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How to Download GIFs from Facebook on Computer and Mobile Devices

Author by Cooper

Updated on Feb 6, 2023

Some so-called Facebook GIF downloaders will only end up giving you bundled software or directing you to irrelevant pages. Don't be tricked by these misleading ads anymore! This article will show you how to save GIF from Facebook successfully. For preparation, you can download a well-acclaimed Facebook GIF downloader:

Animated GIF is becoming more and more popular on social platforms, such as Facebook. When we find fancy GIFs, we usually want to save them to our devices. So later, we can turn these GIFs into stickers or memes and send them to our friends, which is surely an awesome idea! But some people do not have a clue how to download GIFs from Facebook. Considering that Facebook is available on various devices connected to the Internet, such as computer, iPhone, laptop, and so forth, I am going to introduce the download methods corresponding to different devices.

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Part 1. Download GIFs from Facebook on Computer

To download Facebook GIFs, you should first know that the GIF uploaded on Facebook can be categorized into 3 types, i.e. GIFs shared from other sites, GIFs actually in a video container, and the GIFs uploaded natively. Now that you are clear about this, let us learn how to download the 3 types of GIFs on desktop.

Method 1. Download GIFs Shared from Other Sites

Linked GIFs

Download linked GIFs
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This is the simplest situation, where you can download these GIFs within 4 clicks.

Step 1. Click the link to the original GIF location, which will lead you to a new download page. You can find the link at the bottom of the GIF that you want to download.

Step 2. In the new page, right-click the GIFs > save image as…Now, the GIF is downloaded.

Method 2. Download GIFs in Video Containers and GIFs on Facebook Natively

Unlike GIFs retrieved from other sources, the GIF people directly upload to Facebook and the ones in video containers cannot be downloaded directly from Facebook. To download them, you need to first install a professional Facebook URL downloaderWonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro. As a powerful and multi-functional Facebook GIF downloader, not only can this application help you download GIFs and videos from Facebook, YouTube… but also make GIFs from videos or make GIFs from photos, such as PNG to GIF, JPEG to GIF and the likes. Now, let us back to the title to learn how to download GIF from Facebook.

User Guideline to Download Multiple GIFs from Facebook

Copy the video or GIF URLs

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Step 1. Copy the Video or GIF URLs

Right-click the GIF you want to download > click the Copy Video URL at current time button. Now, you get the URL of the desired GIF.

Add a New GIF Download Task

Step 2. Add a New GIF Download Task

Launch the Facebook GIF Downloader, click Downloader first. On the left-top corner of the main download window, click New Download to build a download task to download GIFs from Facebook. In the new pop-up dialog, click Paste and Analyze to load the download resources. After that, choose a download option from the resource list. Lastly, click the OK button on the bottom of the dialog to get back to the main interface.

Start to download GIFs

Step 3. Start to Download GIFs

Press the inverted triangle button to define the download path of the GIFs. Next, click Download ALL to start. Alternatively, replay step 2 to add another download task before starting the download, which allows you to download multiple GIFs simultaneously.

Part 2. Download a GIF from Facebook on Mobile Devices

The condition is the same as downloading Facebook GIFs on desktop, there are also two methods corresponding to the different types of GIFs. Now check them out.

Method 1. Download Linked GIFs via Mobile Browser

Click the link

Open the GIF on a third-party browser

Save Picture
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Step 1. Click the link on the bottom of GIF to browse the GIF on Facebook Mobile Browser. On the right-top corner, click the three-dot button to open the GIF on your mobile browser that supports downloading files, such as Google Chrome or the system built-in browser.

Step 2. In the new page on the mobile browser, long press the GIF and click Save Picture in the pop-up list.

Method 2. Download GIFs Using Mobile Facebook GIF Downloader

There are many GIF downloader applications that are available on App Store and Google Play Store, such as "Video, GIF and Photo Downloader for Facebook" and "MyVideoDownloader for Facebook" for Android, and "GIFwrapped" and "GifPlayer" for iOS. As soon as you download any of these applications, open it and follow the built-in user guideline to download the desired GIFs to your mobile devices.


Only if you are clear about the different types of GIFs posted on Facebook, can it be easy to download GIFs from Facebook using the right methods. Now, try the methods above to download GIFs.

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