How To Save Your Facebook “A Look Back” Video
Today, Facebook celebrated 10 years of its existence and because of this august occasion they have decided to set up a program which compiles a personalized video which they call “A Look Back” and what others have been simply calling a “Lookback.” The Lookback shows you a highlight reel of your Facebook life. If you’d like to check it out you can go to Facebook.com/lookback. (Sidenote: In 4 days I will be celebrating 8 years on Facebook. Woah!)
The only problem with the video is, cool as it is, I don’t necessarily want to drive everyone to my Facebook page in order to see the video and I would like to be able to keep a copy for myself. Luckily, someone on the interwebs figured it out so I thought I would share it you, my readers. Below you’ll find my video uploaded onto YouTube and instructions for downloading your own video using Google Chrome.
(Note: The video it downloads is NOT the HD version just the 480p. If you know how to force it to grab the HD one let me know and I can add the info in here.)
And now, the instructions for how to do it for yourself!
- Open the link http://www.facebook.com/lookback
- Press Ctrl+Shift+J to open the Console.
- Copy the whole code at http://textuploader.com/14qr and paste into the Console then press Enter.
- The Console dialog will gives you a link to the video for download.
- Right click the link and select “Save Link As” to download and save it.
- Do whatever you’d like with it! Upload it anywhere!
In case you’re wondering, according to TIME Magazine Tech I have wasted this much of my life on Facebook assuming I have spent an average of 37 minutes per day on it since I joined. (An average person spends 17 minutes per day so I just increased it a lot.)