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YouTube Update: Download Videos To Watch Offline

Terri P

In a recent update, YouTube has implemented a new feature allowing users in select areas to download certain videos from the YouTube mobile app to play offline. 

 

Here’s How It Works

 

If you’re in one of the countries listed below, you can download select videos to watch later. The download lasts for 48 hours, after which you will need to reconnect to data or Wifi in order to maintain availability for another 48 hours.

 

How To Download A YouTube Video For Offline Use:

 

  1. Go to the video Watch page.
  2. Below the video, tap Download or tap More > Download.
  3. Once the video is downloaded, the Downloaded icon will turn blue below the video.

 

You can learn more about how to download for your specific device operating system, as well as how to update Download settings, download recommended videos, and remove downloaded videos on YouTube’s dedicated page for their recent Download Videos update.

 

List of Locations Where The Download Feature Is Available

 

YouTube has stated that they are working on implementing the new feature in more countries and territories.  For now, here are the locations where you can utilize the new download feature:

  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Antarctica
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Botswana
  • Bouvet Island
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Brunei
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Cook Islands
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Eswatini
  • Ethiopia
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Fiji
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Grenada
  • Guam
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Macau
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • New Caledonia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestine
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Republic of the Congo
  • Reunion
  • Rwanda
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Samoa
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Slovakia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Svalbard and Jan Mayen
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • The Gambia
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vietnam
  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe