Have you ever wondered if there is a way to get your wording or your transcript from your YouTube video, without it costing you a penny?

If you’re creating videos for your YouTube channel, wondering how repurpose your YouTube videos more easily or putting together your content repurposing strategy, this blog is for you.

Why is it a good idea to download your text from your YouTube video?

As business owners it makes sense to repurpose as much of our content as we can.

Take one piece of content and get it in front of as many eyeballs as you can.

Make it work for you. 

You can take the wording, create a document and then play around with it and create posts and even perhaps the beginnings or the body of a blog or an article on social media as well. 

Repurposing your content is a timesaver and effective.

How to download your transcript from your YouTube video 

You need to be logged in to your YouTube account.

 Go to the video you want to get the transcript from.

Here’s an image of a video that I’ve uploaded to YouTube.

transcript from youtube video

On the bottom right hand side of the image you’ll notice three dots.

To get the transcript from your video you click on these three dots.

What happens when you click on the three dots?

When you click on the three dots, you’ll get two options. 

Report or Open transcript

What you want to do is you want to click on the Open transcript option.

On the right hand side of your screen, you will see your ‘transcript’ of your video


On the right hand side of your screen, you will see your ‘transcript’ of your video

What are the numbers on the left-hand side?

These numbers are the timestamps and they relate to the time that you say them in your video.

But you just want the text from the transcript.

How to remove the timestamps from your YouTube transcript

To remove the time of your timestamps you just click on the three dots on the right hand side.

You’ll see Toggle timestamps. 

Click on it. 

You’ve removed the timestamps.

You can now highlight the transcript and paste the content onto a document.

In no time at all, you can easily edit your content so it looks more presentable and then you’ve got the transcript you can use either in social media posts or if you want to add any of the content or turn it into a blog to then add it to your website.

I’d love to hear how you plan to use your transcripts from your YouTube videos.

 For more repurposing tips and ideas, check out:

16 ways to repurpose your blog

How to repurpose your content


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