5 Ways to Record Facebook Live Video and Video Calls on PC/Mobile

Jenefey Aaron Jenefey Aaron
Aug 20, 2021 (Updated: Feb 03, 2023)Filed to: Record Video

Facebook won’t notify users about screen recording. So you can feel free to record Facebook live videos and video calls.

  • AnyRec Screen Recorder: Record and screenshot on Facebook videos in one stop.
  • QuickTime Player: Screen Capture Facebook Video in MOV format on Mac.
  • OBS: Record Facebook video and audio on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Need high CPU usage.
  • Online screen recorder: Capture a live video from Facebook in MP4 for free.
  • AZ Screen Recorder: Record FB videos on iPhone and Android.
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I want to record a Facebook messenger one-to-one video chat on Google Chrome. And I have used OBS to capture the chrome window but only showing a black screen. Is there any other way to record Facebook video chat?

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Of course, the answer is Yes. Though there is no direct Facebook record button, you can still record Facebook video calls, video chats and live videos on your computer and phone. All you need is a good screen recorder. Later, you can record Facebook video call with sound easily.

Recommended Way to Record Facebook Live Videos on Window/Mac

To record Facebook videos on Windows/Mac without losing quality, AnyRec Screen Recorder must be your best choice. It's a versatile screen recorder that helps you record Facebook live or video chats smoothly without time limit. You can record and save Facebook video to MP4, AVI, and other formats. Or you can record Facebook video for YouTube and other sharing platforms.

In the recent update, AnyRec Screen Recorder adds the phone recorder feature. So if you start a Facebook video call on iPhone 15/14/13/13/11 or Android, you can still record Facebook on your computer via the program. There is no beeping sound or crashing issue while recording your Facebook call. What's more, you can add real-time annotation during the Facebook recording process.

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Step 1.Start the Video Recorder

Free download AnyRec Screen Recorder for Windows/Mac and launch it. Click the "Video Recorder" button to start the Facebook Messenger recorder.

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Step 2.Choose the Desired Input Settings

Click the "Full Screen" or "Custom" button to select the desired region to record. Then you can click the "System Sound" button to record the original voice of the Facebook videos. To record Facebook video with your face and voice, you should toggle the "Microphone" and "Webcam" buttons.

Recording Audio Settings

Step 3.Adjust the Output Settings

Open the settings and click the "Recording" pane. Then you can change the video format, codec, quality, and other settings according to your need. MP4 is the recommended format to save on the computer and spread on the Internet.

Recording Preferences

Step 4.Record Facebook Live Video

Go back to the main interface and click the "REC" button to record Facebook live video. Then a toolbox will pop up with multiple functions. Add annotations and take snapchats if necessary. You can click the "Stop" button to finish Facebook video recording at any time. After that, you should adjust the timeline to choose the desired parts and click the "Save" button to export the Facebook video recording.

Save Video Recording

AnyRec Screen Recorder will keep your Facebook live video smooth. No lag or crashing. If you want to keep the moment forever, just free download the program. Click the "REC" button to record Facebook video calls and chats to MP4 anytime you want.

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How to Record Facebook Video on Mac with QuickTime Player

QuickTime Player is a built-in screen recorder for all Mac users. If you want to record Facebook video call to MOV format, it is your good choice. The first time you capture screen video with audio on Mac, you need to install a virtual sound card, such as SoundFlower, BlackHole, and more. Later, you can record screen video and audio with QuickTime as the following steps show.

Step 1.Open QuickTime Player. Click the "New Screen Recording" item from the drop-down list.

Step 2.If you use macOS Mojave 10.14 or higher (including macOS Ventura 13), you can get a floating toolbar. As for macOS Mojave 10.14 and earlier users, you can get s small QuickTime window.

Step 3.Set the screen capture area as full screen or your Facebook video call screen.

Step 4.Click the "Options" button. You can set the output path, timer, and other options for QuickTime recording.

Step 5.Click the "Record" button to start recording FB video on Mac.

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How to Capture Facebook Video on PC with OBS

Don’t forget OBS! You can use OBS as your Facebook call recorder on Windows 11/10/8/7 too. Here you can screen record Facebook video calls from both ends for free. Compared with other recorders, OBS has a sharp learning curve. So it might not be friendly to new users.

Step 1.Open OBS. In the bottom, you can click the "Add" button in the bottom left. Later, click the "Display Capture" button and follow its on-screen guide.

Step 2.Click the "Display Capture" button as your capture method for Facebook screen recording.

Step 3.Specify general recording preferences, including the output folder, destination path, etc.

Step 4.Click the "Start Recording" button to record a screen and audio of Facebook on PC with OBS.

Record Video with OBS

If you record Facebook audio with OBS only, you will still get a recording file in a video format with black screen. During this time, you can use an audio converter to convert video to MP3 and other popular audio formats. Or you can turn into other audio recorders.

How to Record Facebook Live/Video Chats Online for Free

If you don't want to download any software, you can choose the best online Facebook recorder - AnyRec Free Online Screen Recorder. It's also a very powerful screen recorder to record Facebook videos with 1:1 original quality. Without any watermarks and time limits, you can record Facebook Messenger video call to MP4 and WMV for free.

Step 1.Open the official website of AnyRec Free Online Screen Recorder on any browser. Click the "Record for Free" button to install the launcher in a few seconds, and then click it again to start the free online Facebook video recorder.

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Step 2.Drag the borderline to adjust the selected region, and you can also record the full screen. Then click the "Speaker" button and change the volume according to your need. To record Facebook video calls from both ends, you'd better click the "Microphone" button as well.

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Step 3.Click the "Settings" button to customize the video format, codec, frame rate, and quality. Then click the "OK" button to save the settings. After that, click the "REC" button on the main interface to record Facebook video to MP4 or WMV.

Recording Preferences

Step 4.To stop recording on Facebook live stream, you can click the "Stop" button in the toolbox at any time. And you can directly open the file folder to watch your Facebook recordings.

Save the Recordings on Computer

If you want to get more save and share options, you can upgrade to the full version. Here you can also set custom hotkeys, screenshot tools, and better recording quality. Just free download and record free video calls online right now!

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How to Record Facebook Videos on Android/iOS

To record video chats and calls on the Facebook app, you can rely on the screen recorders for Android and iOS. DU Recorder is a recommended Facebook recorder for Android and iOS mobiles. Without root, you can use it to record Facebook and Instagram Story videos easily. What's more, you can try with AZ Screen Recorder and other popular tools as well.

Step 1.Tap the app and launch it on your phone. Tap "Settings" to adjust the export parameters. You'd better choose the 1080p and 30 fps to keep high quality.

Step 2.Press the "Home" button to go back to the phone desktop without closing DU Recorder. Then launch the Facebook app, and you will see a red icon at the bottom.

Step 3.You can tap the "Recording" button to start recording Facebook call at any time. By tapping it again, you can stop recording.

Record Facebook Video Calls


For iOS 11/12/13/14/15/16/17 users, you can record Facebook videos on iPhone with the default iOS screen recording function. As for screen recording not working iOS 15/16/17 issue, you can restart and re-enable iOS screen recording. Or you can try AnyRec Phone Recorder instead. Click the "Free Download" button below to have a try right now!

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FAQs of Recording Facebook Video Calls


After reading this article, you must have learned how to record Facebook videos, Messenger calls, live steaming, chats on your computer and mobile phone. You can choose AnyRec Screen Recorder to record Facebook video calls on Windows and Mac. Of course, you can get free tools to capture Facebook live on Mac via QuickTime, Shift & Command & 5 shortcuts as well. And the online Facebook recorder will provide quick recordings. If you have any other questions or suggestions, you can feel free to contact us.

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