How to download YouTube videos to your smartphone

YouTube has become a go-to platform for many internet users. It is, without a shadow of a doubt, the largest library of video content in the world. With such huge amounts of data, many people are starting to rely on the app for their daily needs. For example, videos from educational organizations, recipes, everyday problem solving, etc. Internet connectivity may have improved over the past decade, but it’s still not entirely free and available. In such cases, it will be ideal if you can download these videos for later viewing. Also Read – How to Remix YouTube Shorts

Some third-party services may allow users to download the video for later viewing. However, these methods fall into a kind of gray area. You can be safe if you don’t download the video and share it as your property or use it for commercial purposes. Also Read – How to Download Emails from Gmail Account

Here’s one way to download a video for viewing in the YouTube app:

-Open the YouTube app on your phone Also Read – No you are not alone, YouTube faced a brief outage

-Find the video you want to download for offline viewing

-Once you reach that video and it starts playing there will be a down arrow button which can be used to download it

-After tapping on it, you will get various options regarding the quality of the download as well as the data it will consume

-For normal users, the app may just provide low quality (144p or 360p) download options

-For those who are YouTube Premium members, the app will allow FullHD or 720p resolution downloads

-Once you have chosen your option, click on it and the download will begin

-Downloading may take time depending on internet speed and quality of video being downloaded

-Once done, you will be able to access the library video in the streaming service.

-The videos will remain available in the library section for a period of 29 days without internet

-Once this period is over, you will either have to download it again or watch it online.

This method of downloading videos does not infringe any kind of right and the user remains safe from any kind of legal gray area. However, the videos will not show up in your phone’s gallery. You will need to open the YouTube app and then the library to view downloaded videos.

Shirley K. Rosa