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How to Download YouTube Shorts Videos

updated on Feb 14, 2023 | Home > Video & Audio Downloading

YouTube finally stepped into short-video marketing in 2020. Now you can enjoy all kinds of short videos within the YouTube app as well, especially when TikTok is not available in your country. You may sometimes want to save a video from YouTube Shorts in case you can't access it in future. In this article, we will provide you effective and easy ways to download YouTube Shorts Video.

Part 1. What is YouTube Shorts

Launched in 2020, YouTube Shorts is YouTube's short video business, competing with Instagram Reels, TikTok, and other short video sharing apps. YouTube Shorts is still in its Beta stage and you can find it at the second tab inside the YouTube app. In Shorts, you can watch all kinds of short videos posted by other people and create your own Shorts videos fastly. YouTube offers a new way for people to connect with each other and sharing life via short videos. For more information, check the YouTube Shorts Getting Start Guide from YouTube.

Part 2. How to Download YouTube Shorts Videos 

You can click the like button when you found a Short interesting and want to watch it again in the future. But sometimes you may find some video is missing in your like list and you cannot watch it anymore. Maybe the uploader deletes the video or sets it private. In such a case, you can download short videos you like very much. Below are two ways to download YouTube Shorts videos from others and the method to download your own Shorts videos.

Method 1. Shorts Video Downloader for PC - EaseUS Video Downloader 

EaseUS Video Downloader is a handy video downloader for PC. It helps download videos from all kinds of video sites using video URLs. With good support to YouTube videos, it can also download YouTube Shorts videos easily via URLs. As long as you have the URL of the Short, you can rip the Shorts video from YouTube Shorts. Besides being a Shorts video downloader, EaseUS Video Downloader offers other attractive downloading services. 

  • Download videos in 8K/4K/1080p/HD quality    
  • Save videos from popular sites like YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, and more    
  • Download YouTube Videos to MP4, WebM, MP3, or WAV, with several quality options    
  • Download YouTube playlists or channels  
  • Convert videos to MP3

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Video Downloader on your PC. Then find the Short you want to download. Tap "Share" and "Copy link" to get the URL of the Shorts video. Then add the link into the input box below.

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Step 2. The YouTube Shorts videos will appear in the page. Click "Download" below it to continue.

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Step 3. Choose "MP4" or "WebM" in the Video section and select a quality (High Quality is suggested). Afterward, click "Download" to start download the YouTube Shorts video.

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Step 4. Wait for the downloading to finish. When it has done, click "Open" to check the downloaded Shorts video on your PC.

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Disclaimer: Any attempts to download copyrighted content from YouTube for commercial purposes are illegal. Before you save videos, you'd better check whether the sources are copyrighted.

Also read how to download IGTV videos.

Method 2. Online YouTube Shorts Video Downloader 

If you don't want to download a Short on your PC, you can find some online Shorts video downloaders to save a Short to your phone. Though Shorts is a new section in YouTube, most YouTube video downloaders can help you save a Short from YouTube. See below for detailed steps.

Step 1. When you want to download a Short, tap "Share" and "Copy link" to get the URL of the Short.

Step 2. Then open your browser on your phone, and visit the site, an online YouTube Shorts downloader.

Step 3. Paste the Short URL to the input box, and it will analyze the link automatically and provide a list of download options.

Step 4. Choose a video format and quality you desire and tap on the download button to save the Short to your phone.

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Method 3. Download Your Own YouTube Shorts with YouTube Studio 

If you just want to download your own Shorts videos, you can use the YouTube Studio web to download your posted Shorts. The steps are simple. Check below.

Step 1. Open and sign in to your account. Click your icon and choose "YouTube Studio."

Step 2. Click "Content" in the right panel of YouTube Studio, you will see all your posted videos, both videos and Shorts.

Step 3. Move the mouse to the Shorts video you want to download, click the three-dot icon, and select the download option in the menu.

Step 4. In the popup, select a path on your PC to save the Short. Click "Save" to start downloading the video. After the download finishes, you can find the Shorts video on your PC.

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Now you have learned two ways to save YouTube Shorts videos easily as well as how to download Shorts videos you uploaded. You can always keep a copy of interesting YouTube Shorts videos in case you lose access to them. 

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