Many a time you need to save online videos on your Windows 10 computer for offline viewing. Microsoft Edge offers an inbuilt feature which allows you to directly save videos using Microsoft Edge in Windows 10. If you are using a touch screen, then long press and hold on the touch screen to get the option.
Directly Save Videos using Microsoft Edge in Windows 10
The feature first became available in Windows 10 build 10565 and works with only a few online videos services. Services like YouTube, Vimeo and others block any browser to download videos directly. You can only download videos from them using their app.
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- Open the video in Microsoft Edge
- Right-click or long-press and hold on 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 of the video streaming services, you can also choose video download size if there is an option.
If you are not able to 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.