Download Twitter Videos Easily

With over 330 million monthly active users and 145 million daily active users on Twitter, it is unquestionably a platform worth utilising to reach a substantial audience. What’s more, up to 2 billion videos are watched per day on Twitter and watching videos has been voted the third reason people use the platform, topped only by photos and news.

With this in mind, it’s critical to know how to use the platform correctly and truly make the most of the opportunity it brings. If you want to join others by sharing videos on Twitter, then you’ll need to know how to save them from the platform both on desktop and mobile.

Saving videos will mean you can store your favourite clips and share them with others. Unfortunately, saving a video within Twitter isn’t currently a feature, so users have to find workarounds.

Saving Videos On The Twitter App

iPhone / iPad Users

Just to make things complicated, on a mobile you will need to download a second app to save videos. Start by downloading an app onto your Apple device. There are a few options but a tried and tested app is the ‘MyMedia’ one.

On the Twitter App, click the share button below the tweet – this will look like an arrow above a box – and select ‘Share Tweet Via’ and ‘Copy Link’.

Open the MyMedia app and select the browser from the menu. In the search bar, type and enter. Search for the ‘Enter Video’ field within the MyMedia app and paste your link. You will now be able to select the size, resolution and download the video.

On the menu at the bottom select ‘Media’ and enter the video name. Once you’ve found the correct video, select ‘Save to Camera Roll’ from the list, and your video will be saved to your device.

Android Users

On Android, the most recommended app for saving images is the ‘+Download’ app which is free.

Open your Twitter app, or Twitter on your browser, and find the tweet containing the video. Next, select the share button below the video and click ‘Share Tweet Via’. The +Download app will appear in the list of apps you can share the link via, and if you select this option, the video will download automatically. Although, you may have to give authorisation for the video to be saved to your device.

Screen Record

Last but not least, depending on what you want to use the video for, you could screen record it. This would work best and be the quickest option if you simply want to show the video to a friend who isn’t on Twitter.

There will be apps that you can download to do this, but on some devices it will be a built-in option. On an Apple device, for example, simply scroll up, or pull down from the right depending what age device you have, and you’ll see a square with two circles in on your menu.

If you select this, it will count down from 3 and begin to video record what is shown on your screen. Slide your menu back away and launch the Twitter App. Now you will be able to record the video from Twitter as a video on your phone. Click the red bar at the top of the screen to stop recording.

Your screen recording will automatically save to your camera roll, and you’ll be able to trim either end to only show the video that you’re trying to save.

Saving Videos On Twitter For Desktop

Open on one tab. You don’t need to log in but if you do it may be easier to find the video on your newsfeed. Find the tweet with the video that you’d like to save then right-click on the date at the top and select ‘copy link address’. It’s important to note that this will only work if the video file has been uploaded directly to Twitter for the tweet, not a video that has been autogenerated based on sharing a URL (from YouTube for example).

Open or  TwitterVideoDownloader on a second tab and paste the link into the grey bar. Next, you can download as an MP4 or MP4 HD (high definition). 

Once you click to download, a third tab may open suggesting you download an extension for this site, depending which browser you are using. Close this and go back to your Download tab where you can click ‘right click here and save link as’.

You will now see a pop-up which will allow you to choose where to save your link, for example, your desktop or a folder. Make your selection and, finally, click Save.

Of course, if you have the skills and ability to create and share your own, original, video content across your Twitter account, this is a much better option.


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