How to Save YouTube Shorts

YouTube Shorts, much like TikTok and Instagram Reels, offer a fun and engaging way to watch videos. If you want to save YouTube Shorts for offline viewing, there are several straightforward methods. Whether you accidentally deleted the original video or forgot your channel password, you can still download YouTube Shorts with or without logging into your account. Let’s explore some simple methods to save YouTube Shorts on Android, iPhone, and PC.

Download Your Own YouTube Shorts

To save your own YouTube Shorts video, open YouTube Studio on your PC and log in with your YouTube account. Click on the Content tab on the left side to see all your videos (both regular and Shorts). Hover over the video you want to download, click on the three-dot icon, and select Download. This method works for both regular and Shorts videos.

Save Others’ YouTube Shorts

YouTube allows you to download regular videos, but this also applies to Shorts, which can be viewed offline within the YouTube app. Here’s a quick workaround:

  1. Open the Shorts video you want to download.
  2. Tap the channel name at the bottom of the video. On the channel’s page, tap the Videos tab to find the Shorts video.
  3. Tap the three-dot icon next to the video and select Download video.

Another method is to tap the music icon at the bottom of the Shorts video, then the arrow icon next to the video title. This opens the video like a normal YouTube video. Tap the Download button below the video. To view downloaded videos, open the YouTube app, tap the Library tab, then Downloads.

Use YouTube Shorts Downloaders

To save YouTube Shorts directly to your phone’s gallery on Android or iPhone, use YouTube video downloading websites. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Shorts video and tap the Share icon. Choose Copy link.
  2. In a browser, open a website like SaveFrom and paste the copied link. Tap the button next to the box.
  3. Scroll down and tap the Download button. You can change the video resolution by tapping the arrow next to the button.

On Android, the video will start downloading automatically and save to your gallery. On iPhone, tap the Download button in the pop-up menu to start the download, then find the video in the Files app and save it to the Photos app if desired. Other websites you can use include ShortsNoob, Y2Mate, Ddownr, and ShortsVideoDownloader.

Download YouTube Shorts Using Open-Source Apps

Open-source video downloader apps like New Pipe can help save videos from YouTube Shorts. Follow these steps:

  1. Install the New Pipe APK from its official website. Grant permission to install apps from unknown sources.
  2. Open the app and tap the search icon. Paste the link to the Shorts video and press Enter.
  3. The app will load the video. Tap the Download button below the video and select the desired parameters. Tap OK to download the video.

Wrapping Up: Save YouTube Shorts Effortlessly

These are easy methods to save YouTube Shorts on your device. While third-party tools are convenient, they might violate YouTube’s terms of service. If video downloading websites face issues or get shut down, there are other ways to download YouTube Shorts. If you’re interested, you can also learn how to create GIFs from YouTube videos on both mobile and PC.

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