Twitter has become an important microblogging platform where you can share photos and videos with your family and friends. If you are an avid Twitter user, you may have received videos in your DMs that you want to download. However, downloading videos from Twitter DMs is more complex than downloading photos. This article will show you how to download video from Twitter DMs.
We list all the top ways you can download Twitter DM videos on Windows, Mac, Android or iOS. Alternatively, you can also learn about ways to download Twitter videos to your iPhone. Let’s start with the article.
How to Download Twitter DM Videos on PC
There are several ways to download videos from Twitter messages. We will use two different ways. Let’s move on to the following methods.
1. Download Twitter DM videos on Chrome with the extension
Downloading videos from Twitter DM is not as easy as it seems. You will not be able to download the video on your PC using either the built-in Twitter option or the Save Image As option.
In this method, we rely on a video downloader extension from Twitter DM called Video Downloader Plus. Let’s begin.
Note: If you are a Firefox user, navigate to Firefox Add-ons and try the Twitter Video Downloader extension.
Step 1: Open Chrome and go to Chrome Store.
Step 2: In the search bar, type Video Downloader Plus to search for it.
Step 3 Click on Video Downloader Plus and select “Add to Chrome”.
Step 4: In the prompt, click Add Extension.
Wait for it to download and install on your Chrome browser. Once downloaded, continue to the next step.
Step 5: Go to Twitter and log in with your credentials.
Step 6: Go to Messages on the left panel.
Step 7: Select the message you want to download the video from.
Step 8: Load and play the video you want to download in your DM and click on the Video Downloader Plus extension on the top right corner.
The extension will list different resolutions of this video for you to download.
Step 9: Click on the file you want to download and the video will be downloaded to your computer automatically.
That’s it. You have successfully downloaded a Twitter video from DM. If you want to avoid downloading an extension, check out the next method.
2. Using VLC player
We assume that you have downloaded and installed VLC Player on your computer. For demonstration purposes we use Windows. However, the steps are the same for Mac as well. Follow the steps listed below.
Step 1: Open your Twitter account in Chrome and copy the link of the DM video you want to download.
Step 2: Press the Windows key on your keyboard, type VLC and click Open.
Step 3: Go to Media and choose “Convert/Save” from the drop-down menu.
Step 4: In the Open Media window, go to Network.
Step 5: Under “Please enter a network URL:”, paste the link you copied and click “Convert/Save”.
Step 6: In the Convert window, click the chevron icon (arrow) under Profile and choose MP4.
Step 7: Now under Target, click Browse and locate the target to save.
Step 8: Finally, click Start.
That’s it. VLC takes a few seconds to download the video and save it to the destination. If you don’t have access to a PC but still want to download the video, you can do so from your mobile device. Continue reading.
How to Download Twitter DM Videos on Mobile with Screen Recorder
There are few ways to download Twitter DM videos on a mobile device, at least not natively. So, this is one of the most common ways to download videos from Twitter DM. However, the steps are slightly different for each platform.
We use the built-in screen recorder, but some Android devices may not have it. So, download a screen recorder from Play Store and follow the instructions below.
Step 1: Open Twitter, navigate to Twitter DM, select the video you want to download and open it in full screen.
Step 2: Swipe down from the top of the screen, swipe right and tap the Screen Recorder switch on the quick menu.
Step 3: You will find a small bar on your screen. Press the red dot to start recording.
Step 4 Once the Twitter video is playing, click the white square to stop recording.
Note: The recording will be saved to your Gallery or Screen Recorder folder.
That’s it. You have successfully downloaded the Twitter DM with audio on your Android device. If you’re using iOS, skip to the next.
Step 1: Open Twitter, go to DM, navigate to the account you want to download the video from and open it in full screen.
Step 2: Open the Control Center and press the record button to start recording.
Note: If you don’t see the record button, go to Settings and select Control Center. Next, move the Screen Recording option to the Included Controls section.
Step 3: After recording the video, tap the red record button on the top navigation bar to stop recording.
Step 4: In the Stop Screen Recording prompt, choose Stop.
That’s it. With that, you have effectively downloaded the Twitter DM video on your iPhone. If downloading videos from Twitter DM by screen recording is time-consuming, check out the next method.
How to Download Twitter DM Videos Using Third-Party Tools
This is the easiest way to easily download a Twitter DM video. We will use a third party tool called TwiDropper. Follow the steps below.
Step 1: Go to TwiDropper with your favorite browser on your PC or mobile device.
Step 2: Click DM on the top bar next to the Users tab.
Step 3: Navigate to the Sign In button.
Step 4: Click Authorize App button.
Note: If you’re not already signed in to Twitter, you’ll see a sign-in button that requires you to enter your credentials.
Once Twidropper has access to your account, it will redirect you to a screen showing all the images and videos you received in your Twitter DMs.
Step 5: Choose the quality of the video and click the Download button right below the video or image.
Note: You can also share the file or save it to Dropbox.
Here we go. The video or image will be downloaded to your computer. You can also follow the same steps on your mobile device. If you have questions that we haven’t answered above, see the Frequently Asked Questions section below.
Frequently Asked Questions About Downloading Direct Message Videos on Twitter 1. Is Twitter Direct Message secure?
Twitter Direct Message (DM) offers a level of security as it is a private messaging feature between two Twitter accounts. However, it’s important to exercise caution and pay attention to the information shared in DMs, especially with people you don’t know or trust.
2. Does deleting a Twitter DM break the sending?
Yes, deleting a Twitter DM will unsend it. Deleting a DM removes it from both your and the recipient’s conversation history. However, it’s important to note that nothing can help if the other person has already seen the message.
Download and save the video
Downloading a video from Twitter DM might seem daunting, but the process can be simplified with the right methods and tools. When downloading the video from Twitter DM, make sure you respect the copyright laws and use the downloaded videos accordingly. You may also want to read how to download your twitter archive for a complete log of your activity.