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How to download Twitter videos

Twitter is not a video-sharing app — it’s for text, and don’t you forget that.

The platform makes it notoriously difficult to download a video that was posted in a tweet. So, if you want to share a video to Twitter, usually that means you’ll have to share the whole tweet along with it. Sure, you can always screen record, save the recording, edit it down to the desired clip, and save the video that way. But that’s quite a few steps, and it won’t always leave you with the best quality. But have no fear: There is another, easier way to download Twitter videos.

The next time a Stephen A. Smith reaction video posts to Twitter and you want to share it with someone on a different app or even just save it for yourself in your phone’s meme folder, it’s simple to do — if you know the right steps.

Here’s a guide on how to download Twitter videos to your phone or computer and how to save Twitter videos.

1. Find the Twitter video you want to download or save

A screenshot of the Stephen A. Smith reaction video on Twitter we want to download.
Credit: screenshot / twitter

There are tons of videos flooding Twitter, from reaction videos to videos someone recorded and posted on their own. The first step to learning how to download a Twitter video is to locate the video you want to save.

2. Copy the Twitter video link

You'll need to copy the link of the tweet in order to download the Twitter video.

You’ll need to copy the link of the tweet in order to download the Twitter video.
Credit: screenshot / twitter

Once you find a video on Twitter that you want to download, copy the link to the tweet that contains the video. If you’re on a browser, you can copy the URL right out of the browser’s address bar. You can also click the share button on the bottom right corner of the tweet, and select “Copy link to Tweet.” If you’re on mobile, click the share button on the bottom right corner of the tweet. Then, select “Copy link.” Now, you’re really on your way to downloading and saving videos from Twitter.

3. Download the Twitter video or save the Twitter video using a third-party website

And just like that, you've learned how to download a Twitter video!

And just like that, you’ve learned how to download a Twitter video!
Credit: screenshot / twitter

Now that you have the tweet link copied, you’ll want to go to Save Tweet Vid or Twitter Video Downloader. There, you’ll paste the copied link and click download.

Voila! Your Twitter video, saved to your device.

This story was originally published in July 2021 and updated in September 2021.

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