How to download YouTube videos?

Know from this article how you can download YouTube videos for free online and with software. See the list of best utilities to download YouTube videos easily.

YouTube is the most popular video-sharing platform. The website contains videos from a host of different topics. Hence, users on the site want to download YouTube videos but are unable to do so.

While YouTube does not allow this, there are many YouTube video download software available online. However, there are not many websites that let you download videos from other apps and websites, such as Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, Vimeo, Daily Motion, and others.

SaveFrom is an online tool that downloads videos from not only YouTube but other platforms as well.

Methods for downloading YouTube videos with SaveFrom

To download a YouTube video, most websites require you to install software on the desktop. It can be a little time-consuming. With SaveFrom, however, there are several methods that you can use to download videos the easy way. Moreover, you don't have to worry about whether a downloader app or software is compatible with the OS of the laptop.

There are several ways to use SaveFrom for downloading videos.

By entering the URL

It is the easiest way to download a video using SaveFrom. Copy the YouTube video link from the site. Next, go to the SaveFrom website, and enter the video URL in the bar. Click download, and the video will save on your desktop. During downloading, you will see the video link and other details of the video, along with the thumbnail.

Browser extension

To install the SaveFrom browser extension, go to the website, and download the file. Click on the file and follow the instructions. It completes the installation process. With the browser extension, you can download the files quickly, with just a single click. If you don't want to use the extension, you can disable it as well.

Affixing "" or "" to the URL

Another way to download YouTube files is by entering the domain name of SaveFrom before the URL of the video. Either "" or "" to download the file.


If you want to avoid the hassle of an add-on, you can download a video by adding "ss" to the URL of the YouTube video. Press enter and the video will download automatically.

Download video on the phone

To download videos on your phone, you need to download the app. When the app is on your phone, open the YouTube app. Select the share option and tap on the green icon. Select "download."

Features of the software

Here are some useful features of SaveFrom:
  • SaveFrom is also available for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Safari, Microsoft Edge, and other browsers.
  • With this software, users can perform functions such as Instagram video download as well. Moreover, you can download videos from Facebook, Vimeo, and Daily Motion.
  • You can download mp3, mp4, HD, and Full HD quality files from YouTube. You have the option of downloading only audio files from YouTube as well. Hence, you can download songs, podcasts, and lectures from YouTube to listen to at a later time.
  • Users have the option to download videos using various methods. 
  • SaveFrom downloads videos faster than other video downloading platforms.
  • There is no need for additional software or a downloader app on your desktop to download videos.
  • SaveFrom is also available for mobile phones and tablets. It supports Android OS as well.


Before you use the platform for downloading videos, one thing to note is that you must not download videos for mass distribution. Downloading videos for mass distribution is considered piracy, which is a crime. It can also lead to criminal charges against you.
When using SaveFrom or any other YouTube downloading website, make sure that it is for personal use only.