How to Save Videos from Twitter to Windows, Mac, iPhone and Android

Nowadays, Twitter is full of great videos produced and published by people around the world. However, how do you save videos from Twitter? Since tweets can feel temporary, you might want to save some Twitter videos. Unfortunately, Twitter is not a streaming platform and does not offer a native method to download videos.

In this guide, you can learn six ways to save videos from Twitter in various situations. So, you can pick up the proper tool and get what you want from the widely used social platform following our guide. If you are ready, let's start it.

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Part 1: Save Videos from Twitter to Computer

Method 1: Save Videos from Twitter with Screen Recorder

There are some Twitter video downloaders on market, but they are only available to a part of Twitter videos due to copyright regulations. If you are looking for the most effective method, Apeaksoft Screen Recorder is worth to use.

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Briefly speaking, Screen Recorder is the best option to save videos from Twitter to your desktop.

How to Save a Twitter Video to Computer

Step 1 Install Screen Recorder

In order to save a video from Twitter, you need to install Screen Recorder to your computer. Then run it and select Video Recorder in the main interface to open the Twitter video downloader window.

Video recorder feature

Step 2 Save a video from Twitter

Now, you will be facing four sections on the window, Display, Webcam, System Sound and Microphone. Only save a video from Twitter, turn on Display and System Sound while disable Webcam and Microphone. If you want to add your face and voice to the video, enable Webcam and Microphone too.

Once you turn on Display, set the recording area according to the Twitter video. You can use the presets, set full screen or select region directly. Then start playing the Twitter video and hit the REC button to trigger the recording.

Tips : To control the video recording with hotkeys or modify output format, click the Gear icon above the Microphone section to open the Preferences dialog. Here you can find all custom options related to hotkeys, recording, output, and more.

Click the Clock icon and set the duration based on the length of the Twitter video. Then you can leave the software working independently. Plus, the Painting tool allows you to add text and Graffiti on the video while recording.

Video recorder interface

Step 3 Preview and export Twitter video

When the Twitter video is done, click the Stop icon or use your hotkey to open the preview window. Now, view the Twitter video and remove unneeded clips. If you are satisfied with it, click the Save button, set the destination location and export the Twitter video to your computer.

Preview video

Method 2: Download Twitter Videos via Freemake Video Downloader

Freemake Video Downloader is a free video downloader. It cannot guarantee that the freeware is valid to all Twitter video. If you want to try, follow the steps below.

Step 1Launch the Twitter video downloader and click the Paste URL button at the upper left side.

Freemake vudeo downloader

Step 2 Open your browser and search for the video on Twitter that you want to download. Then copy the video address and paste it into the box.

Step 3 Wait for the analysis to finish, and select your favorite format and resolution. Then decide to Only download or Convert to another format. Select a specific folder in the Save to field, and click Download & Convert button.

Freemake vudeo downloader twitter

Step 4 If the Twitter video downloading starts, you can find the video a few minutes later. Otherwise, it means that this tool is not available to the video download from Twitter.

Method 3: Save a Twitter Video Using VLC

Though VLC is a media player, it provides extensive functionalities including downloading videos from Twitter. As an open-source project, everyone can use VLC on Windows, Mac or Linux for free. The biggest pain is the complex workflow. That is why we share it below:

Step 1 Firstly, copy the address of the Twitter video that you intend to download. Then start your VLC media player.

Step 2 Open the Media menu on the top ribbon and select Open Capture Device. Next, go to the Network tab and paste the video address into the URL box. Click the Play button to close the dialog and go back to the player window.

Network VLC

Step 3 A few seconds later, the video will start playing. Now, click the Tools menu and select Codec Information on Windows, or Window menu and select Media Information on Mac. Copy the link in the box next to Location.

Codec information VLC

Step 4 Open your browser, paste the link into the address bar and hit Enter key. Once the video starts, right-click on it and select Save video as. Choose a directory to save the Twitter video and press Save to grab it.

Method 4: Download a Video from Twitter with Kapwing

Kapwing is a web-based video solution. It provides basic video editing tools and can publish videos to social media. For video downloading on Twitter, you can use it without install any software. The downside is that the web app is a bit slow, so you'd better use a good internet connection.

Step 1 Find the desired video on Twitter website. Right-click on the video and select Copy Video Address.

Copy video address

Step 2 Create a new tab in your browser, and visit the online Twitter video downloader. Click Start editing in the home page or make a new project if you already sign in your account.

Step 3 When you are taken to the studio page, right-click on the URL field and select Paste to import the Twitter video. It requires a few seconds.

Step 4 Twitter video is usually in square aspect ratio. If you want to maintain the dimensions, click Remove Padding from the right side.

Download video twitter kapwing

Step 5 After the Twitter video is uploaded completely, click the Publish button at the upper right side to start processing it. Finally, click the Download button to save the Twitter video.

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Note : By default, the web app will add watermark on your video. To remove it, you have to sign in the app with your Facebook or Google account. The video will be saved as MP4 file and you cannot change the output format.

Method 5: Download Twitter Video on SaveTweetVid

Web-based video downloaders are not stable, so you'd better master several tools. If one is failed, you can try another. SaveTweetVid is an online app designed for downloading videos from Twitter too. Unlike Kapwing, SaveTweetVid does not require log-in. It even does not provide the login option. However, it does not provide any video editing tools.

Save tweet vid

Step 1 Run your web browser, and visit the Twitter video downloader app. Then discover the video you want to download on Twitter and save the video address.

Step 2 Switch to the web app, and paste the video address link into the Enter Twitter URL box. Once click the Download button, the web app will extract all video files from the address.

Step 3 When prompted, select your favorite video quality, right-click on the Download button and select Save link as. Then choose where on your hard drive to store the video and click Save to start saving the video from Twitter to your computer.

Twitter video downloader online

Part 2: Download Videos from Twitter to iPhone and Android

It is difficult to download videos from Twitter to mobile devices, especially iPhone. It is well-known that Apple introduced high level security into iOS, so you cannot save online videos to your Camera Roll directly. The alternative solution is third-party apps, such as MyMedia, Documents, and more. They work in the similar way and we use MyMedia as the example to show you to procedure.

How to Save Twitter Videos on iPhone by MyMedia

Step 1 Install MyMedia app to iPhone from App Store. It is a free app.

Step 2 Then open the Twitter app from your home screen, and search for the tweet including the desired video. Tap the tweet to open it in the full screen mode. Tap the Share icon from the bottom right side, select Share Tweet via and then pick up Copy Link. The tweet URL will be saved to your clipboard.

Copy link twitter

Step 3 Switch to MyMedia app, and choose Browser from the bottom. Type an online Twitter video downloader in the address field, such as, and tap Go.

Step 4 When the web page shows up, tap the Enter Video field, hold your finger on it and tap Paste to input the tweet address.

Mymedia download

Step 5 Next, tap the Download button. After the web page reloads, you will get several download links for different resolutions. Select your favorite one and tap Download the File.

Step 6 When prompted, type in the filename and save the Twitter video to iPhone. You can find the video in the Media tab in MyMedia app.

Note : For Android users, you can find more ways to download videos from Twitter on Android here.

Part 3: FAQs of Twitter Videos Downloading

How can you save videos from Twitter to your Camera Roll on iPhone?

You can save videos from Twitter on iPhone with third-party apps, such as MyMedia, Documents, etc. Unfortunately, the downloaded Twitter videos cannot be saved to your Camera Roll directly. If you have a computer, you can download the tweet videos to your hard drive and then transfer them to your Camera Roll on iPhone.

How do I convert Twitter videos to MP4?

In most cases, Twitter videos are downloaded as MP4 files. If not, you can try some video converters, like Apeaksoft Video Converter Ultimate. It can convert multiple Twitter videos to MP4 format for playback on computer or mobile devices.

How do you repost a video on Twitter?

Firstly, find the video you want to repost on Twitter. If you do not have the original file, save the video from Twitter. Then access your account in Twitter website or app, create a new tweet and upload the video.


Now, you should master at least 6 approaches to download and save videos from Twitter to Windows, Mac, iPhone and Android devices. Free video downloaders, such as VLC and Freemake Video Downloader, are good option for people who have limited budget. However, Apeaksoft Screen Recorder can download a wide range of Twitter videos. Plus, you can try the web apps for fun. If you have other troubles, please tell us below this post.

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