How to Enable YouTube Offline Video Downloads on PC Browsers
YouTube offline video download that works on mobile devices is now coming to the desktop Web browser. With this feature, you can download YouTube videos for offline usage officially, without making use of Internet Download Manager and the likes. Here's how to enable this feature on your PC.
The latest YouTube feature is currently available to Premium subscribers as an experimental feature, this feature will be working only on the latest versions of Chrome, Edge, or Opera browsers.
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Currently, users can try out the new feature when they visit YouTube's Try experimental new features page containing lists of tests available for Premium subscribers. So open a video to see if you are eligible for the Download the video option located beside the like and share buttons.
On accepting to download a video offline, you will be prompted with several video quality options such as full-HD (1080p) as a maximum, High (720p), Medium (480p), and Low (144p). Furthermore, storage space occupied with downloaded videos can be cleaned from the browser cache easily.
After that, your video will start downloading, once done, you will be able to access the downloaded content from the hamburger menu on the left side of the screen below the “Watch Later” icon. It can also be easily located via youtube.com/feed/downloads or on the side navigation panel.
This new feature will be available for testing until October 19, but reports suggest it may be launched sooner.