Many a time, you need to save online videos on your Windows 10 computer for offline viewing. Microsoft Edge offers an inbuilt feature that allows you to directly save videos using Microsoft Edge in Windows 11/10. If you are using a touch screen, then long press and hold on to the touch screen to get the option.
Directly Save Videos using Microsoft Edge in Windows 11/10
The feature first became available in Windows 10 build 10565 and worked with only a few online videos services. Services like YouTube, Vimeo, and others block any browser from downloading videos directly. You can only download videos from them using their app.
I am so excited to see "save target as" in build 10565 of Microsoft Edge. For earlier access, be a @windowsinsider. pic.twitter.com/tv0sRC7TCR
— Sampson (@jonathansampson) October 12, 2015
- Open the video in Microsoft Edge.
- Right-click or long-press and hold on to the video to get controls.
- You will have the option to save the video in different video quality as well.
Video Downloader Professional for Edge (Extension)
If you want to download any kind of video using Edge, you need an extension—Video Downloader for Edge. It can easily download videos from most of the streaming services or any website to your hard disk. For some video streaming services, you can also choose video download size if there is an option.
If you cannot download the extension from Microsoft Store, you can download it from Chrome Extension Store. Microsoft supports chrome extensions. However, you will need to enable the support for third-party extension support.
- Click on the Menu(three-dotted lines) on the top right
- Select Extensions
- Toggle on the option on the right panel which says “Allow extensions from other stores.”
- Visit the extension page, and click on Add to Chrome button, and it will work.
When you visit the store, you will have a notification on the top about it. Since Edge is based out of Chromium, it supports Chrome extensions as well.
Does Microsoft Edge Have a Video Downloader?
While Microsoft Edge can download videos, there is no dedicated video downloader. It also doesn’t work for services such as YouTube. In those cases, you will need to use an extension or other services.
Is Video Downloader Professional Free?
Yes, the extension is free and works on both Chrome and Microsoft Edge. It supports MP4, MOV, AVI, ASF, MPG, and many more. It also works with most video streaming websites and allows parallel downloads.
Is Downloading YouTube Videos Illegal?
It is not legal to download YouTube Videos. Google clearly mentions that if you are downloading it, it’s a breach of YouTube’s Terms of Service, and the company could sue you. The best way to go ahead is to download it offline on your Mobile app and then show it to someone else who cannot see it.