It's Easier Than You Might Think! Best Hacks For Downloading YouTube And Instagram Videos

You find a video you absolutely love on the internet. Your next step is to download it to your device so you can watch it over and over again. Unfortunately, platforms like YouTube and Instagram do not provide options for direct download. But as with most things, there's a way around this.

How to download from YouTube

There are many ways to do this, but most of them involve downloading an app which can be a long process. The easiest thing you can do is maneuver the URL so it takes you to a download website.

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Open the YouTube video you want to download. In the address bar, before youtube.com, add 'vd'.

So a video with the URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91b3qBxlux8 becomes: https://www.vdyoutube.com/watch?v=91b3qBxlux8

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This takes you to a site where you can choose the format you want and then download.

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Another code you can type right before the URL to download YouTube video is 'ss'. 

How to download from Instagram

One of the most popular Instagram downloading tools is called Dredown. All you have to do is visit the website, paste the URL of the video you want to download, and voila! You will now have it stored in your device.

Keep in mind that there are copyright laws guiding these actions. You can download these videos for your own personal use, but you must not share or post them on the internet as your own.

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