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How To Save A YouTube Video To Google Drive

Saving a YouTube video to your Google Drive account is a simple process that can be done using a Google Chrome extension. With this step-by-step guide, you’ll be able to preserve your favorite YouTube content conveniently and effectively.

To get started, you’ll need to install the “Save to Google Drive” extension from the Google Chrome Store. This extension allows you to save YouTube videos directly to your Google Drive with ease.

Once the extension is installed, you can proceed to save the YouTube video to your Google Drive. Start by creating a folder in your Google Drive called “YouTube Downloads.” Then, right-click the Google Drive logo in the Chrome toolbar and click “Options.” Allow the necessary permissions and choose the “YouTube Downloads” folder as the destination folder.

Now, head to YouTube and find the video you want to save. Copy the video link and use a service like KeepVid to generate a download link for the video. Paste the YouTube video link into KeepVid and click “Download.” Right-click the quality option you prefer and select “Save to Google Drive.”

Wait for the download process to complete, and voila! You’ve successfully saved the YouTube video to your Google Drive. To access the saved video, simply navigate to the designated “YouTube Downloads” folder in your Google Drive. From there, you can easily find and play the video whenever you want.

It’s important to note that downloading YouTube videos through methods other than the official download button provided by YouTube may be illegal, depending on the video’s copyright restrictions. Please use downloaded videos responsibly.

Installing the “Save to Google Drive” Extension

The first step in saving a YouTube video to Google Drive is installing the “Save to Google Drive” extension from the Google Chrome Store. This extension provides you with a convenient way to directly save YouTube videos to your Google Drive account.

Here’s how you can install the extension:

  1. Open Google Chrome and go to the Google Chrome Store.
  2. Search for “Save to Google Drive” in the search bar.
  3. Click on the extension from the search results.
  4. Click on the “Add to Chrome” button to start the installation process.
  5. A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation. Click on “Add extension” to proceed.
  6. Once the installation is complete, you will see the extension’s icon added to your Chrome toolbar.

With the “Save to Google Drive” extension installed, you are now ready to start saving YouTube videos directly to your Google Drive account.

Why Use the “Save to Google Drive” Extension?

The “Save to Google Drive” extension offers several advantages. It eliminates the need to download videos to your computer and then upload them to Google Drive manually. With this extension, you can directly save YouTube videos to your Google Drive with just a few clicks. It saves time, simplifies the process, and ensures that your favorite videos are securely stored in your Google Drive account.

Benefits of the “Save to Google Drive” Extension
Saves time by directly saving YouTube videos to Google Drive
Simplifies the process of preserving your favorite videos
Ensures secure storage of videos in your Google Drive account

Now that you have installed the “Save to Google Drive” extension, let’s move on to the next step: saving the YouTube video to your Google Drive. We will guide you through the process in the next section.

Saving the YouTube Video to Google Drive

To save a YouTube video to your Google Drive, you will need to generate a download link using a service like KeepVid. Follow these steps to save your favorite videos:

  1. Install the “Save to Google Drive” extension from the Google Chrome Store.
  2. Create a folder in your Google Drive called “YouTube Downloads.”
  3. Right-click the Google Drive logo in the Chrome toolbar and click “Options.”
  4. Allow the necessary permissions and click “Change destinations folder.”
  5. Choose the “YouTube Downloads” folder and click “Select.”
  6. Go to YouTube and copy the video link of the video you want to save.
  7. Use a service like KeepVid to generate a download link for the YouTube video.
  8. Paste the YouTube video link into KeepVid and click “Download.”
  9. Right-click the quality option you prefer and click “Save to Google Drive.”
  10. Wait for the download process to complete.
  11. Access the YouTube downloads folder on your Google Drive to find the saved video.

Note that downloading YouTube videos using methods other than the official download button provided by YouTube may be illegal depending on the video’s copyright restrictions. Use downloaded videos responsibly.

Accessing the Saved Video in Google Drive

After successfully saving the YouTube video, you can access it in your Google Drive by going to the designated “YouTube Downloads” folder. To do this, follow the steps below:

  1. Open your Google Drive and navigate to the left-hand side of the screen.
  2. Locate and click on the “YouTube Downloads” folder that you created earlier.
  3. Once inside the folder, you will be able to see the saved video file.
  4. To play the video, simply double-click on it. You can also download it to your device by right-clicking on the file and selecting the “Download” option.

By organizing your saved YouTube videos in a separate folder, you can easily access and enjoy them whenever you want. Remember to use downloaded videos responsibly and in accordance with copyright restrictions.

Now that you know how to save a YouTube video to your Google Drive and access it later, you can create your own collection of favorite videos without worrying about losing them. Follow these simple steps and start building your personal library of entertainment today!