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How to Convert YouTube Video to 3GP

author Emily Watson
date Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015

Updated: July 25, 2020

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.

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Part 1: Download YouTube Video Files on your PC

Before conversion, you may need to download YouTube videos to your computer. Here is an online video downloader (opens new window) that allows you to free download videos from YouTube or other platforms.

This downloader is easy to use. All you need to do is to copy the video link from YouTube and paste it on the VidPaw interface. Then you will get the options to download the item. I think you'd like it as it is totally free to use!

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

FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate (opens new window) allows users to convert YouTube 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 "Convert All to" and input "3gp" in the search box. All 3GP video formats will be listed on the right side of the interface. Choose the one you need. If you have many videos to convert, click "Create New" to set the all output settings in one click.

Choose Profile and 3GP as Output Format

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

Converting Video

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 (opens new window) is the best YouTube to 3GP converter. It's easy-to-use and saves your time. It can convert the video to the format you need, such as converting YouTube video to MP4, MOV, MKV, AVI, WMV, FLV, and more.

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