Our favorite social network has support for multiple formats, and as sooner or later we will want to download some of the animations that other users have used, through this tutorial we will explain the steps to download GIF from Facebook.
Get the link to the Facebook GIF
As you know, the best way to download images and GIF is by right clicking on them and selecting the option to save, but the problem is that Facebook has wanted to make it a bit more difficult with the objective of protecting it slightly the privacy of the people, so that it does not let us download the animated image directly, but the first thing we will need is to obtain the link to it and then we will locate the original source so that we can make the download in a very simple way.
To obtain the link, we must right click on the image and then select the option “Copy address of the link”. Now we will open a new tab in our browser and we just have to paste the link in the URL bar, so that you can see the image in its original format.
Save the Facebook GIF on your PC
In the previous step we have achieved the link of the image, but what we want to do now is to save it in our computer, so we just have to click with the right button again but this time on the new image that we have taken in the tab, and here we will see that the “Save image as …” option appears.
Clicking will open the usual window through which we have to select a location and of course a name for the file, we will click “Save” and in just a few seconds we will have available the animated image or GIF for to be able to access it at any time we want, and of course without the need to have an Internet connection.
But we also have another alternative that always works perfectly, which is neither more nor less than an extension for Google Chrome that we can download and install completely free of charge, so that we can obtain the GIF images in a moment, reason why which is the ideal system for those who have to download many animated images especially if they need them for their work, since we are going to save a lot of time in the process.
The only thing we have to do is install GIF Downloader for Chrome directly accessing the official page through the link, and at a moment you will have at your disposal this fantastic tool that will save you a lot of time and many headaches.
As you can see, these are the main systems to download GIF from Facebook, through the manual system and through the use of an application specifically developed for Google Chrome browser users, so you can switch between the faster and more efficient system than is the application or manual mode that will be accessible from any computer from which you are working.