3 Ways to Download YouTube Shorts

YouTube Short is similar to TikTok and Instagram Reels, where the videos are attention grabbing and entertaining. So, there may be some reasons to download YouTube Short. For example, you can delete the first video on your phone or forget your channel password. Fortunately, you can download YouTube Shorts videos without signing in to your account.

How to download videos on YouTube Short

1. Download your YouTube shorts

To download your own YouTube Shorts video, you will need to open YouTube Studio on PC. Sign in with a YouTube account where your video has been published. Click the Content tab on the left. All your videos (normal and short) will appear. Move your mouse over the video you want to download and click the three-dot icon. Select Download from the menu.

2. Download short video from others

YouTube offers a traditional way to download regular videos that also works for Shortcuts. Although such videos can be viewed offline, they are only open within the YouTube app. That is, they are not downloaded to the gallery of your phone. Therefore, you cannot view or share them without YouTube.

Unlike normal YouTube videos, you won’t find the download button while watching Short. However, there is an operating system that allows you to download shortcuts and view them later offline.

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 the three-dot icon next to the video and choose Download Video.

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.

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.

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 short YouTube videos from your phone gallery on Android and iPhone, you can get help from YouTube video download websites. Where there are dedicated websites that allow you to download Shortcuts, you can use websites that download regular YouTube videos.

Here are the steps to download YouTube short videos for Android and iOS using this method:

  1. Open the shortcut video you are interested in downloading. Tap the share icon and select the Copy link from the menu.
  2. Open https://tricksndtips.com/yt-shorts/ on your phone or PC browser and paste the copied link in the available box. Tap the button next to the box.
  3. Scroll down and press the Download button. If you want to change the video settings, press the arrow next to the release button and select the setting.
  4. On Android, the video will automatically start downloading and will be saved to your phone’s gallery.

On the iPhone, press the Download button on the pop-up menu to start the download. You will find the downloaded video in the file system.

So open the Files app and navigate to the Downloads folder. Open the video and press the Share button. Save the video if you want to view it using the Apple Photos app.

Summary: Download YouTube Shorts

Those were four ways to download YouTube Shorts. There is a chance that video download websites may be closed, abandoned or not working due to copyright issues in the future. If that happens, you can use other methods to download YouTube Shorts videos.