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How to Download YouTube Shorts

Looking to repurpose your YouTube Shorts content for other platforms? Here’s how to download your YouTube Shorts.

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Mackenzie Taylor
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Everyone and their brother is trying to compete in the short video content game online right now, and one of the biggest competitors for TikTok right now? YouTube, of course! With YouTube still beating out TikTok for the most watched videos, it’s no wonder that YouTube (wanting to stay ahead) has added its own TikTok-style videos to its platform—YouTube Shorts. If you’re looking to repurpose content from Shorts and download the video for other platforms, this is the post for you. Learn everything you need to know about what YouTube Shorts are, why you should care about them, and how to download them for the future.

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  1. What are YouTube Shorts?

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What are YouTube Shorts?

Let’s get the basic question out of the way—what exactly are YouTube Shorts? They’re short-form videos that are created by either using YouTube Shorts camera or by uploading content straight from the YouTube mobile app, up to 15-second videos.

With your Shorts, you can add a variety of features like speed controls, music, and text overlays.

Unlike long-form YouTube videos, Shorts are made to be consumed quickly and scrolled through quickly (like TikTok and Reels) on your phone.

How do you create YouTube Shorts?

So now that you know what they are, how do you actually go about creating Shorts?

Before you begin, you need to make sure you have the YouTube app on your phone.

  1. Open the YouTube app
  2. Tab on the “+” icon in the bottom of the screen
  3. When the camera opens, record a new video or select a video from your phone.
  4. After creating/selecting the video, you can add music, text or other fun features and elements to your video by tapping on the editing icon.
  5. Once you’re done, click the “next” button
  6. Title your short and add a little description, and tags, and if you have the function, upload or select a thumbnail for your video.
  7. Once you have everything filled out and selected, click “Post” and your video will upload!

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Why should businesses care about YouTube Shorts?

I know, I can see you wondering why you should be worrying about YouTube Shorts when you’re already worrying about TikTok and Instagram Reels, but yes, you should also be getting your booty on YouTube Shorts.

At the moment, Shorts are still blowing up so if you get started sooner rather than later, you’re more likely to hit it big as not a lot of people are on there and more eyeballs will be on your content. Win-win.

Have I not convinced you enough? Well, maybe these other reasons will make you run to YouTube and start creating short-form content:

  • Increased engagement: Because the videos are short and snappy, they’re the perfect thing to add to your social media strategy to capture your audiences’ attention and have them smashing the like button.
  • Cost-effective: Creating YouTube Shorts is a super cost-effective way for your business to start producing video content! Because Shorts are short (duh), you can make them super quickly from your phone without needing big production equipment.
  • Increase brand visibility: As one of the most used platforms for video content (actually, it IS #1 still!), putting your video content on YouTube will help you increase your brand visibility AND reach a larger audience that you might not have ever reached previously.

How to download a YouTube Short

If you’re looking to download your YouTube Short, there are a couple ways to do this. One of the best ways to download is using a third-party video downloader:

  • SaveTube

These apps will allow you to download any public YouTube Shorts, even if downloading is disabled. All you need to do is find the video you want to download, copy the link, and paste it into the converter. Once the video is downloaded, you can view it on your camera roll or hard drive.

đź’ˇ Flick Tip: Keep in mind that downloading copyrighted content without permission is illegal in many countries.

Ready to start repurposing your favorite YouTube Shorts content across all your platforms? Start downloading to your little heart is content! If you need help with learning how to repurpose your content, click here for a variety of ways to repurpose. And once you’re ready, use Flick’s multi-scheduler to get started on scheduling out all of your video content to TikTok and Instagram Reels.


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What are YouTube Shorts?

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Why should businesses care about YouTube Shorts?

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