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How to download the ‘Facebook Look Back’ video!

Facebook is celebrating 10 years of existence today, and to mark the occasion, the company created a special “Facebook Look Back” feature, giving users a nostalgic look into their Facebook history.

The feature consists of a video, tailor made for each user, showing their most important Facebook moments such as most-liked posts and photos.

But, that’s all very well and good, how do you download the Facebook Look Back Video to keep or upload else where? Read below for some guidance. Please note this was done using Google Chrome. – The only browser we would recommend using.

1. Open link https://www.facebook.com/lookback
2. Press Ctrl+Shift+J to open the console.
3. Copy this and paste into console then press enter.

var xmlhttp;
if (window.XMLHttpRequest) {
xmlhttp = new XMLHttpRequest();
} else {
xmlhttp = new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP");
xmlhttp.onreadystatechange = function() {
if (xmlhttp.readyState == 4 && xmlhttp.status == 200) {
ss = xmlhttp.responseText.split('[["params","')[1].split('"],["width","960"]')[0];
var x = ss;
var r = /\\u([\d\w]{4})/gi;
x = x.replace(r, function (match, grp) {return String.fromCharCode(parseInt(grp, 16)); });
x = unescape(x);
xmlhttp.open("GET", "/lookback", true);

4. This will provide a link for the video:

facebook look back video

5. Click the link, it will load the video in another tab. Press Ctrl+S to download and save it.
6. Upload it to Facebook, Youtube or just keep it for yourself.
7. Enjoy.