Now and then, we come across funny or interesting videos that we would want to share with family and friends. Still, none of our favorite social media apps like Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp allow downloading videos. So in this article, we will show you how you can download Facebook and Instagram videos using the Phoenix web browser for Android.
What is Phoenix Browser?
Phoenix is a lightweight web browser available on Android. The app size is about 8MB, but it packs in various features like a Junk Cleaner, File Manager, Video player, Adblocker, built-in VPN, smart video downloader, and many more.
As for functionality, it supports multiple search engines, pages load up very quickly, and you can disable all images, which further improves the loading speed of web pages.
It is a great Chrome alternative for entry-level and older Android smartphones. But we do recommend you turn off some features, ads, and breaking news notifications.
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How to Download Videos using Phoenix Browser?
Facebook and Instagram natively do not allow you to download videos on their platform. So, we will use the Smart Download feature on the Phoenix Browser to download videos on your device.
By default, the videos are saved in your Downloads under the PHXDownloads folder. That being said, let’s look at how to download videos using the Phoenix browser.
Download Facebook Video in Phoenix Browser
Step 1: Visit Facebook on Phoenix Browser and find the video you want to download.
Step 2: You will see a download button in the corner of the video. Press it.
Step 3: A pop-up will appear from the bottom. Tap Download, and the video will start downloading in the background.
Step 4: To check the download’s progress, tap the three horizontal lines at the center of the toolbar and select Downloads.
Download Instagram Video in Phoenix Browser
Step 1: Visit Instagram on the Phoenix browser.
Step 2: Find the video that you want to download.
Step 3: Press the download button at the bottom right corner of the video.
Step 4: Now, Press Download on the pop-up to start downloading.
Your video will begin downloading. If you want to check the download progress, tap on the three lines at the center of the toolbar and select Downloads.
Share Link to Download Instagram Video
If, for some reason, you cannot sign in or find the video you want to download, then you can share the video link to the Phoenix browser to download it. This streamlines the process and makes it easy to download videos quickly.
Step 1: Tap on the three vertical dots on the Instagram video.
Step 2: Press the Share option.
Step 3: This will open the share menu. Select the Phoenix browser.
This will open the video link in the Phoenix browser.
Step 4: Press the download button at the bottom right corner of the video.
Step 5: Now, Press Download on the pop-up to start downloading.
Download Reddit Video in Phoenix Browser
Step 1: Using the Phoenix browser, go to Reddit.
Step 2: Smart downloader will automatically detect videos on the page. Press the download shortcut on the right side of the screen.
Step 3: Select the video you want to download and tap on the download icon next to it.
Your video will begin downloading. If you want to check the download progress, open the toolbar menu, and select Downloads.
Download or Save Whatsapp Status
You can also easily download Whatsapp status with the help of the Phoenix browser. Here’s how to do it:
Step 1: Open the Phoenix browser and tap on the Explore on the bottom toolbar.
Step 2: Go to the Status Saver option on the top as shown.
Here you will find all the Whatsapp statuses that you have viewed.
Step 3: Tap on the status you want to save to expand it.
Step 4: Tap again on the Save option below, and the video status will be saved to your device.
Here are other ways to save WhatsApp status videos using the browser.
Bonus: Play Videos in Phoenix Video Player
Phoenix browser also has a built-in video player that supports various video codecs and provides features like gestures to move the video forward, backward, and change brightness and volume. You can also lock video orientation and switch to a picture-in-picture view.
Here’s how to watch videos in Phoenix’s built-in video player:
Step 1: On the Phoenix browser, go to the Files option from the bottom toolbar.
Step 2: Tap on the Videos option.
Step 3: You will now find all the videos saved on your device and the different folders they are stored in.
Step 4: Select and tap the video you want to play.
The video will start playing in the Phoenix browser video player.
This wraps up our list of different methods to download videos from Facebook, Reddit, and Instagram using the Phoenix browser. It is surprising how many features are available in the Phoenix browser even though it is just 8 MB in size. I hope you enjoyed this guide and learned something new today. Stay tuned for more such guides.