How to Download Twitter Videos to iPhone & Computer

I have downloaded tons of funny videos from Twitter to my iPhone and stored them in the Photos app. And today, I will show you how I have done it.

The method requires using a third-party app coupled with a video downloader website. It may seem a bit complex but this is currently the easiest method I found in the community.

If you don’t grasp the steps below, don’t worry, I also made a video for you to follow to make sure you can do it. Keep reading and enjoy!

How to save Twitter videos on iPhone

Step 1: You need to install an app that allows us to save videos from the Internet. In this article, I recommend installing My Media (it’s free).

The My Media app is a popular download manager for iPhone and iPad. You cannot download video or audio by using Safari but with My Media, it’s easy.

There are actually many video downloader apps that let you save videos directly from the Web, including Youtube, Facebook,… to your iPhone. Here are the best apps we recommend. Check it out if you’re interested in this topic!

Also read: How to Download Mp3 files & Videos from Safari

Step 2: Open the Twitter app on your iPhone. Find the tweet that contains the video you want to download. Next, tap on the share button below the tweet and select “Share Tweet via…”.

When the share sheet shows up, select “Copy Link”. Now the link to the tweet has been copied to your clipboard.

Download Twitter videos to iPhone

Step 3: Open My Media, and open the Browser tab in the bottom-left corner. In the address bar, enter this URL: http://twittervideodownloader.com/ and tap Go. When the website is loaded, under “Paste Tweet URL Here”, paste the URL you copied earlier, then tap “Download”.

Step 4: When it’s done, scroll down, you will find different video sizes to download. Just choose the size you need and tap “Download Video”. Click “Download the file” to confirm the process, then enter the name of the video you wish to download -> Tap “Save”.

Save Videos to iPhone

Step 5: After the video has been downloaded, you will find it in the Media tab. Tap on the video, you have many options including play, open in other apps, save to Camera Roll, and export file.

Save downloaded videos to Camera Roll

Related post: Save GIFs From Twitter on iPhone, Android, PC

How to Download Twitter videos to your computer

Using your computer is less time-consuming than on an iOS device. Just in a few clicks…

Step 1: Open the web browser on your computer, go to Twitter and find the video you want to download.

Step 2: Click on the three dots icon and select Copy link to Tweet. Press Ctrl + C to grab the URL to the Tweet in the pop-up.

Download Twitter Videos using your computer

If it’s on Vine, just click through to the Vine website and right-click on the video in your browser and select Save video… (or a similar option). The file will then be stored on your hard drive as an MP4 file.

Step 3: Go to http://twittervideodownloader.com/ Paste the URL that you’ve copied and hit Download

Download Twitter Videos using your computer

Step 4: Wait for the website to get the download link. Once completed, click on “Download” button to start your download. Or right-click on the button and click “Save Link As…” to download.

Now you’ve downloaded videos successfully to your computer. It’s time to sync them to your device. You can use iTunes or any tool that allows you to transfer files between the computer and your iPhone.

Note for Android users: You can apply these steps to download Twitter videos to Android devices as well. Android has an open filesystem so saving files will be as easy as on a computer.

Another Option: Use Chrome extensions

If you often have to download videos not only from Twitter but from many other media websites like Youtube, DailyMotion, Vimeo or Facebook,… I recommend you to install a helper add-on/extension on your web browser. Currently, I’m using Google Chrome as my main browser and have an extension named Twitter Video Assist installed. It works just fine!

After you install this extension on your web browser, each time you open a Tweet containing a video, a download button will appear below the tweet, next to the Like button on the right. You can just click on it to start downloading the video.

If your preferred browser is FireFox, you can try the add-on named Video DownloadHelper.

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Rassan
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Rassan

Bro, you’re awesome AF! Finally, I was able to find a real method for doing it. All the other methods are literally bs and don’t work. Thanks again!

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The Best Admin

You’re welcome. Glad I helped 😀

James
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James

Hmmm, what if the video has been deleted from the twitter site? Attempting to go to the video URL link is unsuccessful (its been removed), but it’s still loaded onto my phone.

Is there no way to take it out of the twitter app memory (or wherever it’s stored in the iPhone) and add it to Movies library?

The Best Admin
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The Best Admin

if the video has been deleted from the site then there is no way you can download it.

KayCee
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KayCee

This is THE ONLY method that has worked for me & it was my own video I was trying to save. I accidentally deleted the one on my phone, I swear I could kiss you! Thanks so much!!!

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The Best Admin

I’m so glad I was able to help 😀

KayCee
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KayCee

My daughter insists I thank you on her behalf as well! So thank you ?

Kami?
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Kami?

could you guarantee me that this is safe? i having been having troubles with my old phone and i was afraid maybe perhaps its due to downloading things such as videos??

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The Best Admin

sure, this method is safe.

Sourav Debnath
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Sourav Debnath

Hi..
Your article much help me… actually I don’t know how to download twitter videos.
So in your article, I learn about it. thank you very much.

danial
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danial

hey there im still cannot or dont know how it operate,ive already do many time yet cannot download it

Kevin
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Kevin

Does this work for videos in direct messages?

The Best Admin
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The Best Admin

No, videos in direct messages are private. You can use your PC to download them.

Kevin
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Kevin

Uh, so I need to use my computer to download videos in direct messages. How do I go about doing so?

Kim Young Chan
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Kim Young Chan

Wow! thank you for this! It works!!! =)

Kevin Supreme
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Kevin Supreme

This really just worked for me after trying all those dumb apps on the App Store, so thankful I had to leave a comment

Yeah
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Yeah

This doesnt work. It just takes me to the tweet i made with my video and i can play it, but when i want to download it it saves a random broken link as html. I miss my android, the video downloaders there worked just fine

Kae
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Kae

It works!!! I don’t know if it’s just my phone or whatev, but I have to click the video itself and let it play and then copy link so I could download it on twitterdownloadervideo. anyway, thank you for this!

Whitney Hoppe
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Whitney Hoppe

I wish there was a bit easier way to download or save Twitter videos just like it’s on the computer.

Mahir Ozdin
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Mahir Ozdin

Realy nice sharing but i was looking for an android version for twitter video downloader i found this article so if you are here like me for android users that one saved my life https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.videodownloader.twittervideoindir