YouTube Shorts is similar to TikTok and Instagram Reels, where the videos are quite eye-catching and fun. So, there could be various reasons to download YouTube Shorts. For example, you may have deleted the original video from your phone or forgotten your channel password. Fortunately, you can download YouTube Shorts videos with and without account login.
Let’s see four methods to download YouTube Shorts on Android, iPhone and PC.
How to download short videos from YouTube
1. Download your own YouTube shorts
To download your own YouTube Shorts video, you will need to open YouTube Studio on PC. Sign in with the YouTube account where your video is posted. Click on the Content tab on the left side. All your videos (normal and short) will be displayed. Hover over the video you want to download and click the three-dot icon. Choose Download from the menu.
YouTube Shorts Download your own video from PC
Tip: You can download regular and short videos using the method.
2. Download other shorts video
YouTube offers a native way to download regular videos that works for Shorts as well. Although these videos can be viewed offline, they only open within the YouTube app. That is, they are not downloaded to your phone’s gallery. Therefore, you cannot view or share them outside of YouTube.
Unlike normal YouTube videos, you won’t find the download button while watching Shorts. However, there is a workaround that allows you to download Shorts and watch them later without the Internet.
To download Shorts for offline viewing, follow these steps:
1. Open the Shorts video you want to download.
2. Touch the channel name at the bottom of the video. You will be taken to the screen where you will see videos posted by the channel. Again click on the channel name.
3. Touch the Videos tab and find the Shorts video you want to download. Tap on the three-dot icon next to the video and choose Download Video.
YouTube Shorts Download Video Offline
Another way to open the Shorts video like a normal video is to tap on the music icon at the bottom of the Shorts video. Then tap on the arrow icon next to the video title.
YouTube shorts Watch video as normal
The video will open like normal YouTube videos. Tap the Download button below the video. This method will be useful if the video uses an original video. Therefore, you will only find one video under the music tag.
Download shorts from YouTube without Internet
To view downloaded videos, open the YouTube app and tap the Library tab at the bottom. Then tap on Downloads and you will find the videos.
3. Download Videos Using YouTube Shortcut Downloaders
If you want to download YouTube Shorts videos to your phone gallery on Android and iPhone, you can get the help of YouTube video download websites. Where there are dedicated websites that allow you to download Shorts, you can also use the websites that download regular YouTube videos.