What do you do when you see a great video on Tumblr? You instantly reblog it, of course. But, what if you wanted to share this video with your friends on Instagram?
Tumblr used to be a social network filled with GIFs, but now more people are using videos to express themselves and share their stories on the microblogging platform. There are all kinds of funny, weird, and cute video clips on Tumblr.
If you ever wanted to download these Tumblr videos to watch later or share with others, then this guide is for you. In this post, we’ll show you how to save Tumblr videos to your desktop or mobile device using 3 different methods.
Note: Before getting started, it’s important to know that you can only download videos directly uploaded to Tumblr using these methods. Videos shared from other platforms such as Instagram and YouTube won’t support these strategies.
If you don’t mind doing a little bit of extra work, there’s a much easier way to download Tumblr videos using Google Chrome. This way you can download videos without having to use third-party websites or apps. Here’s how it works.
Step 1: Find the video that you want to download. Click on the Share button and then click the Permalink button. This will open the video page on a separate tab.
Step 2: Right-Click on the video and select View Frame Source.
Step 3: On the frame source code page, search for a link with the tag “video_file”. Press CTRL + F or Command + F on your keyboard to search text on a web page.
Step 4: Right-Click on this link and choose Save Link As to save the video file to your computer.
If using Chrome to download videos is too complicated for you, then you can use an online video downloader website, like TubeOffline, to download the video to your computer.
Step 1: Click the Share button of the Tumblr video and click on the Permalink button. Once you’re on the video post tab, copy its URL.
Step 2: Visit TubeOffline and paste the copied URL into the form field on the website. Choose the quality and the video format you want to download the video and then click on Get Video.
Step 3: Right-Click on the Download button and choose Save Link As to save the video to your computer.
If you want to download Tumblr videos using your phone or tablet, then you can use an app to save the videos to your mobile device.
Step 1: If you have an Android device, install the Tumbloader app on your phone or tablet.
Step 2: Then browse Tumblr using the official Tumblr app as you normally would. Whenever you want to download a video simply click the Share button and then choose Tumbloader as the share option.
This will open the video file in Tumbloader app.
Step 3: Click on the Download button to download the video to your phone.
Tumbloader also lets you download videos from Instagram as well. The process is quite the same.
If you’re using an Apple device, then you can use the Tyblr app, which is actually a third-party client app for Tumblr. This means you login to your Tumblr account using this app instead of the official app.
While we don’t recommend using third-party client apps, it’s the only option available for iOS users for downloading Tumblr videos. Use it at your own risk if you must.
These days, it’s quite easy to download a video from any platform and share it as your own. But, make sure that you download videos responsibly, especially videos belonging to someone else. Remember to credit to proper sources when sharing and re-uploading downloaded videos.