How to Convert YouTube Video to 3GP

By Emily Watson, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015

After downloading YouTube videos on your computer, you may want to convert them into 3GP format to watch on your 3G phone. Here are hassle-free ways to convert YouTube to 3GP.

Part 1: Download YouTube File on your PC
Part 2: Convert YouTube Video to 3GP Format

Part 1: Download YouTube Video Files on your PC

Before conversion, you may need to download YouTube videos to your computer. A professional application you can use is FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate. This application is easy to use:

1. Download and run the program on your computer.

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2. Copy the URL of the YouTube video you need to download. Then click "Download" button on the main window of the program and paste the URL into the address field of the pop-up window.

3. Click "Analyze" button and then the application will automatically detect real video file for you.

4. After choosing the quality of the video, click "OK" to download it.

Download Online Youtube Videos

Part 2: Convert YouTube Video to 3GP Format

There are many ways for YouTube to 3GP conversion. Here I will show you three of them.

I. FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate

If you use FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate to download YouTube videos in part one, now you can still use it to convert videos to 3GP. You'll have your video converted in 2 simple steps:

1. Select the YouTube video you have just downloaded on the main window of the program. Then click "Profile" and input "3gp" in the search box. All 3GP video formats will be listed on right side of the interface. Choose the one you need. If you have many videos to convert, click "Apply to All" to set the all output settings in one click.

Choose Profile and 3GP as Output Format

2. Click "Browse" to choose a folder to save the converted videos. Now, click "Convert" to finish the YouTube to 3GP conversion.

Shut Down after Video Conversion

II. Online Convert YouTube to 3GP

1. Go to This is an online video converter website.

2. Upload your YouTube video or enter the URL of the videos you want to convert to 3GP. Then, input the settings manually and click "Convert file" finally. Note: The user interface of this site is not that friendly and it would cost you much time to convert a small video.

Convert Youtube Videos to 3GP

III. Zamzar

In Zamzar, there are 4 steps to convert YouTube to 3GP. Just as what's shown below. You would know what to do even the first glance of the picture. However, since formats for images, audio and videos are under the same drop-down, you need to browse thoroughly to find the format that you need. Also, you're required to enter the email address to receive the converted files.

Zamzar Help You Convert Video to 3GP


After comparing the three ways listed above for converting YouTube to 3GP, you'll find that FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate is the best YouTube to 3GP converter. It's easy-to-use, fast and it can both download online videos and convert them to the format you need, such as converting YouTube video to MP4, MOV, MKV, AVI, WMV, FLV and more.

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