YouTube is testing a new feature to Premium members which allows them to download videos on the web. This means that you don’t have to use any suspicious third party websites or downloaders to download videos for offline viewing.
Android Police spotted this experimental feature and it seems pretty simple. When browsing YouTube, you will see a Download button below the video player . You can click that and keep the video on your device so you can watch it offline whenever you want.
The feature has been confirmed for India and France, but it looks like it will be rolling out to YouTube Premium members worldwide. To test if it’s available to you, go to youtube.com/new and check the Labs page for a box labeled “Download Videos from Your Browser.” Of course, you will need to log into your YouTube Premium account for this option to be there.
Unfortunately, the new download option is listed as finalized on October 19, 2021. Since it’s just a feature YouTube is testing, it makes sense for it to be temporary, but it’s a short lifespan. Hopefully YouTube decides to keep it because it makes it so much easier to download videos. Prevent people from accessing suspicious third-party sites and programs to download YouTube videos .