Here is a list of best free social media downloader software for Windows. Using these downloaders, you can easily download videos from various social websites including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Most of these social media downloaders are extensions of Chrome and Firefox which make downloading much easier. These extensions either automatically detect all videos of a webpage or only one video which is being played on the browser. As soon as the extension detects a video, it changes its icon color to indicate downloadable video. These social media downloader extensions and software support multiple video formats and can download videos in their native formats. Not just that, some extensions also give you an option to download videos in different resolutions.
In case of standard social media downloader software, you need to provide URL links of social media videos. Similar to extensions, standard media downloader software also let you download videos in various resolutions. Overall, all of these social media downloaders make downloading videos from social media websites much easier.
My Favorite Social Media Downloader Software For Windows:
VDownloader is my favorite software because it provides a dedicated browser to quickly download videos from almost all social media websites. Plus, some additional video editing and video converter features are also present in it.
You can also check out lists of best free Twitter Video Downloader, Facebook Video Downloader, and HTML5 Video Downloader software for Windows.
VDownloader is a free social media downloader software for Windows. Using this software, you can easily download videos from various social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Dailymotion, etc. To download a video, first, you need to paste its URL into VDownloader’s search bar and after that, just hit the Download button.
VDownloader also has an integrated browser using which you can easily browse and download videos from social media websites without using the video URL. Its browser detects video when it gets played by the user. As soon as it detects a video, it shows a downloading option through which you can quickly download that video. Besides this, some editing options like Trim (to trim video before downloading), Select (to select a specific part of the video before downloading), etc. are also available in it. Three additional features to convert video, revive deleted videos, and burn videos to CD are also provided by this social media downloader.
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Video DownloadHelper is a free social media downloader extension for Chrome and Firefox browsers. This extension makes downloading of social media videos easier. The main advantage of this extension is that whenever you visit social media websites like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc., it automatically detects all videos of those websites and show them as a list. You can view the list by clicking on the icon of this extension. Now, to download a video, just click on a video that you want to download from the list.
In this free extension, you can define Hotkeys to set shortcuts to download videos quickly. A video quality option is also present that lets you select both the video resolution and video format that you can access from the Settings Menu.
Overall, it is an easy to use social media downloader.
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4K Video Downloader
4K Video Downloader is another free social media downloader software for Windows. This software allows you to download videos of up to 4K resolution from popular social media and video hosting websites like Facebook, Instagram, Dailymotion, etc. Plus, it also lets you download multiple videos at a time. In order to download videos, you need to paste URL links of videos to its Paste Link option. As soon as you paste URL links of video, it starts fetching video information and then asks you to select the resolution (480p, 720p 1080p, 4K, etc.) and format (WMV, MP4, AVI, Mpeg, etc.) in which you want to download the video. At last, press the Download button to start the downloading process.
This software also provides a Smart Mode that reduces the steps to download a video. To use this mode, initially, you need to specify your favorite output video format and resolution. After that, when you download a video, it makes changes to the video as specified.
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The Flash Video Downloader
The Flash Video Downloader is another free social media downloader extension for Chrome. Like other similar extensions, it can also detect videos contained in social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Metacafe, Dailymotion, Twitch, etc. The main advantage of this extension is that it adds a download button over the interface of social media videos that makes downloading really easy. Plus, it also creates a list of all downloadable videos of a page just like other extensions. You can open this list by clicking on its icon and download any video that you want. Apart from downloading, you can also play the video in the inbuilt video player of this extension and also copy the URL link of the video through its copy URL option.
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FBDown Video Downloader
FBDown Video Downloader is yet another free social media video downloader extension for Chrome. According to its name, it is mainly used to download Facebook videos. However, you can also use it download videos from other popular social media websites like Twitter, Instagram, Dailymotion, etc. Along with the video, it can also be used to download audio from various websites. It supports a lot of audio and video formats which it can download such as 3GP, MP4, WMV, FLV, SWF, MP3, WMA, etc.
To download a video, first, you need to play it on the browser so that this extension can detect it. When the video gets detected, the color of the icon of this extension changes. Now, to download the video, first, click on its icon to view various versions of the video with different resolutions and select one version that you want to download. Home Page Download Page
Video Downloader All
Video Downloader All is the next free social media downloader extension for Chrome. This extension helps you download videos from popular social media websites like Facebook, Instagram, Dailymotion, etc. However, this extension was unable to detect and download videos from Twitter during my testing. So, if you want to download twitter videos, then choose other alternatives to this extension. It also has some advantages like its ability to detect all videos of a webpage, downloading videos in their native formats.
How to download videos using this social media downloader:
- First, add this extension to the Chrome browser and open a social media website page containing videos.
- Now, click on the icon of this extension to view a list of all videos that this extension detects on the page.
- Lastly, click on the download option of video present in the list to start the downloading process.
This extension also shows video format and video size of each detected video to help you download the right video. Home Page Download Page
All Video Downloader Professional
All Video Downloader Professional is another completely free social media downloader extension for Chrome. Using this extension, you can download videos from various video hosting and social media websites. Plus, it also helps you download videos in your favorite resolution as it shows various versions of a video with different resolutions (360p, 480p, 720p, etc.). At a time, it only lets you download one video because it can only detect a video which is being played in the web browser. By clicking on the icon of this extension, you can view all versions of the detected video and download any version of the video that you want. Apart from video downloading, you can also fetch video links by clicking on the copy to clipboard icon. In general, it is another really handy extension to download videos from various social media websites. Home Page Download Page
Flash Video Downloader
Flash Video Downloader is another free Chrome extension that helps you download social media videos. You can also use this extension to download video from various video hosting websites (Vimeo, Metacafe, etc.). This extension detects all videos of a social media web page and displays them as a list. From the list, you can select one of the videos and click on the associated Start button to download that video.
This extension supports various video formats like MP4, 3GP, FLV, MOV, etc. Hence, it will not convert video in some other format before saving it to your system. In it, you also get a trigger functionality that immediately informs you when a video with more size than the specified size limit gets detected.
This extension is also available for Firefox browser that you can download from here. Home Page Download Page
Stream Video Downloader
Stream Video Downloader is the next free Chrome extension to download videos from multiple social media websites including Facebook and Instagram. The only social media website from where it cannot download videos is Twitter.
This extension supports a lot of video formats (MP4, 3GP, FLV, WebM, WMV, etc.) and lets you download videos in their native formats. Its ability to give different resolution and size versions of a video is also very handy. Now, to download a video with it, first, you need to play a video in the browser. As soon as you play the video, its icon turns green to indicate that the video is ready to download. Click on its icon and then on the download button to download social video. Overall, it is similar to other Chrome extensions which make downloading of videos from social media websites easier. Home Page Download Page