YouTube is testing a new feature that allows users to download videos on its desktop web browser. The latest feature is currently available as an experimental feature for premium subscribers. YouTube currently allows paid subscribers on Android and iOS to download content for offline viewing. Only computers with the latest version of Chrome, Edge or Opera browsers support this feature.
Interested users can visit YouTube’s Try experimental new features List pages available for testing of premium subscribers.When watching the video, eligible users can see an option download Videos, right next to the like and share buttons.
To ensure video quality, users can choose to download in various resolutions set up The maximum menu size is Full HD (1080p). High (720p), medium (480p) and low (144p) are also available. In order to free up space, you can choose to delete all local downloads from the browser cache with one click.
Click it and YouTube will start downloading the video.After the download is complete, the user can download download The section accessible from the hamburger menu under the “Watch Later” icon on the left side of the screen. The downloaded video can be played from youtube.com/feed/downloads or through the side navigation panel.
The new feature will be tested before October 19, but YouTube is likely to be officially launched soon.
Currently, the YouTube app for Android and iOS allows advanced users to download videos for offline viewing, provided that the video is not private and the creator allows it.