YouTube is testing an official way to download videos on your desktop web browser. From now through October 19, Premium users can test the feature that lets them download videos from their browser. This test, which brings an existing mobile feature to the web, is part of an ongoing program that allows Premium users to test out what the platform is working on.
Videos will be downloadable by default for Premium users – uploaders don’t need to opt-in. Subscribers with access to the latest versions of Chrome, Edge or Opera browsers can click a “Download” button while watching a video, or click a 3-dot menu while browsing. Then, users will be able to access their downloaded videos on a downloads feed, which is also accessible via sidebar navigation.