How to Save YouTube Videos to Camera Roll?

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Written by: Alex Popa


How to Save YouTube Videos to Camera Roll?

Currently, there’s no way you can save a YouTube video directly to your camera roll. That’s not how downloads work, unfortunately.

The video will automatically go to the “Downloads” folder by default but you can move it from there to the Camera Roll.

First things first, though – let’s see how you can download the video:

  1. Copy the link to the YouTube video to your clipboard
  2. Go to “
  3. Paste the link to the video
  4. Tap on “Start
  5. Select a video quality to download the video
  6. Download it
  7. Move it to the Camera Roll

Moving the video, once it’s downloaded, is easy-peasy and anyone can do it. Don’t believe me? Read my guide below and you’ll see!

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How to Save YouTube Videos to Camera Roll?

1. Tap on “Share” on a YouTube video

Tap on "Share" on a YouTube video
Tap on “Share” on a YouTube video

Begin by opening YouTube and going to a video you want to download. Then, tap the “Share” button (check the screenshot to see where it is).

Once you do that, a pop-up window will appear with several options.

2. Select “Copy link

Select "Copy link"
Select “Copy link”

In the pop-up window, tap on the first option – “Copy link“. This will copy the link to the video to your clipboard.

3. Go to “

Go to ""
Go to “”

One of the websites you can use to download your YouTube video is ““. While it does have ads, I haven’t noticed anything sketchy, so it should be fine.

After you open it, check out my following instructions:

4. Hold-tap and paste the link

Hold-tap and paste link
Hold-tap and paste the link

Once you open the website, you’ll see a typing box where you can write stuff (like links). As you might have guessed, this is where you paste the YouTube link.

Hold-tap on the box and select “Paste“.

5. Tap on “Start

Tap on "Start"
Tap on “Start”

Now that you’ve pasted the link, you’ll want to select “Start” (the red button under the text box).

6. Select a download option

Select a download option
Select a download option

In a few seconds, the video will be prepared for download. Please choose an option from those presented, which will open another page with the video itself.

7. Tap on the three-dot icon

Tap on the three-dot icon
Tap on the three-dot icon

After selecting a download option, a new window will open with the video playing. To download it, tap on the three-dot icon in the bottom-right corner of the video.

Then, select “Download

Select "Download"
Select “Download”

This will finally download the video to your mobile phone in the “Downloads” folder. I know, this took way longer than it should have but what can you do…

You can watch the video from that folder or move it to your camera roll/gallery. Your choice!

To move it from the “Downloads” folder, just select it (hold-tap) and select “Move” or “Send“. Then, select the Camera Roll as the destination, and you’re done.

You’re welcome and I hope this guide has helped you. If you need any more help, just let me know in the comments below and I’ll be with you shortly!

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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