YouTube started testing video downloads for its desktop app, a feature that can only be tried out by YouTube Premium users as of now, reports revealed Thursday.
This advantage is part of the online video sharing’s perks for Premium subscribers that can experience unreleased features. But the new feature is expected to roll out for all users soon.
The video download option was first spotted by Android Police, and it is available to YouTube Premium users in India and France.
There’s some work needed here like using services that offer YouTube video downloading but are not very convenient. So a native download button on the YouTube desktop app should be a better option.
If you’re a YouTube Premium subscriber then follow these steps to download videos on the desktop.
- First, you need to visit the youtube.com/new website.
- Second, scroll down to the second box for “Download videos from your browser”.
- Last, click on the “try it out” button.
You should now see a new download button between the share and save buttons on YouTube.
The platform currently lets you download videos with a maximum resolution of 1080p (Full HD). You can also choose to lower the resolution of the videos before you download them.
There’s also delete all button for your downloaded videos. However, it can be part of only one experimental YouTube feature. If you’re already part of a test then that one will be disabled.
Notably, the download feature test is available until October 19, meaning that the stable rollout will take place after this date.