NB: social media videos are subject to copyright, and you must first get permission of the original copyright holder before using their content.

It is quite possible that you need to download a video from Twitter for your next deadline.

Screen recording the video is one option, but is not the best method. Instead, you can just copy the Twitter URL and head to websites like, where you can download the file and save it to your camera roll.

Mobile journalist Glen Mulcahy provides a Twitter video tutorial on how to do this on iPhone - and fear not Android users, mobile journalist, Bernhard Lill added that an even simpler way to do it exists using using Friendly for Twitter (and it has versions for Instagram and Facebook too).

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