Twitter is widely known as the go-to place for keeping up with celebrity gossip, the latest news stories, or finding out what's happening in your community. But did you know that Twitter is also one of the best places to watch entertaining videos or gifs? Twitter is home to hundreds of millions of users, and with that comes hours of and hours of videos content.

If you've been looking for the most reliable Twitter video downloader tool, then you are in luck. This article will go over a few of the top Twitter video downloader tools available for computers, smartphones, and tablets. But first, let's get to know Twitter a little better.

For those who aren't familiar with Twitter, Twitter is a social networking website that was created back in 2006. It originally started as a microblogging website that allowed users to post short "tweets" on their profiles with a 140 character limit. Since 2006, video has become a growing media type and has become largely popular on Twitter. In fact, recent studies show that people watch more than 3 billion hours of Twitter videos and gifs every single day. Now, that's a lot of video watching.

How can you save the video from Twitter?

Most Twitter users think that they can't download Twitter videos. This is because there's no native option for downloading videos directly from either the Twitter app or the Twitter web platform. Twitter does this because they want to send the most traffic to their platform and if you're always downloading videos then sharing them with your friends, they don't get to see that traffic.

Because of the lack of a download option, many tools have been developed to fill the void. There are a plethora of tools available, from software that you install on your computer, Android and Apple smartphone apps, browser plugins, and more. Thankfully we're here to help you find the best downloader for Twitter.

Best web tools for downloading Twitter videos

When it comes to saving Twitter videos, one of the best options you can use is a web-based tool. If you search in Google one of the top results is the downloader by TWOffline. TWOffline is a web-based tool for saving Twitter videos to any device. It's completely free to use, and there are no annoying advertisements. To gets started, follow the few steps outlined below.

Step 1: Start by opening up the official Twitter app or website and find the Tweet containing the video or the gif that you'd like to save to your device.
Step 2: Open up the TWOffline website in your favorite web browser and paste the link in the box provided, and hit enter.
Step 3: The page will refresh, and a few download options will be displayed.
Step 4: Click on one of the download buttons to download the Twitter video to your device. Typically, the video will be saved in your device's download folder or in your gallery if you're on an Apple device.

What's particularly great about using a web-based downloader is that no software installation is required. All you need is a web browser and you're good to go. TWOffline is one of our favorite options because there are no download limitations and user registration isn't required. On top of that, it works on any device, so you can enjoy the same user experience regardless if you're on a cellphone, computer, or tablet.

Browser plugin option

If you frequently download videos and gifs of Twitter you may prefer to install a dedicated browser plugin. Using a browser plugin will eliminate the need for you to visit another website to download the content and just makes the whole process a bit smoother.

For browser plugins, we suggest using the Download Twitter Videos extension which can be found in the Google chrome store. Once you've installed the plugin, a nifty download button will appear under any tweet containing a video or gif. You can click the button to which save the video to your computer.

The main issue with using a browser plugins is that it isn't compatible with every device. If you primarily browse Twitter on your computer then using a plugin like the one mention above, might just be the best option for saving videos.

iOS option

In the world of Apple devices, it can sometimes be challenging to find apps that are readily available for android phones. Apple has stringent rules regarding apps and making it a lot harder for developers to get their apps approved. Out of the few options we tried from the Apple app store, the best solution for saving Twitter videos on an iPhone is the MyMedia app. MyMedia is a robust file manager for iPhones that support the download of videos from various social networking websites.

Using My Media is a bit more complicated than the other options in this article, but we will walk you through the process.

Step 1: Open up Twitter and find the video that you want to save. Copy the link to the Tweet.
Step 3: Launch the MyMedia app and use the built-in browser and go to the TWOffline website. Paste the link into the box and download the video to your iPhone.
Step 3: Click the download button to save the video directly into the MyMedia file manager, where you can watch it anytime.


The next time you or your friends are looking to save Twitter videos, you'll know exactly how to do it. The process is pretty straightforward and, as always, will become easier and as you do it. If you have any questions or suggestions, please let us know. Happy downloading!

Author's Bio: 

I've been a tech writer for the past several years for various brands such as CoolIndeed. When I'm not doing writing gigs, I'm learning about the latest technologies, spending time with my friends and family, and contemplating the future. My passion is teaching people cool tricks that can help them with the day-to-day grind.