How to download YouTube videos on your smartphone, PC

Watching videos has become one of the biggest hobbies since Covid-19 hit us. Here we show you how to download YouTube videos to your smartphone, PC.

YouTube is one of the most popular video-sharing platforms in the world, even though TikTok is trying for its money now. However, unlike many other video sharing platforms, it allows for fairly easy downloading of videos from its platform. These videos are available within your application for offline viewing. While it all seems pretty simple, there are a few caveats. Smartphone users in India accessing the app for free can download YouTube videos in 720p resolution only. Also, these videos are available within the application. On the other hand, paid or Premium users can download the videos in full resolution. These videos are available for only 48 hours. After that, you will need to reconnect your device to a mobile or Wi-Fi network (every 48 hours). The reconnection will allow the application to verify changes to the video or its availability.

In addition to mobile devices, YouTube users can also download videos on the company’s desktop app for offline viewing. The rider here is that this feature is limited to Premium users. Other than that, another disappointing point to note is that videos that are set for private viewing cannot be downloaded.

In case you want to download YouTube video to your smartphone or PC, here is a step-by-step guide for you:

How to Download YouTube Videos to Your Smartphone

Step 1: Open the YouTube application on your smartphone.

Step 2: Go to the video viewing page.

Step 3: Below the video, tap on the Download option.

Step 4: Alternatively, you can tap on the More option and then the Download option.

Step 5: Once the video is downloaded, Downloaded will turn blue under the video.

How to download YouTube videos on your PC

Step 1: open YouTube in your browser.

Step 2: Open the video you want to download.

Step 3: Click on the three-dot menu at the bottom of the video.

Step 4: Click the Download option.

Once the YouTube video is downloaded, you can find it in the hamburger menu on the left in the Downloads section of the platform.

Happy seeing you!


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