How to Download Videos from X/Twitter on Any Device

Cheryl Bennett
March 27, 2024 Preview 82 Preview 0
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X (Twitter, rebranded) has introduced a new feature that permits users to download videos if the content creators allow it. But it requires a premium subscription, and most videos are still undownloadable. In this article, we provide a comprehensive guide on how to download videos from X to your computer and mobile devices without premium, including those videos from DMs (Direct Messages).

What to Know

Download Videos with X Premium

A verified X premium subscriber can download videos by clicking the video settings menu on the video and selecting “Download video” or on mobile by tapping and holding the content on the screen. If you don’t see a download option, the tweeter hasn’t enabled download yet.

premium download Twitter videos

Download Videos Without X Premium

  • If you want to download videos from Twitter DMs, use iFunia X Downloader or Stream Recorder Chrome extension on computer.
  • To download Twitter videos on iPhone, it’s best to use the Shortcuts app.
  • To save videos to Android devices, use a free Twitter video downloader app.
  • If you don’t want to install additional software, use an online download service that can be accessed from both computer and mobile.

 

Download Twitter Videos on Computer Safely and Quickly

Tired of downloader sites that bombard you with annoying ads? Want to download videos from X.com in batch? Consider using iFunia YouTube Downloader, a professional video downloader software that provides a one-stop solution for Twitter video download. It can save Twitter videos and audio in original quality and mass download unlimited clips with one click, including videos from DM.

It supports more than Twitter, it can download videos and music from various social media platforms and video sharing sites including Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, etc. Also, it requires no registration or login and ensures your privacy is fully protected.

Guide on how to download videos from X/Twitter using iFunia:

1. Download and install iFunia YouTube Downloader.

Free Download Windows 11/10/8/7 Free Download macOS 10.11 or later

2. Go to X.com and find the video tweet you want to download. Right click on the video to copy the video address.

3. Launch iFunia YouTube Downloader and paste the copied link to the provided field. Hit Enter or click the “+” button to parse the link.

Paste X video link

Tip: If you want to download multiple videos at once, go to the menu bar and select “Add URLs”. Then input all the X video links to the pop-up box, one link per line, then click “OK”.

batch add twitter URLs

4. This program will download Twitter videos in the best quality by default. You can also click the “Format” list to choose a different video format.

5. Click the arrow down button on the lower right corner to start the download process.

download Twitter videos in batch

How to Download X/Twitter videos from DMs using iFunia:

You can use the same tool to download videos from Twitter Messages as long as you get the correct video link. Here’s how it works:

  1. Visit X.com from a desktop browser and go to the Messages, select a message and play the video you want to save in the message box.play videos from Messages
  2. Access the browser developer tools by pressing F12 or right clicking and select “Inspect”.
  3. Click the “Network” tab, press Ctrl+F to bring up the search bar and type “m3u8”.
  4. Click the first option that appears, and copy the “Request URL” on the right side. (If nothing appears, press Ctrl+R to reload the page.)copy dm video link
  5. Paste the copied link into iFunia, and then download the video as usual.

 

Download Twitter Videos with Browser Extensions

#1. Media Harvest: twitter Media Downloader

This Twitter video downloader is a handy extension for Chrome and Edge designed to download videos from Twitter posts or TweetDeck (now X Pro) with only one click. However, note that it doesn’t provide video quality selection and batch download like a desktop downloader and it cannot save videos from DMs.

1. Search this extension and add it to your Chrome or Edge.

2. Visit X.com and you will find a download button appears on each tweet video aside the Share button.

3. Click the newly added button to download the video in the browser.

Twitter video downloader extension

#2. Stream Recorder - download HLS as MP4

Stream Recorder is a free Chrome extension that can save HLS(.m3u8) videos from supported websites including Twitter. It’s more like recorder that saves the video stream, so the download speed can be slower. But it makes up by being able to download videos from DMs.

1. Search “Stream Recorder” in the Chrome Web Store and add to the browser. You can pin the extension in the toolbar to use it more conveniently.

2. Visit Twitter and find the video you want to download. Click the extension’s icon in the toolbar.

Twitter video downloader extension for Chrome

3. It will start to record the Twitter video in a new tab and display the progress. Once it’s complete, click the “Save” button to save the video to your computer.

save Twitter video chrome

 

Download Twitter Videos Online

If you prefer not to install any software or extension, there are many online Twitter download services you can use on computer, iOS and Android devices. AnyDownloader is a free video downloading site that allows you to download X videos to MP4 in all available resolutions and also save the cover image.

1. Copy the video URL from X.

2. Go to anydownloader.com and paste the video URL into the input field. Then press the Download button.

3. It will display all available formats for download. Select the one you want and click the green Download button to download the video.online Twitter/X video downloader

Alternative sites if the above doesn't work:

  • Xvideodownloader.co
  • Twittervid.com
  • Twitsave.com

 

Use Shortcuts on iPhone

A Twitter video download shortcut in the Shortcuts app allows you to download X (Twitter) videos locally to your iPhone. HiRes Twitter is a shortcut that can download videos from public and private tweets at the highest quality and save to Photos, without payment or ads.

1. First, make sure you have these three apps installed on your iPhone:

  • Shortcuts
  • a-shell mini
  • Scriptable

2. Click here to get the shortcut through iCloud.

3. Go to the X app and long-press the Share button of the video, then select “HiRes Twitter” from the menu list.

4. Download the video following the on-screen instructions. The first time it will ask you for access permissions, and subsequent downloads will be automatically saved to the photo album you select.

Download Twitter video to iPhone

Using this downloader shortcut requires the installation of other two free apps, and is available for iOS 15 and above. If you’re using a lower iOS version or Android device, consider the last method below.

 

Use Twitter Downloader Apps (iOS&Android)

Besides online video downloaders, you can also utilize a dedicated Twitter video downloader app to download on Android and iOS. But most free downloaders contain ads and in-app purchase, and should be used carefully.

1. Install a reliable Twitter video downloader from your device’s app store, such as Video Downloader for Twitter for Android and TwiDown for iOS.

2. Open the X app, tap the Share icon on the tweet containing the video you want, and tap the “Copy Link” option.

3. Launch the Twitter downloader and paste the video URL to the field.

4. Tap a download button to save the video to your phone gallery.

Twitter video downloader mobile App

 

Conclusion

While X’s video download feature is very limited now, you can download Twitter videos by taking advantage of these video extraction tools. If you want to easily download any Twitter video to computer in lossless quality , use a dedicated video downloader like iFunia YouTube Downloader. It supports batch download, format selection and downloading from a wide range of websites. Downloading a Twitter video on mobile requires a compatible online downloader or a third-party downloader app. For iPhone users, the HiRes Twitter shortcut is a great option.

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Cheryl has been writing tutorials, reviews, and how-to articles on consumer apps since 2016. She specializes in multimedia products and is always testing on Mac, PC, and various devices.

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