How To Download YouTube Videos With Ease

YouTube is one of the most popular video streaming apps across the world

 

YouTube is one of the most popular video streaming apps across the world. A lot of people use this app for learning something new or for entertainment purposes.

 

We live in a society that’s constantly connected to the internet, but there are times when we get disconnected, either by choice or by force.

 

And of course, there are places in the world where connecting to the internet is difficult — or even impossible. In those situations, you can’t pull up your favorite YouTube video on your computer or phone to relax or share with a friend.

However, there is a solution: downloading videos to save to your phone for offline viewing.

 

YouTube lets you download and store videos within the app to view them later. There are other methods too to download a video in your phone’s local storage, so keep reading to know more.

 

Is downloading YouTube videos legal?

What you need to know;
According to Google’s terms of service for YouTube, the answer is NO: “You may access Content for your information and personal use solely as intended through the provided functionality of the Service and as permitted under these Terms of Service.

 

You shall not download any Content unless you see a ‘download’ or similar link displayed by YouTube on the Service for that Content.”

 

Content on YouTube that is permissible to download includes public domain videos that aren’t copyrighted, clips covered by a Creative Commons license, and homemade videos that friends and family have shared with you (and don’t mind you downloading).

 

Here’s everything you need to know about how to download YouTube videos on desktop and mobile:

YouTube offers two methods to download videos on its platform. Both the methods are simple. you simply need to open the app and download any video for offline viewing.

The app doesn’t let you download a video in the phone’s local storage and for that, there are other methods.

 

Method 1

On the YouTube app, when you open any video, you will see a download option just below it. You just need to tap on that Download button and the downloading will start.

 

If you want to watch your downloaded videos, you can find them under either the Library or Account tabs and you will be able to watch them without internet.

 

When you’re finished with a downloaded video, just click the “Downloaded” icon and select “Remove.”

 

Method 2

The steps and guidelines below will teach you how to use the prefix “ss” to download YouTube videos easily:

 

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Go to your browser and search for the video you want to download using the YouTube search engine.
Click on the video to play it and then pause it.

Go to the video URL and add “ss” before the “youtube.com…” and click enter.

You will be directed to another page where you will save the video. This page is the parent website of ssyoutube.com, known as savefrom.net.

This page will display all the information regarding the YouTube video you want to download. You will find out such info as the duration, the title of the video, and also the video download link.

On the right of the Download icon in green, you will see a drop-down menu. Click on it and select the format in which you want to download the video. If you want to convert it to MP3, click on the “HD/MP3” option to begin your download.

 

However, there are a number of sites and apps that will help you with downloading YouTube videos.

 

You just add the YouTube link to the download box and save and it is really normally just that easy.

 

Note: All those who are planning to download YouTube videos are advised to do that after taking the permission of the creator.