As one of the most popular social media platform in the world, there are millions of videos and GIFs shared everyday on Twitter. Sometimes, you may come across amazing videos on Twitter that you want to download it for offline playback or to share with friends on other social media sites. Well, it’s very easy to save photos from Twitter. However, for videos, it is a bit more complicated. Similar to YouTube and Facebook, Twitter doesn’t offer a direct way to download videos.
How to download videos or GIFs from Twitter? Fortunately, there are many reliable Twitter video downloader tools available to help you do that. In this article, we are going to show you how to download videos from Twitter with just a few simple clicks. Read on and follow the step-by-step guide to download Twitter videos to your computer, Android phone, iPhone and iPad.
There are two ways that help you downloading Twitter videos and GIFs to your computer, either using a desktop software or an online service. Let’s take a look at how each of them works.
It is very easy to download Twitter videos on to your computer using a desktop software. One of the best tools you can use is FoneGeek Video Downloader. Specially designed for this purpose, it has numerous features designed to make the Twitter video download process simple and fast. Also, it lets you download videos from YouTube as well as other 1000+ video sharing sites. You’re able to download videos in various formats (MP4, AVI, MKV, WMV, etc.) and resolutions (even 4K).
Follow these simple steps to download Twitter videos to your computer:
Step 1: Download the Twitter Video Downloader from FoneGeek official site and install it on to your computer. Launch the program after installation.
Step 2: Now, go to Twitter and find the tweet that contains the video or animated GIF you want to download. Click the dropdown arrow and choose Copy link to Tweet.
Step 3: Return to the downlaoder, click on + Paste URL in the upper-left corner. Then in the popup window that appears, select your preferred output format and quality. When you’re ready, click on Download to begin the download.
Step 4: When the download process is complete, a popup will appear at the bottom right corner of the screen to notify. Click on the folder icon to view the downloaded file.
You can also use online service to download Twitter videos or GIFs on your computer without installing any third-party software. Here we’ll take DowloadTwitterVideo.com as instructions to show you how to download Twitter videos online:
Step 1: Go to Twitter and locate the video or Gif that you would like to download.
Step 2: Right-click on the date of that tweet and then choose Copy link address from the options presented.
Step 3: Now navigate to DownloadTwitterVideo.com to access the free online tool. Paste the tweet link in the blank field provided.
Step 4: You’ll see two buttons, you can either click on MP4 to save the video in a low resolution or tap on MP4 HD to download the video in a high resolution.
Step 5: Once the tool has extracted the video, right-click on the green button and select Save Link As to save the downloaded video to a specified location on your computer.
There are many websites available to download Twitter videos online, such as, SaveTweetVid.com, TwitterVideoDownloader.com, TWSaver.com, TWDOWN.net, GetMyTweet.com, etc. All these online tools are completely free to use and work the same way like DownloadTwitterVideo.com, you can choose any of these and have a try.
If you want to download Twitter videos to your Android phone, there are many apps on the Google Play Store that help you accomplish this task. Download Twitter Videos is developed to download Twitter videos and GIFs to Android device easily and quickly. You can choose video resolution and see the size of the download video. This app is available for free, however, it comes with lots of ads that you can remove by upgrading to a premium version.
Here’s how to download Twitter videos and GIFs to your Android device:
Step 1: Go to Google Play Store on your Android device, install Download Twitter Videos and give it permissions to save videos on your device.
Step 2: Now open the Twitter app and find the tweet that contains the video that you would like to save to your device.
Step 3: Tap on the Share button and choose Share Tweet via.... Then select Download Twitter Videos from the list of options you can share the video to.
Step 4: The app will open the tweet link to the video in the URL field. Simply click on the Download icon (arrow) to begin downloading the video to your device.
Step 5: In the download window, you can select the quality ad output format you would like the video to be in.
If you want to, you can also adjust the settings in the app. Just tap on the settings icon at the top right corner of the screen and change the settings to your preference, including changing the folder to save the videos. Here, you can also choose to Download the highest quality video all the time. You can view the downloaded videos directly within the app or using other media players on your device.
If you’re an iOS user, and would like to download Twitter videos to your iPhone or iPad, the process is a bit more complicated and time-consuming. You have to rely on file manager MyMedia to download videos from Twitter on your iPhone/iPad. Here’s what you need to do:
Step 1: Install the MyMedia app on to your iOS device. It is available on the App Store for free.
Step 2: Now go to Twitter and look for the tweet with the video you want to download. Tap on the tweet so that it opens and fills the whole screen.
Step 3: Tap on the arrow icon just below the tweet and then select Share Tweet via....
Step 4: Select Copy Link and the tweet URL will be saved to your iPhone’s clipboard.
Step 5: Now head to the MyMedia app. Tap on the Browser at the bottom and open TWDOWN.net or other similar websites we mentioned above within the app.
Step 6: Find the Enter Video field in the webpage. Tap and hold on the field and then select Paste from the options that appear.
Step 7: Paste the URL of the tweet you copied earlier and then tap on the Download button next to that field.
Step 8: You will be presented with various formats and sizes of the video. Choose the one you would like to download. Then select Download the File in the popup menu and enter a name for the video.
Once the download is complete, you can access the video by tapping on Media. In the new popup that appears, click on Save to Camera Roll to store the Twitter video to your device’s Camera roll where it will be easily accessible.
Justin is a technical expert who loves technology and a big video fan. He writes about helpful video tips, video converting and downloading tutorials.