YouTube makes it easy to upload videos. Downloading is a whole different story. So you can download every video you’ve ever uploaded to YouTube.
How to download a single YouTube video
On the YouTube home page, click your profile picture in the top right of the screen. If you can̵
Click the YouTube Studio option at the top of the list.
Select Videos in the sidebar on the left.
Hover over a video to bring up a menu. At the bottom of the menu, click on “Options” (the three vertical dots).
Click on “Download”. YouTube should immediately start downloading an mp4 version of your uploaded video.
For those looking to download a video or two, this is all you need. But when you have a library with hundreds, maybe thousands, of uploaded videos, there is a better way.
How to download multiple YouTube videos at the same time
To download all of your YouTube videos at once, go to Google Takeout. This is where you can access all of your Google data. You can export everything from Android configuration files to your search history in one place.
If you’re only looking for YouTube videos, click Deselect All.
Scroll to the bottom of the page. There you will find “YouTube and YouTube Music”. Check the box next to this option.
Click “All YouTube Data Included” to open a list of files that you can export.
Check or uncheck what you want to save. In this case we select “Deselect All” and enable the option below for “Videos”. Click “OK” to close the window.
Click the “Next Step” button.
Choose your shipping method and your export frequency. Google can send you a download link for your videos or automatically put them in Google Drive, Dropbox, or other cloud storage services. In this menu you can also choose between “Export once” and “Export every 2 months for 1 year”.
Choose a file type and the size of your download. If you have multiple videos, you can split them into files as small as 1GB. File types include .zip and .tgz.
Finally, click the “Create export” button. Google will prepare the videos and offer you a download link.
YouTube doesn’t provide an official way to download other people’s YouTube videos – unless you want to download them offline on the YouTube app to watch later. A YouTube Premium subscription is required for this.