If you find a YouTube video with an audio track that you really like, there are multiple reasons why you might consider saving only the audio as an MP3 file.

In this article, I'll show you how to save the audio from a YouTube video in only a few clicks – all you need is the video's URL. Unlike other sketchy YouTube to MP3 converters out there, this converter is trustworthy; you don't need to sign in or download any apps. Plus, it works in the browser of any computer, tablet, or phone, including iOS and Android devices. Here's how you can get started:

  1. Copy the YouTube video link
  2. Paste the link into the Kapwing Converter
  3. Export & Download

First, head to YouTube and search for the video you want to save audio from. Once you've found it, copy the video's URL found at the top of the page.

A graphic showing how to copy the URL from a YouTube video.

Next, head to the Kapwing YouTube to MP3 Converter, where you'll be able to create your audio file in a few clicks. Paste the YouTube video link that you copied in the previous step and it'll immediately start loading the video into the converter.

A screenshot of Kapwing's video converter homepage.

Once the video has loaded in the tool, select the small arrow in the upper right corner and choose "Export as MP3" as the output file format.

A screenshot from the Kapwing Converter tool.

To download just one part of the video's audio track, click the "Trim Video" button on the right side of the screen, then drag the ends of the purple bar to indicate where you want the audio to start and end.

3. Export & Download

Once you're happy with your edits, click the Export button in the upper right corner and your audio file will start processing. After a few moments, your MP3 file should be ready for download! Click "Download" to save the audio to your device (if you're on an iOS device, it will be saved to the Files app).

If you're not signed into a Kapwing account, sign in or sign up using your Google or Facebook account – once you've signed into a Kapwing account, you can temporarily store all your files for free in your Kapwing Workspace.

Create MP3

Remember to tag us @KapwingApp if you share your creations on social media – we'd love to see what you make! Before you go, make sure to subscribe to the Kapwing YouTube channel and Resources page as we're constantly producing new tutorials to give you the best social media tips and tricks.


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