How to Download Videos From Reddit – Tips & Tools [2024 Guide]

Over the last decade, Reddit has come to dominate Internet discourse and attention much in the same way that Twitter has. Users can find a wealth of content on reddit, from text, memes and, yes, videos. Since Reddit doesn’t offer a way to download videos natively, we have compiled this short guide to teach you why and how you can download videos from Reddit on your computer, phone, tablet and other devices, safely and at high quality. 

Is it Legal To Download Reddit Videos?

First of all, some house cleaning. From a legal point of view, downloading Reddit videos is sort of a gray area. Similar to content from other social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and others, downloading Reddit videos should be safe as long as they’re for personal use. When in doubt, you can always ask permission from the original creator to download the video. 

Why download Reddit videos?

There are many reasons why you should consider downloading Reddit videos:

  • Build a personal digital archive. Whether it’s copyright infringement, changing times or simply the creator’s personal motives, content tends to disappear from the internet more often than not. By downloading Reddit videos, you can make your contribution to the preservation of internet history.
  • Lack of/limited access to the Internet. You might find yourself in a situation where Internet data is at a premium. You can account for this situation by downloading Reddit (and not only) videos on your personal device. 
  • Watch it at your own pace. There’s more content out there than one can reasonably consume in a lifetime – it’s very hard to keep up. By downloading videos, you can watch them in your own time, free of the constraints of constantly scrolling through volumes of content. 

Method #1: Screen Recording

For those of you who don’t want to bother with third-party tools and bots, your device’s built-in screen recording feature should do the trick too. There are some obvious disadvantages to this method, though: depending on how prominent the UI of your device is, you will probably have to spend some extra trimming the beginning and the end of the video. That is, if you want a clean video. If not, more power to you.

Now, let’s get to work:

  1. Open reddit on your device and play the video you want to save. 
  2. Start your screen recording and once the video is over, end the recording.

That’s pretty much it. But wait – what about specific devices? We’ll get to that right now. 

To screen recording on a Windows Pc, follow these steps: 

  1. Press Windows Key + G to open the Game Bar.
  2. Find the “Capture” Button (usually in the middle of the Game bar).
  3. Find the recording button and start recording.
  4. Look for your recordings in the Videos folder on the hard drive.

To screen record on iPhone or iPad, follow these steps:

  1. Ensure that the screen recording feature is enabled in the Control Center. 
  2. If it’s there, open the Control Center by swiping down from the top of your screen and pressing the Record button.

As for Android devices, it’s pretty much the same thing, only you will need to enable the screen recorder before you use it. 

Method #2: download Reddit Videos Using Bots

Most Reddit users are aware of this trick, but for those of you who don’t: you can actually download Reddit videos using bots. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Open Reddit.
  2. Search for the video you want to download.
  3. Comment “u/savevideo” under the video.
  4. Wait for a few minutes and a bot will reply to your comment with a link. 
  5. Click on that link and download your video.

The main drawback of this method (apart from the hoop jumping) is that there’s no possibility for batch downloading or converting the video to the format you want.

Coincidentally, there is a trick that ticks those exact boxes: YTD Downloader. 

Method #3: Download Reddit Videos Using YTD (the best way)

YTD downloader is an easy to use third-party app that allows users to download videos from over 50 known sources and platforms across the internet. YTD isn’t just about downloading videos, though, as it provides numerous auxiliary features that make the downloading and archiving process smoother and pain-free. 

Here’s a rundown of YTD’s features:

  • Offers all popular conversion formats: MP4, AVI, MKV, MP3, MOV, WMV, 3GP, FLV, etc.
  • Convert your files in-app (Premium Feature)
  • Works on over 50 download source sites, including YouTube, Facebook, Dailymotion, and Vimeo – a complete list is available on our website.
  • Batch downloading – save entire playlists of videos with a few clicks
  • HD quality in Free & up to 8K in Premium
  • Unlimited video downloads (Premium feature)
  • Advanced video management panel to keep track of and sort downloaded videos
  • Watch videos offline in-app
  • Trim the beginning and end of videos
  • Ad-free both in Free and Premium
  • Works on all devices: Windows, Mac, and is very light on resources.
  • No watermarks and useless bloatware

In this article, we will focus on downloading Reddit videos. Here’s what you have to do:

  1. Go to YTD Downloader’s homepage.
  2. Click on the  “Free Download” buttton
  3. Double click on the installer and follow the steps listed in the installer to get the app up and running.
  4.  Open YTD Downloader and paste the URL of the Reddit video you want to save.
  5. You can perform several actions here: convert the video in any format (mp4, .mov, .wmv, .avi, .mp3, .3pg). You can trim the beginning and end of the video. You can configure the quality and size of the video file. Play around with the settings and see where you’re at.
  6. Click “Download”
  7. Enjoy your Reddit video. 

YTD is entirely free, easy to install, and doesn’t require additional software or bots to work. Sign up to YTD today to download as many videos as you want!

How To Download Reddit Videos FAQ

How do I download a Reddit video?

To download Reddit videos, you will need to use a third-party app such as YTD. Currently, there is no way to download Reddit videos directly from the official app.

How do I save a video from Reddit to my camera roll?

Currently, Reddit does not provide this feature natively. 

How to download videos from Reddit Wrapped Up

And that’s everything you need to know about downloading Reddit videos. To recap – you can download your favorite Reddit videos either by screen recording, using a download bot or via a third-party app such as YTD. We recommend the latter option mainly because it provides tons of quality of life features such as batch downloading, file conversion and video trimming. But we’ll let you decide which option is best for you. For now, happy downloading!