your toolbar or on the page. Many sites feature a companion extension for Chrome browser usually. When it comes to extensions from Chrome Web Store, users are spoilt for choices. However, not all can be trusted. The best one is Video DownloadHelper. It helps in downloading from multiple sites and offers extensions for Chrome, Edge, and Firefox.
3: Helper Sites
These websites are a great help in downloading videos abound. However, the major drawback is the bombardment of ads and advertising traps – the buttons suggest that you will get a downloaded video but that’s not what you will get. So, you need to be cautious. The best one is Downloader4twitter.com which does not have any ads.
Another option is SaveTweetVid which features a smooth interface even with ads. You also get a QR code on the download page that you can scan using your mobile device to complete the download on a tablet or phone. Moreover, a button sends a high-quality version of the video to your Dropbox directly. Some downloads allow you to download them directly to MP3.
Some other options are:
Apart from steering clear of ad traps, know that these sites come and go. They might stop working overnight.
4: Mobile Options
You might be interested in saving a Twitter video straight to your phone or tablet. For that, the best thing is to use a helper website and copy the video URL from the tweet by using the Share button and selecting Copy Link.
On iOS, downloads fail to save properly due to the sandboxing OS carries out between apps. It is a security feature. You can use a file management app to save them to Documents for example. You can paste the URL into the app AnySave. You can also use the Shortcuts app.
Visit tvdl. app and click on Get Shortcut to get the code allowing it to appear in Sharesheet. Then, click the Share button under any video while using Twitter on mobile. This will bring different steps as well as options for downloading the video in different sizes. Say yes to everything except paying a donation and the downloaded video shall go to your Photos app.
You might not find it right away because the file is downloaded with its creation date. You will have to rummage through the folder to find it.
On the other hand, Android is easier. The helper websites work easily on them. There are apps particularly for downloading Twitter videos. The best one is Downloader for Twitter.