How to Save Twitter Videos, GIFs and Pictures on PC
In this tutorial,I will show you how to easily download or save videos or gifs and pictures from Twitter to your computer without using any software or website.
The tutorial is divided into two parts:
- How to download or save videos from Twitter
- How to download or save pictures from Twitter
Let’s get started
How to download or save videos or gifs from Twitter
Step 1:Find the tweet with the video or gif you want to download or save and get its tweet URL
You get the tweet URL by clicking on the more icon (… three dots) below the video or gif.
From the menu that pop ups select “Copy link to Tweet”.
A prompt will display the link,copy it and we will use it in the coming step.
Step 2:Modify the tweet video or gif URL by adding “mobile.” just before “twitter”
For my case,the modified video or gif URL will be https://mobile.twitter.com/HillaryClinton/status/771484431219564544
Step 3:Open the modified URL in the browser,play the video for a bit and right click on the video while it is playing and select “Save video as…” from the pop-up menu.
Save your video or gif in mp4 format to your preferred location on your computer and enjoy it anytime!
How to download or save pictures from Twitter in bulk
In order to download images and photos from Twitter in bulk follow below steps.
Step 1:Install DownAlbum a Google chrome extension.I tried many tools but this one so far is the best.
Below image shows DownAlbum icon on my browser after successful installation.
Step 2:Go to the Twitter account you want to download pictures from then click on the DownAlbum icon to start downloading the photos.
I will use Brian Dean page as an example:https://twitter.com/Backlinko
After visiting the page click the DownAlbum icon on the top right corner of your browser and click “Normal” to start downloading the pictures.
You will get the following prompt once the download starts.You can choose to stop or close the download as you wish.
Once the download finishes a window will automatically pop up to ask you where to save the pictures on your computer.Stopping or closing the download will also trigger the pop up window to save the pictures.
If you are using Windows press CTRL+S to save all photos.If you are using MAC press COMMAND+S to save all photos.
Pictures are located in twitterpage_files folder.
Step 3:Change the downloaded photos extension from .png-orig or .jpg-orig to .png and .jpg respectively
The downloaded pictures will have .png-orig or .jpg-orig or both file extensions which can’t be open by Windows photo viewer (I didn’t test for MAC).
We need to change the file extension to .jpg or .png so that we can view the photos using Windows photo viewer.
Our example Twitter page of Brian Dean has 60 photos which we have to rename all the 60 photos file extensions.Renaming each file extension separately can be a pain.The best solution is to batch rename them.
Batch renaming file extension for MAC
Select all the pictures in the folder and then Control-click one of them.In the shortcut menu, select Rename Items.In the pop-up menu below Rename Folder Items, choose to replace text in the names.
Enter .png-orig in the Find field, then enter .png in the “Replace with” field.Then click Rename.
Enter .jpg-orig in the Find field, then enter .jpg in the “Replace with” field.Then click Rename.
Batch renaming file extension for Windows
Select the folder with the photos we just downloaded in the previous step. Press Shift and right-click on the folder and select “Open Command Window Here” from the menu that pops up.
You will now see a Command Window with the photos folder as the current working directory.
Now type the following commands to the command line windows to change all the .png-orig pictures to .png and all the .jpg-orig pictures to .jpg
To change to .png file extension type ren *.png-orig *.png
To change to .jpg file extension type ren *.jpg-orig *.jpg
Now all the pictures file extensions have been successfully changed in only two commands!The pictures now can be viewed with Windows photo viewer.
While it is easy to download videos and images from Twitter profiles, make sure you are not violating others privacies and copyrights.
Check my other tutorial where I show you how to download a Twitter profile tweets and followers to Excel.