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How to Record Facebook Videos

Discover how to make the most of Facebook! Stream live videos, chat securely in groups, and record your video calls with these expert tips.

Ethan Hill Updated on Mar 1, 2023 11:05 AM

Summary: For mobile devices, users can use the built-in screen recorder to record Facebook live videos and video calls. Depending on the device you have, the steps of recording a Facebook video vary slightly.

If you're looking for a dedicated Facebook video recorder, AppGeeker Screen Recorder is the way to go, which captures Facebook videos without limitations.

It's easy to record from Facebook video call if you know where to find the video recorder for Facebook on your iPhone or Android.

As an online social media platform, Facebook enables users to communicate with others with internet connectivity. It can be accessed from various devices like computers, tablets, and mobile phones. Using Facebook, you can stream live videos and participate in secure group chats. In addition to that, users can communicate face-to-face with others via video calls on Messenger.

When having online video chats on Facebook, you may want to record the video call on Messenger to keep warm moments with your friends or family or capture the live-streaming videos you like. If you are struggling with how to record Facebook videos, then find the most suitable solutions from the post below.

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Record Videos from Facebook on Mobile Devices

Facebook is generally used on mobile devices and computers for social communication. However, recording Facebook videos from these devices can be a bit tricky.

In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to record a video on Facebook from your mobile device. We'll cover everything you need to know, from how to access the video recording feature, to how to record a Facebook video.

How to screen-record Facebook video calls on iOS devices?

All iPhones and iPad feature screen capturing without downloading an extra application from iOS 11. This built-in tool on iOS devices is simple to use for recording activities performed on iPhone and iPad screens.

You are available to record the on-screen video with audio during the Facebook live stream and video call on Messenger.

1. Go to Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls to find the Screen Recording option.

2. Hit the green add button to add the record button in the control center.

3. For non-full-screen iPhone models:

Swipe up the screen to open the Control Center.

For full-screen iPhone models and iPad:

Swipe down the screen from the top-right corner of the screen to open the Control Center.

4. Tap the record button and wait for 3 seconds countdown to start the Facebook live recording.

If you want to record your voice simultaneously, long press the record button and turn on the Microphone button before recording.

5. Start your video call or play the video on Facebook. When playing the video on Facebook, you can press the Volume Up and Home (devices with a home button) or Power (full-screen devices) buttons at the same time to take a screenshot of the Facebook screen.

6. Hit the red button on the top of the screen when you end the Facebook live video or the video call to stop recording. Alternatively, you can open the Control Center again and hit the record button to stop video recording on Facebook.

How to screen-record Facebook videos on Android devices?

Like iPhone models, Android devices also have a pre-installed recorder for recording Facebook videos and other activities. Here we'll take Samsung as an example and show you how to proceed with the Facebook video recording process in detail on Android phones.

To take a screenshot of Facebook on Samsung Galaxy devices, you just need to press and hold the power and home buttons. Then release them. You can check the screenshot in Gallery.

When recording the Facebook video on your Samsung Galaxy screen, you need to add the Screen Recorder to Quick Panel:

1. Swipe down the Samsung Galaxy screen to open the Quick Panel.

2. Hit the add icon and add the Screen Recorder to your Android phone.

3. Then back to the Quick Panel and select Screen Recorder.

4. Choose the audio source and tap Start Recording.

5. Start your video on Facebook.

6. Hit the stop button to stop recording when the video ends.


  • The steps above only apply to Samsung Galaxy devices with Android OS Version 10.0

If you use an Android phone other than a Samsung Galaxy device, you can still record the Facebook video on your phone by going to search for a free screen recorder from the app store. There would be various results listed on your screen. The AZ Screen Recorder is the most recommended free tool among them that lets you record Facebook live videos and save Messenger video calls.

Record Videos from Facebook on the Computer

We can't deny that there're plenty of Facebook users who prefer using desktop Facebook to communicate with others, which spawns the issue that how to record videos from Facebook on the computer. Whether you are a Mac or a Windows PC user, you can figure out the recorder with the specific tutorial to record your Facebook video on your computer.

Windows-based Facebook video recorder

Windows users, especially those who use Windows 10 and later version computers usually record their on-screen activities like Facebook video chat or a live stream with Xbox Game Bar because it doesn't demand users to install any extra software. But the drawback of Xbox Game Bar is obvious as its advantage: it can only record one window at a time. The Facebook video recording will be stopped automatically if the user minimizes the Facebook window.

Then how to record a Facebook video on Windows PC? Don't fret, we bring you a perfect Game Bar alternative, AppGeeker Screen Recorder, to capture your online Facebook video without limitations.

AppGeeker Screen Recorder is a professional screen recorder that works with Windows PC, Mac, iOS devices, and Android phones. It records the entire screen of your device whether you are having video calls with others or watching live streaming on Facebook, playing games, or having online meetings. You can take a screenshot and capture anything with this great recorder. To record the Facebook video via AppGeeker Screen Recorder, follow the steps below:

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Step 1: Open the Facebook video you want to record.

Step 2: Launch the tool and choose Video Recorder.

Step 3: Customize the recording area and audio source. You can hit on Custom to drag the boundary as the Facebook window, or just select Full to record the entire screen. Toggle on or off buttons below System Sound and the Microphone to control the audio source.

Step 4: Adjust settings to control the output quality. You are allowed to tweak the advanced settings like video rate and frame rate and change the recording format.

Step 5: Start the Facebook video on your screen.

Step 6: Click on the REC button to start the Facebook video recording. The recording process will not be interrupted until you stop the recording.

Step 7: When the video call or the live streaming stops, hit the Stop button.

Facebook video recorder for Mac

The Facebook video recording process on Mac with AppGeeker Screen Recorder is almost the same as using it on Windows, or you can jump to the user guide for a more detailed tutorial. As for Mac users, there's a native recorder on Mac machines, QuickTime Player. It is a free tool preinstalled on Mac and allows users to capture Facebook live and all on-screen activities with audio from the internal microphone.

Step 1. Start the Facebook video.

Step 2. Go to Launchpad to open QuickTime Player.

Step 3. Select File > New Screen Recording to launch the screenshot toolbar.

If you use Mojave and later macOS versions, you can open the toolbar by using the combination Shift + Command + 5.

Step 4. Set the recording area. You can choose to record the full screen, a specific window, or the part of the screen due to your demand.

Step 5. Click Options and check the Microphone to record your sound at the same time.


  • You can't record the internal audio from Facebook on Mac.

Step 6. Click Record to begin.

You can also capture a screenshot of your Facebook video with QuickTime Player. Just choose the recording range and click Capture.


Does Facebook tell if you screen record?

No, Facebook does not notify anyone or send any kind of notification if you record a video or image on their platform. However, it is worth noting that screen recording someone's Facebook post without their permission may be considered a violation of their privacy, especially if it is a private or sensitive post. It is always best to ask for permission.

Can I record audio from Facebook?

Yes, it's possible to record Facebook audio using various screen recording or audio recording software like AppGeeker Screen Recorder. Or you can use the internal recorder on your device to capture the Facebook video and then extract the audio from the recorded video. If you want to record the audio call or the audio chat from Facebook, we suggest you get consent in advance in case you intrude on personal privacy.

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