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YouTube begins testing offline video downloads feature for desktop: How to enable

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YouTube is currently testing offline video downloads on desktop feature for Premium subscribers. Here's how you can enable it with a few simple steps.

YouTube Video Download: YouTube is currently testing a new feature for its Premium subscribers. It allows them to download videos on their desktop Web browser. The feature is currently available as an experimental feature, which currently only supports the latest versions of Chrome, Edge and Opera web browsers. Also Read - Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro launched with Tensor chip, new camera system and more

YouTube allows its Premium subscribers to download content for offline viewing on mobile devices provided that the video is not marked as private and the creator allows their viewers to download it. Here's how to download YouTube videos offline on the desktop. Also Read - Android 12 is now rolling out for Pixel devices: Here's the list of eligible smartphones

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YouTube offline video downloads on desktop: How to activate

To activate offline video downloads for desktop on your YouTube Premium account you need to follow the given steps: Also Read - Personal data of thousands of smartphone users at risk via stalkerware leak

Eligible users can head to the Settings menu and select the quality in which videos will be downloaded, with full HD (1080p) being the maximum. High (720p), Medium (480p), and Low (144p) are also available. Users can also use the option to delete all local downloads from the browser with one button to free up space on their desktop.

The new feature is currently under testing until October 19. The company has not revealed when it will start rolling out the feature to all users.

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Published:Thu, September 23, 2021 10:33pm | Updated:Fri, September 24, 2021 8:07am

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