YouTube Shorts download: How to download YouTube Shorts video for offline viewing

YouTube Short video download is completely free.

YouTube Shorts download: YouTube Shorts is a short-form video service from the search-engine giant Google. The service was recently added to the streaming platform to allow young creators to shoot and upload short comedy skits and dance routines of 15 seconds or less. That being said, YouTube Shorts download feature for offline viewing isn’t supported just yet. It consumes data every time you stream the content on the platform. However, there is a workaround with which you can download YouTube Shorts videos. While YouTube Shorts download via third-party apps and websites is completely free, it’s illegal. Much like YouTube videos download, downloading Shorts videos deprive content creators of making money. However, if you MUST, here’s how YouTube Shorts video download can be done on mobile phones for offline viewing.

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What is YouTube Shorts?

YouTube Shorts download

Shorts is YouTube’s answer to Instagram Reels, TikTok, and other short-video platforms. The service is currently available in beta form in India as well as other countries for users with Android mobile phones and tablets. It appears on YouTube’s app, next to the homepage. YouTube Shorts may be added to iPhone and iPad soon. However, it’s likely to be unavailable for PCs and notebook users. As stated above, YouTube Shorts supports videos of 15 seconds or less. Its features include a multi-segment camera to string multiple video clips together, the option to record with music from a library of songs, speed controls, and a timer and countdown to keep you notified.

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YouTube Shorts download

There is no native way to download YouTube Shorts videos on a device. You’ll have to seek help from third-party apps and websites. Third-party apps and websites for YouTube Shorts video download are many, but the one we are recommending here is Short Downloader. It’s among the nicest web tools that work across browsers.

How to download YouTube Shorts video on Android

How to download YouTube Shorts videos
  • Open YouTube app on your Android mobile phone
  • Go to the Shorts section. It’ll be next to the home icon on the bottom page
  • Tap on the ‘share’ icon and choose ‘Copy link’
  • After this fire up your browser that supports downloading
  • Visit Short Downloader and paste YouTube Shorts video link on the ‘Paste link here’ box
  • Hit Search and scroll down to see the YouTube Short video formats available for download
  • Tap the ‘Download’ button next to the format to save the video on your device

The downloaded YouTube Shorts video will appear on your phone’s gallery. If you can’t find it there, check the downloaded folder in the File Manager app.

Some other YouTube Short video download web tools you can use

The only drawback of these free YouTube Short video download web tools are that they come with a lot of ads.


How to download YouTube Shorts videos on iPhone

The process to download YouTube Shorts videos on iPhone is the same as the Android mobile phone. Copy the Shorts video link, visit Short Downloader or any other web tool, and click on download. That said, YouTube Shorts is not available for iPhone users yet.