YouTube Shorts have exploded in popularity, becoming one of the hottest video formats on the platform. These brief, entertaining clips are easy to create and consume, especially on mobile. But did you know you can also download YouTube Shorts to save and watch offline?
While YouTube doesn't directly enable Shorts downloads, there are a few simple workarounds. In this quick tutorial, we'll outline three easy ways to save Shorts videos to your device—no account or software download is usually required. Read on!
Download YouTube Shorts: Step-by-step guide
You can download YouTube shorts:
- Using YouTube Studio
- On Windows and Mac
- On Android and iOS
Downloading Your Shorts using YouTube Studio
You can only download the shorts you created or published in your own YouTube account via the YouTube Studio.
Open YouTube, and on the left navigation bar, click Your videos.
Hover over the short you want to download and click the three dots that appear.
Select Download. Your YouTube short will commence downloading for free.
How to download YouTube Shorts on Windows and Mac
Many reliable online websites let you easily download YouTube shorts on your Windows and Mac computers. Most of these websites follow a similar workflow. Here, we will discuss downloading YouTube shorts via the free website SaveTube.
To begin, open the SaveTube page on your browser. Copy the URL of the YouTube Short you want to download in the text box provided and click Get Video.
Choose your desired quality (e.g., MP4, 1080p) and click Get Link.
Click Download to save the YouTube short to your local storage. That’s it!
How to download YouTube Shorts on Android and iOS
Here’s how you can download YouTube shorts on Android and iOS devices.
In the YouTube app, select ‘Share’ on the right side of the screen.
Click ‘Copy link’.
Next, open SaveTube on your mobile browser and follow the same process as mentioned for the desktop—Paste the link, choose the video quality, and click ‘Get Video’. Once done, tap Download to save the short on your device.
1. Is there an alternative method to download YouTube shorts on mobile devices?
2. How to download YouTube shorts without a watermark?
YTShorts is a website that lets you download YouTube shorts without a watermark. Simply copy and paste the video URL on the website and click Download to save the video to your device.
You can leverage YouTube Studio, third-party sites, or mobile apps to download Shorts on desktop and mobile platforms. Just copy the video link, choose your preferred quality, and save the Short to your storage. With these simple tricks, you can build an offline archive of viral Shorts to rewatch anytime, anywhere.
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