How To Download Your Facebook Look Back Video

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I am using Google Chrome to download my own Facebook’s Look Back video.

  • Open link facebook.com/lookback.
  • Press Ctrl + Shift + J (Windows) or Cmd + Opt + J (Mac) to open the console.
  • Copy the code from below and paste into console then press enter.
    var xmlhttp;
    if (window.XMLHttpRequest) {
        xmlhttp = new XMLHttpRequest();
    } else {
        xmlhttp = new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP");
    }
    xmlhttp.onreadystatechange = function() {
    if (xmlhttp.readyState == 4 && xmlhttp.status == 200) {
            ss = xmlhttp.responseText.split('[["params","')[1].split('"],["width","960"]')[0];
            var x = ss;
            var r = /\\u([\d\w]{4})/gi;
            x = x.replace(r, function (match, grp) {return String.fromCharCode(parseInt(grp, 16)); });
            x = unescape(x);
            console.log(JSON.parse(x).video_data[0].hd_src);
        }
    }
    xmlhttp.open("GET", "/lookback", true);
    xmlhttp.send();
  • Wait for a few seconds and it will gives you the video link for download.
  • Right click on the link (as shown in the step 2 screenshot) and choose Save Link As.
  • The video will be saved in a mp4 format.

Check out the screenshots below, if you are unsure.

Facebook A Look Back Video - Step 1
Facebook A Look Back Video – Step 1

Facebook A Look Back Video - Step 2
Facebook A Look Back Video – Step 2

Credits to Akshat Mittal‘s Simple JS Script to get Video URL from Facebook’s Look Back.

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