How to Save Facebook Stories of Your Friends (Others) on Android, iOS, PC

A friend of yours always posts very interesting photos and videos in Facebook stories , to the point that it seems a real shame not to be able to see them after the canonical 24 hours of their duration. Speaking of which, you are wondering if there is a way to download them offline and access them even after they expire. Did I guess? Well, then let me help you achieve your goal.

Yes, you got it right! Downloading Facebook Stories offline is possible and I’m about to tell you how. In the next few lines, in fact, you will find detailed information on how to save the Facebook stories of others using various solutions for smartphones, tablets or computers. I bet you won’t struggle to find the one that’s right for you.

Just a clarification before starting: the content shared by users in Facebook stories may contain personal information. Therefore, before saving this content on your device, I recommend that you ask the author’s permission. Also, do not spread them on the web, unless you have permission to do so, otherwise you could violate the terms of use of Facebook, but also the copyright of the author of the contents. I take no responsibility for the use you will make of the information contained in this tutorial.

How to Save Other People’s Facebook Stories

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From the moment you wonder how to save the Facebook stories of others, I want to first explain to you how to do it from your smartphone using the predefined tools of Android and iOS. More specifically, you can take a screenshot to capture the photos in Facebook stories and perform a screen recording to save the videos. Read on to learn more about how to do this.

Using Screenshots

On Android smartphones and iPhones you can take a screenshot of the screen using the native functionality, in order to save a photo published in Facebook stories in the memory of your device. The author of the story will not be notified of this.

To proceed, start the Facebook app for Android or iPhone, by pressing on its icon located on the home screen or in the app menu, and log in to your account (if necessary).

Now, on Android, to take the screenshot, press the Volume Down button and power button simultaneously. 

On iOS, however, to take a screenshot of the screen on iPhone models with Face ID, press the side button and the Volume up button at the same time. If, on the other hand, you have an iPhone model with a Home button, press the side button and the Home button at the same time.

In case you want to take screenshots on a computer, you can view Facebook stories from a browser and take a screenshot using the native Windows or macOS feature.

Using Screen Recording

In case you want to save a video contained in Facebook stories, you can use the screen recording feature natively present on some Android device models and on iPhone. Again, the author of the story will not receive notifications.

To proceed, start the Facebook app for Android or iPhone, by pressing on its icon located on the home screen and or in the app menu and tap on the story of your interest, to view it.

At this point, on Android, to record the screen of your device, press and hold the Volume Up + Off key combination for a few seconds. Then, to stop recording, press the Stop button located at the top.

In case the screen recording function is not present on your device, you can use third-party apps, such as ADV Screen Recorder, which you can download for free from the Play Store.

However, to record the screen on iOS, press the red round button located in the iOS Control Center (which is accessible, on iPhone with Face ID, by swiping down from the top right corner of the screen, or, on iPhone with Home button, swiping up from the bottom edge of the display). Then, to end the recording, press on the red indicator located at the top and then press the Stop button .

If you don’t see the screen recording icon in iPhone Control Center, enable it in the Settings> Control Center menu.

If you want to record screen on computer, you can view Facebook stories from a browser and record the Windows or macOS screen using various tools suitable for the purpose.

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Other Ways to Save the Facebook Stories of Others

As an alternative, you can turn to third-party apps through which you can succeed in saving the Facebook stories of others.

However, given that these tools are not official and require access to social network data, I suggest you use them only if strictly necessary. Furthermore, after using them or, in any case, as soon as they no longer need you, I advise you to delete them, since their use could represent a potential risk for privacy.

Save Story (Android)

On Android you can install the Save Story app which, in its free version, allows you to download the stories of others published on Facebook. This app also has a paid version that, with prices starting from € 7.49 for 12 months, allows, among its most prominent features, to remove advertising and download high resolution content.

Download Save Story app from Play Store and Log in using Facebook, located on the main screen.

Once this is done, press on the circle icon located in the top bar, in order to see all the Facebook stories of your friends. Then tap on the one of your interest to view it. Then, press the icon (…) located in the lower right corner and, in the menu that is shown to you, tap the Download button.

After the automatic download is complete, the photo or video will be saved in your device’s Gallery (the Photos or Gallery app ).

Using Total Files App (iOS / iPadOS)

On iOS / iPadOS , on the other hand, to download the videos published in the Facebook stories of others you can use the Total Files app, a file manager that, thanks to the presence of an internal browser, allows you to download the videos on the websites you visit. This app is free, but can be purchased for € 5.49, to remove advertising.

Once downloaded from App Store for iOS / iPadOS , start it by pressing its icon located on the home screen and / or in the Library app, then press on’ icon of the globe located on the bottom right and connected to Facebook by typing the address facebook. com in the address bar of the internal browser.

Now, locate the Facebook story of your interest and press it to start playing the video. After that, when the message is shown do you want to download this content? tap on the icon (√). Now, customize the file name and choose the destination folder. Finally, finish the operation by clicking on the Finish button located in the upper right corner.

At the end of the download, the file will be visible on the main screen of the app (the icon with the folder symbol ), but you can also view and manage it through the iOS File app (after activating access to the Total Files , via the Browse menu > Locations ).

Story Saver Extension (Chrome / Edge / Opera)

To save the Facebook stories of others from PC you can use Story Saver , a free extension for Chrome , Edge Chromium and Opera , which allows you to do this easily.

To use it, start the browser you are using from among the compatible ones and download it: to do so on Chrome, for example, go to the dedicated Chrome Web Store page and press the Add and Add extension buttons.

At this point, connected to your Facebook account via the browser, locate the story of your interest and click on it to view it. Then, press the Story Saver icon located in the upper right corner, in order to automatically start the download of the photo or video present in the story.

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At the end of the automatic download, the content will be saved on your computer, in the folder you set through your browser preferences (for example the Downloads folder ).

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