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3 Ways | How to Save YouTube Videos to Gallery

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3 Ways | How to Save YouTube Videos to Gallery

Sofia Albert updated on Feb 14, 2023 to Video & Audio Downloading

Are you wondering how to download YouTube videos in the mobile gallery so that you can directly share a YouTube video with your friends instead of sending them a link and needing them to open it first? Or do you want to save a fantastic video on your device and re-watch it over and over again? If that's the situation, then you're coming to the right place where you'll learn how to save YouTube videos to a gallery. 

Method 1. Save YouTube Videos to Gallery with an App

You can download YouTube videos to the gallery by using some video downloader apps, be computer-based or mobile-based. Each type of app has its pros and cons. Personally, we recommend using computer-based apps. Here are the reasons why you should do that. 

  • The computer has a better processor, which can help you download videos more quickly. 
  • Computer apps usually have a more stable internet connection, making the download process more smoothly. 
  • Downloading videos via mobile phone would influence your use of the phone. 
  • The computer's capacity is vast, so it can store more videos than mobile phones. 
  • The computer app has a large screen, making it easy to operate. 

For these reasons, we'll first recommend two computer-based apps (one is for desktop and another is online) to you, and following it is a mobile app. 

1. Using EaseUS Video Downloader 

Applies to Windows and Mac 

If you're looking for an easy-to-use and practical video downloader, EaseUS Video Downloader is the one for you. With it, you can quickly download audio, videos, playlists, and channels from YouTube. Nearly every type of media file you can find on YouTube can be downloaded singly or in bulk in a few minutes. Before downloading, you're able to select the output format or video/audio quality or whether or not to include subtitles. More specifically, you can choose the quality of the video (up to 8K) and audio (up to328Kbps). 

But there is a shortcoming of using this method: you need to transfer downloaded videos to your mobile phone in a seperate process. But that doesn't matter because you can easily do that via a USB.

To save YouTube videos to the gallery:

Step 1. Copy the URL of the YouTube in the address box and click "Search."

Download YouTube video - 1

Step 2. Check the video and click "Download."

Download YouTube video - 2

Step 3. Choose MP4 as the target format, select a quality you prefer to download, and then click "Download."

Download YouTube video - 3

Step 4. When the downloading process has done, click "Open" to check the YouTube video.

Download YouTube video - 4

Disclaimer: It is illegal to download copyrighted content from YouTube for any commercial purpose without permission. This guide is demonstrated ONLY for personal use.

2. Using Y2Mate

Applies to Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge, etc

Y2Mate is a web-based video downloader that allows you to easily save YouTube videos. It features a clean and straightforward interface without annoying ads or popups. You can download videos in MP4 or MP3 format. And the best video quality available for your video is 1080P, and the audio is 128Kbps. But the bad part of this site is that you can't download videos in bulk, which makes it inconvenient to download many videos. Now, you can check the steps below to download YouTube videos using Y2Mate.

Step 1. Open YouTube and copy the URL of the video you want to download. 

Step 2. Open and paste the URL in the Search box.

Step 3. Select the format (audio or video) you need and click the "Convert" button.

Step 4. Once the conversion is complete, click the "Download" button.

Step 5. After that, you can connect your phone to your computer and transfer downloaded items to your mobile phone. 

Download YouTube videos via Y2Mate

3. Using SaveFrom Net App

Applies to Android device

SaveFrom Net is a video downloader app for Android. With it, you can download YouTube videos in various file formats, including MP4, MP3, MOV, MKV, AVI, and FLV. In addition to YouTube, other sites like Facebook, Vimeo, and more are also supported. To save YouTube videos, you can copy and paste the video URL in this app. But note that not all URLs are supported. The steps are shown below.

Step 1. Open YouTube on your Android and play the video you want to download. 

Step 2. Click the "Share" button and send the video SaveFrom Net app. 

Step 3. Then, you'll see a green arrow icon and a read download button right below the video to start the download process. (Another way to download YouTube video is to enter the website's link in the application directly)

SaveFrom Net App for Android

Method 2. Save YouTube Videos to Gallery Directly on YouTube

If you don't mind paying for the privilege of saving videos, consider subscribing to YouTube Premium (formerly YouTube Red). That way, you can download any video you love for later watch offline. Besides that, there are many other benefits you can make use of a Premium account. YouTube Premium costs $ 11.99 per month, which is arguably worthwhile if you download videos regularly, but if you want to download YouTube video clips occasionally, it's probably pricy. 

If you decide to use this method, you can go for a YouTube Premium on its official site. 

Method 3. Download YouTube Video in Mobile Gallery via YouTube Go

YouTube Go was previously a beta version of YouTube, but now it has become an official YouTube downloader that aims at ensuring the normal use of YouTube app in countries where mobile data is expensive and connectivity poor. This app isn't available in countries like the UK, US, Canada, South Korea, Japan, France, or Germany. But except for these countries, you're able to download YouTube Go in the Play Store.


You can easily save YouTube videos to a gallery with these methods introduced above. Of these options, the computer-based video downloader is the most recommended since it is safe, fast, simple, and provides more features. If you don't want to install any application, you can try online video downloaders. If you don't want to use the computer, use the mobile video downloader app instead. 

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