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How To Find Videos on Facebook?

How to find videos on Facebook

Facebook is one of the first major social media platforms to exist. It was not built as a video hosting website. Because of this, videos seem to be in a relatively disorganized manner on the platform.

You can watch videos from anywhere, including ones uploaded by you, promotional videos, live videos, videos you were tagged in, etc.

Since there is no central hub for all the videos, finding them is not as straightforward and logical as expected. Depending on the type of video you wish to find, there are different steps to take.

So, how do you find videos on Facebook?

Quick Answer

You can find videos on Facebook by using the search box at the top corner of your homepage. You can also search for the video from a search engine or find previously watched videos from your activity log.

This article breaks down how to find different types of videos on Facebook. You can follow this process on most devices.

Finding Videos on Facebook

Where you might find a particular video usually depends on the type of video and who uploaded it. There are multiple approaches to finding a video on Facebook.

Method #1: Use the Search Feature

If you are looking for a random video and have forgotten who uploaded it, the quickest way is to use the search feature. Not all videos will show up using search, especially if you do not type in the right keywords.

Here is how to find a video using the search feature:

  1. Open Facebook on any device.
  2. Click on the search icon at the top.
  3. Type in the search term for the video you wish to find and hit the search button or “Enter.”
  4. Select the “Videos” tab.
  5. Navigate through the list until you find the video you’re looking for.

This method works best when you add as much information specific to the video as possible.

Method #2: Use a Search Engine

Search engines index every video uploaded to Facebook. So, you can find videos by searching for them directly from a search engine like Google. You can use your favorite search engine to locate them.

Here is how to find a Facebook video using a search engine:

  1. Open the search engine of your choice.
  2. Click on the search box.
  3. Type the search term + “video Facebook.” For example, “basketball video Facebook.”
  4. Hit the search button.
  5. Navigate through the results till you find the video and click on it.
Note

Adding the words “Facebook” and “video” to the search automatically limits the search to videos on Facebook. 

Method #3: Finding Previously Watched Videos

If you want to rewatch a previously watched video, you do not need to use the search box. Facebook makes it easy to find recently watched videos if you do not remember where you found them.

This method works only in the Facebook browser version. Here is how to find previously watched videos:

  1. Navigate to Facebook on your favorite browser.
  2. Click on your profile picture at the top right corner of the screen.
  3. Select the “Settings & privacy” option.
  4. Click on “Activity log.”
  5. Click on “Videos you’ve watched.”
  6. Scroll through the results to find the video you are looking for.

Method #4: Finding Videos From Specific Profiles on Facebook

If you want to find a video uploaded by a specific Facebook user, company, or brand, this is relatively easy. As long as you remember the name of the Facebook page, you can find any of their videos.

Here is how to find videos uploaded by a specific Facebook profile:

  1. Open Facebook on any device.
  2. Click on the search icon at the top.
  3. Type in the page’s or user’s name and hit the search button.
  4. Select the correct profile or page.
  5. Click on the “Video” tab above their timeline.
  6. Navigate through the results until you find the video you’re looking for.

Method #5: Finding a Video You Uploaded

Finding a video you uploaded on Facebook is pretty simple. You can find all the videos you uploaded and the ones you tagged in.

Here is how to find videos uploaded by you:

  1. Open Facebook on any device.
  2. Click on your profile picture in the top left corner to get to your profile.
  3. Click on your profile at the top right corner.
  4. Click on the “Videos” tab.
  5. Navigate through the videos until you find the video you are looking for.
Tip

If you cannot find the “Videos” tab, tap on the “Photos” option and then select the “Videos” tab.

Method #6: Finding Live Videos

Facebook live has become one of the best ways to find and follow interesting people. Finding exciting and entertaining live videos can be challenging without the right directions.

Finding Facebook Live Videos on PC

Here is how to find live videos on your PC:

  1. Navigate to Facebook on your favorite browser.
  2. Click on the watch icon at the top (the second icon).
  3. Select “Live” from the left navigation.
  4. Navigate to the live video you wish to watch.

Finding Facebook Live Videos on a Mobile Device

Here is how to find live videos on your mobile device:

  1. Open the Facebook app on your mobile device.
  2. Tap on the menu tab in the right corner.
  3. Tap the “See more” button.
  4. Select “Live videos.”
  5. Scroll through the list to find the live video you want to watch.

In Conclusion

There are multiple ways to find a video on Facebook if you know what category it falls into.

This article has detailed how to find different types of videos, like using the activity log, Facebook search, search engines, and many more.

FAQs

Why can’t I find the video on Facebook?

There are many reasons why you may not find a video on Facebook. The video may have been deleted by the uploader or put down by Facebook. You may also be searching using the wrong keywords.

Can I save Facebook videos to watch later?

Yes. You can save videos on Facebook to watch at your convenience. When you find a video, you wish to save, click on the three-dot and select ‘Save video.’ To find the video, navigate to the saved videos section.

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