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How to Download Online Video and Pictures on Android

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Introduction

See a picture or funny video online, that you want to save on your computer for later? This guide will walk you through the steps necessary to save those precious moments.

Downloading Images To Android

1 Download Internet Video and Pictures

Not all items can be downloaded. This changes based upon the website you are visiting and the policies the site has put into place.
Making copies of some media, be it for personal or business use, may have additional legal stipulations, copyright considerations, and fair use rights. This guide cannot walk you through the ever changing legalities that can be raised when it comes to downloading images or video.
  1. Open your mobile web browser. Look for one of these icons
    Main Mobile Browsers.
  2. Browse to the website you are using, and locate an image or piece of media you wish to download.
  3. Touch and hold the image or video without moving your finger or pointing device. A menu will open.
    Image on website highlighted.
  4. Select Download image (or Download video, if it is a video).
    Image long-press menu with Download image highlighted.
  5. You'll be prompted for where you'd like to save the file on your phone. You may change the file name if you wish. When ready to save the file, select Download.
    Download prompt with Download highlighted.
  6. You will know the download is complete by the check mark symbol on the notification bar at the top.
    Download Complete
  7. Your Android phone will pick this file up a few moments after it is downloaded, and you can view the image or video using Gallery.
    Gallery

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See a picture or funny video online, that you want to save on your computer for later? This guide will walk you through the steps necessary to save those precious moments.

Downloading Images To Android

Not all items can be downloaded. This changes based upon the website you are visiting and the policies the site has put into place.
Making copies of some media, be it for personal or business use, may have additional legal stipulations, copyright considerations, and fair use rights. This guide cannot walk you through the ever changing legalities that can be raised when it comes to downloading images or video.
  1. Open your mobile web browser. Look for one of these icons
    Main Mobile Browsers.
  2. Browse to the website you are using, and locate an image or piece of media you wish to download.
  3. Touch and hold the image or video without moving your finger or pointing device. A menu will open.
    Image on website highlighted.
  4. Select Download image (or Download video, if it is a video).
    Image long-press menu with Download image highlighted.
  5. You'll be prompted for where you'd like to save the file on your phone. You may change the file name if you wish. When ready to save the file, select Download.
    Download prompt with Download highlighted.
  6. You will know the download is complete by the check mark symbol on the notification bar at the top.
    Download Complete
  7. Your Android phone will pick this file up a few moments after it is downloaded, and you can view the image or video using Gallery.
    Gallery