How to Save Twitter Videos

Saving Twitter Videos: A Comprehensive Guide

Twitter has revolutionized the way we consume information, making it easier than ever to stay connected with friends, family, and favorite personalities. With millions of users worldwide, it’s no surprise that videos have become a significant part of the platform’s content offering. However, there are times when you might want to save those tweets for later viewing or offline sharing.

This comprehensive guide will walk you through the various methods available for saving Twitter videos on desktop and mobile devices, ensuring your favorite clips remain at your fingertips whenever needed. So let’s dive in!

Method 1: Using the Built-in Download Option (Desktop)

Twitter’s built-in download option is a straightforward approach to save tweets with video content.

Step-by-step instructions:

  • Open on your desktop.
  • Locate the tweet containing the video you want to save, and click on it to expand.
  • Clicking “…” or three horizontal dots at the top-right corner of the tweet will open a dropdown menu. From this menu, select “Open Tweet.”
  • Right-click (Windows) or Control+click (MacOS) on any part of the video player window containing your desired clip.
  • In the contextual menu, choose “Save Video As…” and follow through with saving options as preferred.

Method 2: Using a Browser Extension/Addon

Several browser extensions have emerged that offer seamless Twitter video download capabilities. One such popular extension is TweetVideoDown (TVD).

Step-by-step instructions:

  • Install TVD from the Chrome Web Store or Firefox Add-on library.
  • Once installed, restart your web browser for changes to take effect.
  • Navigate to the tweet with the desired video and click on it as usual.
  • Right-click (Windows) or Control+click (MacOS) anywhere within the expanded tweet window containing your target clip.
  • In the contextual menu that appears, choose “TweetVideoDown” from available options. The download link for your chosen video will then become accessible in a current browser tab.

Method 3: Using Online Video Converters

In situations where you need to convert downloaded Twitter videos or extract audio tracks (if applicable), specialized online converters come into play:

Step-by-step instructions:

  • Open YouTube’s online downlaoder tool by pasting the desired tweet link and selecting “MP4.”
  • Allow some time for conversion, depending on video length. The resulting download should be available in your browser.
  • Visit Online Video Converter (OVC), select your target Twitter video from its homepage using their input field or QR code reader feature.
  • Wait for processing; if desired, extract audio and save it as a separate MP3 file.

Method 4: Using Mobile Apps

There are also mobile-specific methods to capture the essence of Twitter videos:

Step-by-step instructions (Android):

  • Download TweetCaster Pro from Google Play Store on your Android device.
  • Open TweetCaster Pro, navigate to the tweet with desired video content and expand it as needed. Then tap “Download Video” in this expanded view.

* Install InShot Video Downloader & Editor on Android devices. Perform these steps within their app:
Tap “+ New Download.” Paste your Twitter link.
Tap “Start download.” Wait for the process to finish.

Step-by-step instructions (iOS):

  • Access the iOS App Store, and find Tweetbot – a popular alternative client offering features beyond those found in Twitter’s official application. Install it.
    Open Tweetbot app on your iDevice.
    Search or locate desired video tweet within Tweetbot search results (or main feed).
    Tap three vertical dots to open a dropdown menu at top-right corner of the selected video and select “Save as Video.”

Method 5: Using Desktop Software

In cases where you require more control over download processes, dedicated desktop software may be necessary:

Step-by-step instructions:

  • For Windows users:
    1. Obtain and install Firefox browser on your Windows machine (if not already).
    2. In the search field within the “Downloads” directory in Explorer or Finder (Windows/macOS), use keywords such as ‘Twitter video’ for an organized set of saved tweets.
    3. If no desired files exist, continue to Step 1 under Method 1: Using the Built-in Download Option.

For MacOS:

* Follow steps similar to those on Windows, using your preferred download manager or a general file explorer application within the "Downloads" folder.

Troubleshooting and Limitations

Please note that these methods are subject to Twitter’s policies regarding video sharing. Before attempting any of these methods:

  • Make sure you own the necessary rights for downloading content from public-facing sources.
  • Check your local jurisdictional laws regarding intellectual property, as they might influence your actions in this area.

Remember to keep all downloads and conversions within legal limits; refrain from sharing copyrighted materials without permission or infringing on creators’ work.


By now, you should be equipped with a comprehensive arsenal of methods for saving Twitter videos. From built-in download options to browser extensions, online video converters, mobile apps, and desktop software – there’s something for everyone in this exhaustive guide!

As always, remember that your creativity is the true measure of success on any platform; so go ahead and save those tweets with a clear conscience!