How to Download Videos from Twitter

Have you found a very interesting video on Twitter, would you like to download it to your PC or smartphone but can't find the right option to do it? Don't worry, it's normal. Twitter, for reasons that I and many others overlook, prevents the download of the videos from its web version (therefore from its website) and from its official apps. However, this does not mean that there is nothing to be done. Indeed, downloading videos from Twitter is very simple, just turn to the right solutions.

The “right” solutions to which I refer are online services and those that allow you to “capture” the videos on Twitter and download them offline, not only on PC, but also on smartphones and tablets. Would you like to know more? Well then, take five minutes of free time and read on. Below you will find explained how to download videos from twitter by wire and by sign using some of the best applications and the best online services currently available on the market.

It should be emphasized that the instructions I am about to give you apply to both movies and animated GIFs, which Twitter automatically transforms into MP4 files and therefore can be downloaded as common videos (and then possibly reconverted into GIFs using special programs). Happy reading and have fun!

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Download Twitter Videos from PC

If you want download videos from Twitter using your computer, the first step you have to take is to locate the tweet that contains the video of your interest and copy its address. To do this, connect to twitter.com using your favorite browser (eg Chrome, Firefox or Safari) and locate the tweet that contains the video you want to download.

At this point, click on the small arrow located at the top right of the tweet box (v), select the voice Copy link of tweet from the menu that opens and copies the address displayed in the center of the box that appears on the screen.

Once you have the URL, that is the address of the video, you can feed it to one of the services or applications that allow you to download videos from Twitter. Below I point out some of the most interesting.

Download-Twitter-Videos (Online)

If you want to download videos from Twitter but don't want to waste time installing new programs on your PC, please contact Download-Twitter-Videos: it is an online service, completely free, which allows you to download videos from Twitter in an incredibly easy and fast. To find out how it works, connect to its main page and paste the Twitter video address to download in bar that you find in the center of the screen.

When the operation is completed, press the button Download MP4 HD, wait a few moments for the thumbnail of the movie to be downloaded to appear and proceed to download the video by right clicking on the item Please right click on the this link and choose ‘Save As ‘ and selecting the option Save eat o Download linked file. This last operation is not necessary on all browsers, in some cases the download starts automatically.

You can use Download-Twitter-Videos to download animated GIFs too, which Twitter automatically turns into MP4 video. The procedure to follow, therefore, is the same as we have just seen together for the "real" movies.

Twitter Video Downloader (Online)

If Download-Twitter-Videos doesn't work, you can try a similar service, also free and very easy to use, called Twitter Video Downloader. Using Twitter Video Downloader, you can download videos and animated GIFs from Twitter (always in the form of MP4 files) and store them offline with disarming simplicity. To find out how it works, linked to its main page, paste the address of the video you want to download in bar placed in the center of the screen and presses the button Download.

At this point, wait for the page with the video download button to appear and click on it (Download video) to start downloading the movie on your PC.

If, when you click the button Download video, instead of downloading the movie, your browser tries to stream it, right-click on the video and select the item Download o Save with name give the menu to compare.

JDownloader (Windows / MacOS / Linux)

In the unfortunate event that none of the online services I have previously reported to you should work, you can download the videos from Twitter by contacting an offline program. I refer to JDownloader which, as you may already know, is a free download manager compatible with Windows, macOS and Linux that allows you to "capture" the multimedia files present in all web pages and download files from all major file hosting services. and streaming.

To download JDownloader on your computer, connect to its official website with Chrome o Edge and click on the item first Download Installer for 32/64bit systems and then Download with your browser to download the program from the MEGA service. If you use a Mac and not a Windows PC, to download JDownloader you have to click on the item Download Installer Mac OS X Version 10.7 or higher.

When the download is complete, open the JDownloader installation package and first click on Next and then Accept Skip all to conclude the setup (during which files will also be downloaded from the Internet, so make sure you have a working connection).

At this point, open JDownloader and keep it running, then open your favorite browser and use it to copy the link of the tweet that contains the video of your interest. JDownloader should automatically recognize and "capture" the tweet link. Then start the program, go to its tab Capture Links, right click on the Twitter link and select the entry Start download give the menu to compare.

For more information on JDownloader and how it works, consult my tutorial entitled JDownloader italiano in which I explained how to install, use and configure the program in the best possible way.

App to Download Videos from Twitter

Would you like to be able to download videos from Twitter without using your computer? Nothing impossible, indeed. There are apps for Android and iOS / iPadOS that allow you to do everything in a very simple way directly from smartphones and tablets. Here are a couple of practical examples.

Total (Android)

If you want to download a video or an animated GIF from Twitter and use a terminal Android, you can rely on Total: a free browser with integrated download manager that allows you to "capture" multimedia content from any site and online service and download them offline.

To download a video (or a GIF) from Twitter using Total, all you have to do is download the app through the Play Store, start it, browse the initial tutorial, give the application the permissions necessary for its operation and connect, with the its integrated browser, a twitter.com. Then log into your account (if you deem it appropriate) and start playing the video of your interest.

At this point, a box with writing should appear Found video link: to download the video, click on the icon down arrow; then choose whether to download the file to the Sdcard or Internal Memory, award-winning Download, specify the resolution where to download and press the button again Download, to start downloading the content.

At the end of the download, you can view the video downloaded from Twitter by pressing the ☰ button of Total (top left) and selecting the item File transfer from the menu that appears on the side. To copy / move a video, press the corresponding ⋮ button, go to Show in folder, then do a prolonged tap on the movie thumbnail, press the ⋮ button located at the top right and choose an item among Copy elementsMove elements give the menu check if you press.

Total Files (iOS/iPadOS)

If you use an iPhone or an iPad, you can download videos from Twitter using Total files: this is the iOS / iPadOS version of the app that I also recommended for Android, so it is a free browser with integrated download manager that allows you to “Capture” videos streamed on any web page, including those of Twitter.

As TDownloader is not an app officially created by Twitter, Apple or another giant in the hi-tech sector, I do not recommend using it to directly access your Twitter account. It is not particularly risky for privacy, mind you, but being an app produced by third parties, it is better not to give it too much data in hand!

In light of what has just been said, I suggest you open the official Twitter app and to copy the direct link to the tweet that contains the video of your interest. In this way you can give the link "in meal" to Total files and proceed to download the video starting directly from it.

If you don't know how to copy the link of a tweet in Twitter for iOS, locate the tweet that contains the video you want to download, press the icon of the sharing (the arrow that goes up) present under the latter and first select the item Share tweet via ... from the menu that opens and then the icon Copy link from the iOS share menu.

At this point, start Total files, pigia sull'icona del globe which is at the bottom right and paste the address of the tweet in the address bar of the application (just make a long "tap" on it and select the item Paste from the menu that appears).

Finally, start playing the movie and, when the box with written appears Do you want to download this content?pigia sull'icona (). So choose a name to assign to the video and presses the button end located at the top right to start downloading it on the memory of your iPhone or iPad.

Once the download is complete, the movie will be accessible from the Total files main screen and from the application Fillet iOS (by going to the menu Browse> Locations). It can then be exported to other apps or to your computer.

How to Convert Video to GIF

If you have downloaded a GIF from Twitter and want to convert it back to its original format, so you want to turn an MP4 video into an animated GIF, follow the instructions you find in my tutorial on how to create animated GIFs: there I pointed out several apps and online services that allow you to convert videos into animated GIFs; all free and extremely simple to use.