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How to download YouTube video in desktop? What is the new update?

YouTube desktop

YouTube is an American online video-sharing platform headquartered in San Bruno, California. It is founded on February 14, 2005, by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, Jawed Karim. In November 2006 it was brought by Google and now operates as one of the company’s subsidiaries. After Google search, it is the 2nd most visited website according to Alexa Internet rankings. It allows users to upload, share, view, rate, report, add to playlist comment on videos and subscribe to other users.

Available content includes video clips, music videos, TV show clips, short and documentary films, film trailer, audio recordings, live stream, short original videos, video blogging, and educational videos. Most of the content is uploaded and generated by an individual. Unregistered users can only watch videos but cannot upload it.  But registered users and upload an unlimited number of videos.

Steps to download or save YouTube video to desktop –

  • One needs to visit en.savefrom.net website.
  • Once the site is opened paste the YouTube video link to be downloaded on the desktop. The site offers you several options to change the resolution.
  • After selecting the resolution, and press the download button. In the download folder, download video can be found.

Update on YouTube desktop –

To make more touch screen friendly YouTube has updated its desktop site. The updated site enlarges icons to make it easier to use and makes tweaks to the three-dot menu. If laptop or tablet is used which has a touch screen then three-dot menu option is visible under all of the thumbnails of YouTube videos. Earlier one had to move a cursor over the video title for the three-dot option to appear, which meant couldn’t use it if no mouse or trackpad. The new update also adds the option to swipe the player up to enter full-screen or down to transform it into a mini-player and larger icon sizes. There is also improvement in watch history, a new way to organize playlists with a Move to the top/bottom.



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