How to Download Reddit Videos

Reddit doesn't make it super easy to download videos off its platform.

How To Download Videos Reddit Featured

Reddit is a platform that provides a network of communities based on different interests. Site members are known as Redditors, and they post content, which is then upvoted or downvoted by other members. Based on your interests, you can join various groups, called subreddits, where you can discuss topics with like-minded people.

While exploring Reddit, you will also come across videos that you may want to save. However, there’s no convenient Download button that allows users to quickly download these videos. Fortunately, there are some workarounds you can take advantage of. Here we show you a few methods to download Reddit videos on your Android phone or PC.

1. Slide for Reddit

There are plenty of apps that make Reddit a more eye-pleasing and palatable experience, but those in the know will tell you that Slide for Reddit (Android | iOS) ranks right among the best of them. Not only is it the best way to view Reddit, but it has a cool handy feature: a Reddit video downloader!

  1. To download videos on Reddit through Slide, open the app and go to the video you want to download so that it’s full-screen.
  2. Tap the three dots at the bottom-right corner.
How To Download Videos Reddit Slide Menu
  1. From the pop-up menu that appears at the bottom, tap either “Save MP4” or “Save MP4 to” to save the video. It couldn’t be simpler.
How To Download Videos Reddit Download As

Another great app for browsing Reddit that also features a download button is Joey for Reddit, although it’s only available on Android.

2. The Reddit Bot

Telegram has a bot that helps users download video files, and Reddit has a similar bot. Reddit bots are fun little pieces of code that can help you perform a variety of things.

These bots can help you show battery percentage, convert non-metrics into metrics, post bold characters, or simply download a video. The best thing about these bots is that you don’t have to install them or do anything extra to take advantage of their power.

For our purposes, we will be using the “u/savevideo” Reddit bot that lets you save any video on Reddit. However, do note that you will not be able to download YouTube videos.

  1. Open the post that contains the video you wish to download on Reddit.
  2. Comment “u/savevideo” (without the quotes) and tap the “Post” button.
How To Download Videos Reddit Bot Comment
  1. Within a few seconds, the Reddit bot will share a comment with the link. In some cases, the bot will send you a direct message instead that contains the same link.
How To Download Videos Reddit Bot Link Download
  1. Tap on this link to open a new page with the link to download in either HD or SD resolution.

Do note that Reddit often bans bots. Moreover, in some cases, this Reddit bot works within a few seconds, while other times, it may take several minutes to send you the link.

3. Viddit

Downloading Reddit videos is easier using a third-party video downloader app. No matter which platform you are using to view Reddit, a dedicated video downloader app just makes your job easier.

In our case, we are making use of an app called Viddit. Download the Viddit app from the Google Play Store and install it. There is also an iOS app for Viddit, but it’s of much poorer quality, so we recommend sticking to Slide if you’re on iOS.

To start downloading videos with Viddit, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Reddit post that has the video you want to download.
  2. Hit the “Share” button underneath the video you want to download.
How To Download Videos Reddit Share Button
  1. Select the Viddit app from the “Share” menu that pops up.
How To Download Videos Reddit Share To Viddit
  1. You’ll be taken straight to the Viddit app, where it will proceed to grab the link of the video from the link of the post. Note that it may take a few seconds to process the video.
How To Download Videos Reddit Viddit Download
  1. Once the process is done, hit the “Download” button to save the Reddit video.
  2. If you don’t want to download any apps to your phone or tend to use Reddit on your PC, you can make use of the page.
viddit Search Bar
  1. Click beneath the video’s “Share” option and on “Copy Link” from the drop-down menu, as shown below.
How To Download Videos Reddit Pc Copy Link
  1. Paste it into the link box, and it will generate a link for you to download the video.
  2. Press the “Download HD Video” button to save it to your machine.
How To Download Videos Reddit Pc Viddit Download Links

4. Redditsave

There are multiple Reddit video-downloading websites available that can help you grab the video you want to download. A popular website for doing this is Redditsave, which is a nice, clean website that you can access from your mobile browser as well as from PC.

  1. To download the video using Redditsave, you need to open the Reddit post containing the video.
  2. Hit the “Share” button.
How To Download Videos Reddit Mobile Share
  1. Press the “Copy” button to copy the video’s link to your clipboard.
How To Download Videos Reddit Mobile Copy Link
  1. Open the Redditsave website on another tab and paste the link you just copied.
  2. Press “Download.”
How To Download Videos Reddit Mobile Download
  1. Once the video is grabbed from the link by Redditsave, hit one of the two green buttons below.
How To Download Videos Reddit Mobile Save Reddit Download

5. Firefox Addon/Chrome Extension

If you find yourself mostly browsing Reddit on your PC via your browser, you may want to install a Chrome extension or a Firefox addon to help you with the task of saving videos off Reddit.

Give Download Reddit Videos a try (a website and Chrome counterpart are also available) if you’re a Firefox user.

  1. Install the extension, then navigate to a Reddit video.
  2. Right-click on the time when the video was posted. You can find this info at the top of the video card next to the video poster’s Reddit username.
How To Download Videos Reddit Addon Download
  1. Select the “Download Reddit Videos with Sound” option.
  2. You’ll be automatically redirected to the Reddit Video Downloader site, where you’ll be offered various options to download your video. Choose the one that works best for you.
How To Download Videos Reddit Addon Website Options

6. Screen Recording

If you don’t find any of the methods above appealing, you could try instead to take advantage of your device’s built-in screen recording capabilities. For instance, ever since Android 10, Google has introduced a native screen recording capability which users can start using with just a few swipes.

If you’re unsure how to use this feature, we have an article that takes you through all the steps of screen recording on Android. If you’re on iOS, here’s how you can screen record on your Apple device. Just go to the Reddit app, tap on the video you want to save, make sure it’s playing in full screen, then turn on the recorder option.

How To Download Videos Reddit Android Screen Recorder

Alternatively, it’s possible to screen record even if you prefer to use Reddit on Windows or Mac.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I download Reddit videos as GIFs?

Yes! There’s a function in the Slide app that lets you download videos as GIFs. You’ll find it next to the three-dot menu in the app. Otherwise, once you download your Reddit video, you can upload it to a site like EZGIF that will convert videos to GIFs for you.

Can I download Reddit videos with sound?

Yes, the above sites and apps should download your Reddit videos with sound (if the video has sound, of course).

Why can't I download certain Reddit videos?

Some Reddit posts will embed videos from third-party websites, such as YouTube or other external videos, and some of the apps we’ve listed in this article don’t support such formats. If you can’t download a Reddit video using one of the methods described in this post, switch to one of the other options outlined and see if that works instead.

Image credit: Unsplash All screenshots by Alexandra Arici

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