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How to Get a Google Voice Number

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Google voice number is a telephony service which provides voice mail and calls forwarding, text messages, voice messages and lot more services to its customers.

If you have ever wondered how to get a google number, how to get a google voice number, how to get a google phone number or have ever questioned what is my google voice number then you are gonna get all the answers today.

In today's article, I will walk you through the step by step procedure which will let you go in-depth about how to get google voice number. So let's move to the guide and find out a phone number for google.

How to Get a Google Voice Number

The procedure to get a google voice number is furnished below. I can assure you, after reading the guide you will not only  get google voice number but you will also learn how to use google voice number.

Step 1: First of all, Log in to your Google account. To log in to google account, you can use any of your google accounts. Visit www.google.com/voice and enter the credentials.

All the Google's products are unified so you can use same ID and password for all of them which you use for your Gmail account.

And if you Do not have any google account then you will have to create one for you. For this, go to accounts.google.com/NewAccount and fill all the necessary columns and sign up. After you are signed up, log into it.

Step 2: After the login to your account, you have two options to choose from. One is to create a new number for your google account or use your own mobile number.  click on any of them as per your need. If you want to use your mobile number then select the option

In the below screen, you can see two options, click on any of them as per your need. If you want to use your mobile number then select the option I want to use my mobile Number else go for I want a new number.

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If you choose I want a new number then you will see a screen like I have shown in the screenshot. Now enter the Area or Zip code to find the available local numbers and click on Search numbers. 

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Step 3: Once you type the Area code, all the related numbers will start displaying. Now choose any of them by clicking on the circle next to the number. And click on Continue.

Step 4: Following the previous step, you will need to enter the pin (Personal Identification number) and confirm by filling the same number in the provided box. Once done, check on the I accept Google voice's terms and Privacy Policy. Continue! The screenshot is given below.

Step 5: Clicking on Continue button will lead you to the next step i.e. Add a forwarding phone. Here, you will have to link your number, which will ring whenever someone calls on your Google Voice number.

You can add multi numbers in future if you want.

Step 6: Type the phone number in the box next to the Phone Number and select the phone type. I am quite sure you are getting all the steps clearly. But in case, if you have any perplexity, you can confirm it by the given screenshot.

Step 7: Now here comes the Verification procedure. After you click on the Continue, you will see a verification window. Find the number displaying on the screen and click on the Call me now button to confirm the verification. After a second or so, your screen will prompt to the new screen that is Calling your phone… 

Before clicking on the Call me now Button, make sure yo have your phone nearby to you. Else you may miss the call.

Step 8: Pick the call-up and type the confirmation number mentioned. Subsequently, the screen will appear after confirming the verification that is Congratulation! You have successfully set up Google Voice! Click on Finish. And you are done. As you will see all the rest details appearing on the screen after you click the finish button. 

Moreover, If you want to make any changes to your google voice account, then you will have to go to google voice settings page and make the desired changes there. To go to setting page click on the gear Icon from the top right corner of the screen. You will be landed to a new window, where you can make changes accordingly.

To do so visit setting page by clicking on the gear Icon from the top right corner of the screen. You will be landed to a new window where you can make changes accordingly.

For instance, you can edit and change the number you would like to ring your call to, you can change the forwarded calls setting, apart from that, you can change the text and voicemail by going to the same tap.

In short there are lots more features available over there. Whenever someone send a text to you, you can receive them right on your inbox. You can make calls from your Gmail and lot more. Once you create an account you will get to use various features

In short there are lots more features available over there. Whenever someone send a text to you, you can receive them right on your inbox. You can make calls from your Gmail etc.

And one more thing, you will have to Add your credit card information under the “Billing” tab if you want to make international calls. It means to make calls on other countries you will have to pay.

If you are an Android, Blackberry or iPhone user then you can download its official app on your device to get the things easy.

Now you might have learnt how to get a google voice number. Along with the procedure, I have also shared some of the basic tips with you! I am hoping you have enjoyed this article and have found it beneficial.

If you have any queries, don't feel hesitate to ask. We are always here to help you.

Sonam is an IT engineer by education and passionate freelance writer/blogger by profession. She is a tech enthusiast and loves to read and write about technology. Her hobbies include reading, watching TV, delving into new things and creating interesting content to help people with all things tech!!

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  1. Jesse

    April 9, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    hello thank you for this wonderful tut. but i have a lil problem creating a new google voice. when i try to create it, it doesn’t ask for any pin like things are going well creating it. but at the end i will choose a number, try to confirm it, but it will always tell me “error trying to add your google voice number, try again later”. is there a way out of this please?

    • Amartya Baidya

      April 10, 2016 at 12:45 pm

      Hi could you tell us where you’re from as that would help us immensely in figuring out a solution 🙂

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How To Delete Linkedin Account

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Linkedin is a popular social networking website, designed specifically for professionals. Linkedin let us build professional connections and provides the opportunity to network with like-minded people and explore the business like never before.

Despite its immense popularity among the professionals, there might be your own reasons to discontinue Linkedin. Perhaps, it's not providing value to you, or you no longer want exposure among the professionals!

Evidently, it should not be our matter of concern, instead, we should focus more on how to delete a LinkedIn account or how to un-connect on LinkedIn.

In this guide, I'll walk you through the process to delete the LinkedIn account in easiest steps. Just keep on reading till the end and I assure you, you will not have to wonder how to delete LinkedIn profile ever again.

How To Delete Linkedin Account

Closing the Linkedin account is extremely easy. It's not a one-click process, though. But the steps to be followed are extremely easy and nuisance-free.

But before we get started with the process, I would like to draw your attention to the consequences you would have to face if you will delete your account permanently!

After deleting your account,

  1. You'll lose all the connections you've built so far along with the information you've added on your Linkedin account.
  2. Despite deleting your profile on Linkedin, it may still be visible temporarily on various search engines like google, yahoo, bing, etc.
  3. If you notice you get recommendations from Linkedin of people, jobs, skills matching your profile information. If you close your Linkedin account, you may no longer have access to any of them.
  4. You'll lose all the endorsements you have gathered on Linkedin so far and, your profile will no longer be visible on Linkedin.

If you are still not convinced and want to discontinue Linkedin, let's go to learn how to deactivate LinkedIn and get out of it!

How To Delete Linkedin

In order to delete your Linkedin profile, you need to follow the below steps.

Mind you, once you delete your account you'll lose all your connections and interest. If you ever want to come back, you'll have to start the whole process all over again and have to build the connections, which might be painful to you!

Now coming to the steps. 

Step 1. The very first step is to log in to your Linkedin account. Open your browser and go to Linkedin. Enter your credentials and click on Sign in.

Step 2. Now once you are on your linked account, you need to go to the privacy and settings page.

For this, hover your cursor over your name on the top right corner of the home page and click on Privacy & Settings. If you didn't understand which option I'm talking about, see the below screenshot.

Step 3. For the security reasons, you may get prompted to sign in again. If so, enter your Linkedin ID and password again and sign in. Once done, you'll see the following screen.

Step 4. In the above screen, you can see the Account option on the left-hand side, click on it.

Step 5. Once you are on the account page, click on Close your account link under helpful links. I've provided the screenshot below in case any doubt!

Step 6. Now before going further, you will have to specify the reason why would you like to close your LinkedIn account? You can select any of the appropriate reason and click on Continue. 

Step 7. The very next moment you'll be asked to verify the account which you want to delete. If the information seems correct to you, then you are good to go. Now click on Verify Account. The screenshot is given below.

But before you click on Verify Account, you'll be notified that “All of the confirmed email addresses associated with the closed account will be available to create a new LinkedIn account or for use with another LinkedIn account within 24 hours of closing your account.”

It means if you drop the plan of deleting your linked account within 24 hours of deletion, you have chances of getting your account data back!

Step 8. If you are thinking that you are done, then hold on, there is still one step left to be followed.

As sooner you click on Verify Account button, you'll be redirected to a page where you will be shown a list of consequences you'll face when you delete your account. (Which I've already told you).

So ignore that and confirm the procedure by clicking on the Close Account button.

 

That's it, you are done. It may take up to 76 hours to delete your account permanently. Well, I believe the guide was helpful, to you and now you very well know how to delete a LinkedIn account.

But I would again say, deleting the account is not always the solution.

If your reason behind deleting the Linkedin account is getting access to emails from Linkedin, then the issue can be resolved and you can continue with Linkedin. You can follow the below steps to reduce the number of emails you get from LinkedIn.

  • Go to the Privacy & Settings page by hovering the cursor over your name, exactly the same way I told you above.
  • On the left sidebar, you can see the options  Communications. Just tap over it. I've provided a screenshot below to make you understand better.
  • In the links provided, select the Set the frequency of emails under ‘Emails and Notifications'.
  • Once done, you'll be redirected to a window where you can select which type of emails you want and how often you want them. For example, if you want emails of Messages from other members, Updates and news, Messages from LinkedIn, etc. And If you want those emails than what should be the frequency.

There are possibly other solutions for certain problems. But at last, the choice is yours. You know both the consequences of deleting the account and how to delete the LinkedIn account.

If the guide was useful to you, don't forget to hit the share button, and for any doubt comment below!

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How To Delete Oovoo Account

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In the technology epoch every day we are introduced with a new application. Where every next app come along with some better features. Each app has something better than the previous one.

Skype, WhatsApp, Instagram, Kik and lot more apps are there which are equally popular among the populace. Similarly, one of these apps is Oovoo. Although, it's not as popular as other mentioned apps, it's indeed a feature-rich app.

Oovoo is a video chat and messaging application that facilitate instant messaging, video and audio calls. This app is similar in some respects to Microsoft's Skype. And the best part of this app is, you can video chat with up to 12 people simultaneously.

Oovoo is available for iPhone, iPod, iPads, and Androids. You can also use OoVoo on your system (MAC or PC).

However, many of us might not be familiar with the app but one who has been using it are loving it! Most of the Oovoo users are happy with its service.

But if you don't like the app or want to delete it then this article will help you to learn how to delete Oovoo account in easy steps.

How to Delete Oovoo Account

If you don't want to use Oovoo anymore then this article might assist you. Read out the article and learn the procedure to delete the Oovoo account. Below, I have compiled a step by step guide to making it easier for you.

To delete the Oovoo account, follow the below steps.

No matter if you use Oovoo on PC or mobile, this article is written for all the users of Oovoo. Below, I've shared the method to delete Oovoo account from the mobile device as well as from PC.

Starting the guide for mobile users first. The steps are given below.

How to Delete an Oovoo account on Mobile.

The first and most important step which you need to follow before moving to the deleting procedure is removing all your personal details from the app.

Delete all the information you have furnished in the app and make yourself unreachable.

Once done, you are ready to terminate your account. Now follow the next step.

  •  Open Oovoo app on your phone or tablet.
  •  Now, enter the credentials and sign into the app.
  • Once you are signed in, touch your Display Name at the top of the screen. Tap on edit icon and type Closed in the display name field.
  • Now following the previous step, tap on your profile photo and then, tap over the Settings option from the drop-down menu.
  • Under the Settings option, tap on the Privacy & Security. Here what you need to do is change your search profile setting so that no one can search your profile. To do so, simply change search preferences to No one.
  • Now tap on the profile photo and remove it.
  • That's all. After a day or two, your account would be deleted permanently. Now all you need to do is remove and uninstall the app from your device so that, you won't mistakenly open it.

How to delete your Oovoo Account from PC

Like we did in the above method, we have to do all the same things again in order to delete Oovoo account from the computer. Follow the below steps and make Oovoo account terminated permanently.

  • The first step is to remove all your personal information given on the app and make yourself unreachable.
  • Once done sign into your Oovoo account by putting your email Id and password.
  • After that, go to  My profile and edit my profile. 
  • Here you will need to make some edits like remove your display picture and type Closed in the display name field. See the screenshot.
  • Once done, again go to settings and then privacy. 
  • In the privacy section, change the search profile setting and make it to “No one”.
  • Afterwards, move to the email section and Under Notifications, uncheck all the boxes provided. In any kinda confusion, you can take the reference of the screenshot given below.
  • And at last, uninstall the Oovoo app from your computer. And your account would be terminated.

If you don't know the un-installation procedure, then see it below.

For Windows XP: Go to the Start menu> then Control Panel>  select Add or Remove Programs> select ooVoo, then click Remove.

For Vista: Go to the Start menu> then Control Panel> select Programs and Features> Select ooVoo> and click Uninstall.

This was the complete step by step guide to delete Oovoo from the mobile as well as from the computer. After following all the steps, your account would be deleted forever.

However, there can be various reasons which made you took the decision to delete the account, but if one of the reason is security or bothering like if someone is troubling you then you can block him/her from the Oovoo.

see the below guide if you don't know how to block someone on Oovoo.

  • To block someone on Oovoo, tap on the contact and hold it. As sooner you hold the contact it will highlight red.
  • Now tap on the Block icon the person would be blocked. And will not be able to contact you anymore.
  • If you want him/her to remove from your roster, then tap on Block and Remove.
  • And if you don't want to block that person but want to remove him then tap the Trashcan icon and then Remove.

Once the person is blocked from your account, he/she would no longer be able to see your profile and contact you. But if you have simply removed him/her but not blocked then, he/she can still contact you.

So if you want anyone to not contact you forever, re-add them and then block him.

Note: If you re-add the person, they will not know they were re-added and won't get an invitation either. So without any hesitation, you can block anyone from the account.

This was all about how to delete Oovoo account and how to block anyone on Oovoo. If you found the guide helpful, you can share it on social media.

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How To Mail Merge?

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Mail Merge is an advanced feature of MS Word. Most of us know how to send a personalized email to a person but when it comes to sending the same email to multiple people with a slight difference, won't you get confused??

This is where word mail merge get's the spotlight. The mail merge in the word is a very powerful tool which lets you create a personalized letter and send it to thousands of people all at the same time.

Similarly, you can create the mail merge labels and envelopes with the same tool.

So if you are inattentive of the features offered by mail merge, stay tuned, we have got a detailed guide on everything about mail merge from what is a mail merge to how to use mail merge.

Excited to learn how to mail merge?? Well, what are we waiting for, let's learn how to do a mail merge!

How To Mail Merge:

Many people over the web keep seeking proper knowledge about how to do a mail merge. Mail merge might sound new to many but merging emails via mail merge is extremely easy.

Before going into the in-depth steps on learning how to do mail merge, let's have a quick look at what is mail merge, it's functionality, how to do a mail merge in word and everything in between.

What is mail merge??

Mail merge is a powerful tool and a great time-saver which lets you write and send personalized emails or letters to many people at the same time. It also helps you create labels and envelopes with the different recipient's information on each envelope.

The working of the mail merge is simple. It uses the main document which contains common fields to be sent to the users and a source file which is basically an excel workbook or the list of information about the users including the name of the recipients, their addresses, contacts, etc.

The mail merges tool imports data from the excel sheets or access database and uses them as the recipient's information. This is just an overview of the working of mail merge. In the below guide, I'll walk you through the exact step by step guide on mail merge. Also, the steps on how to mail merge labels.

How to use mail merge:

The below steps will tell you how to use mail merge to send documents to many people all at the same time.

Step 1. First of all, open MS office on your computer. Now type a new letter or document you want to send to multiple people using an existing database of the recipients' information. Or you can also use the existing documents for the same.

Step 2. Now to begin the process, click on the Mailings tab in the toolbar and then select Start Mail Merge option and select Step by Step Mail Merge Wizard from the drop-down menu.

Step 3. The Step by step mail merge wizard will guide you through the 6 main steps involved in the mail merge. All you need to do is to follow all the steps carefully and get the mail merge done.

Although the help panel is enough to tell you how to mail merge exactly, we have mentioned all the steps on our own to avoid any kinda confusion.

The 6 steps you'll encounter in the whole process of mail merge is given below.

1.. The first step is to select the document type whether it is a letter, envelope or other. Once done, click on the Next: Starting document link below. See the below screenshot if you didn't get what I mean.

2. Now select the starting document. If you have a letter written there, select Use the current document or you can also use the ready to use template offered by word. For this, select the second option that is Start from a template. Or choose the third option Start from the existing document if you have a file saved on your computer and open it.

Once done, click Next: Select recipients and go to the third step.

3. To select the recipients, you can use the existing list on your computer or can create a new one. If you already have an excel sheet or access database, navigate through it and click on Open.

The very next moment, Mail Merge Recipients dialog box will appear showing all the contacts with a checkbox next to it.

You can check or uncheck any person to select/deselect accordingly to control which person should be getting the mail.

Once you are done, click on Ok, select Next: Write your letter and move to step 4.

4. In this step, you need to write your letter if you have not done it so far and add an address block, greeting line or some other information. Just place the cursor on your letter where you would like to add information and select the item, select the template, see the preview and click on ok.

You can add more than one items in this step. Once done, move to the 5th step.

5. In this step, you can preview your letter. Use the arrow highlighted in the below screenshot to see how each recipient will receive the letter, you can modify specific letter if you want.

Once you are ok with everything, it's time to go to the final step which is complete the merge.

6. In the final step, you don't need to do anything but print the letters. In the print dialogue, do the appropriate settings and just click on Print and all your letters will be printed.

That's it, doing mail merge is that simple. It is a simple yet very useful feature offered by Microsoft. If used properly, it comes out to be very handy and helps you save lots of your time and efforts while sending similar mail to multi people.

Sending emails manually to many people can be really effort taking. Use mail merge and enjoy the ease of work.

After reading the guide, if you still have any doubt regarding how to mail merge, feel free to put your query in the comment section below.

And if the guide was helpful to you, don't forget to mention that too in the comment section!!

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How to Use New Snapchat Update?

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Snapchat is one of the best apps for instant messaging. Snapchat, if you know, is the only app of its type who is self-destructive in nature.

This features, however, was enough to distinct this app from the other messaging apps, but the recent update of Snapchat has made this app stand out of the crowd in many ways.

Initially, snaps and short videos could be sent via this app, and text messaging could be done. But the new update has brought down to us the ability to not only audio chat but live video chat!

Not only this, there are so many new features in the new version of Snapchat that you will end up loving this app even more.

The features include the Snapchat add ons like lenses, chat 2.0, replay, video calling, audio calling, face-swapping, celebrate a birthday and many others!

Are you excited to learn how to use a new Snapchat update??

Well, no worries!! We will walk you through the step by the guide on how to work the new Snapchat update. The lenses, video/audio chat, replay and everything the new Snapchat has come along, including how to update the new version on your phone, everything!

I know you can't wait to learn how do you use the new Snapchat and leverage all those amazing features. Let's head over to the guide!

How to Use New Snapchat Update:

Before that, make sure your phone has the latest version of Snapchat. If you don't have the latest Snapchat on your phone, go to the play store or app store, and update your app!  

Let's get started with the most amazing features i.e. video/audio chat. Then we will go through the other features one by one!

I can assure you, after reading out the tutorial, you won't ever have to ask from anyone how do you use the new Snapchat!

#Video/Audio Chat:

Among so many changes Snapchat has brought to us, the most awaited feature is Video and Audio chat.

Although we already have many apps which support audio and video calls this new feature On Snapchat has made this app a close companion to the big instant messaging apps Whatsapp and Facebook messenger.

Making a Video or audio call on Snapchat is extremely easy! Just go to the contact list on your Snapchat app and tap the contact name you want to talk via audio or video call.

Just beneath his/her name, you will see a text box to type the text message and just below that text field; there would be multiple options like phone icon for the audio call and Camera icon for a video call! Just tap any of these two options accordingly and you are done!

Lenses:

After Audio and Video chat, the most adorable and appealing feature offered by Snapchat is the number of lenses. Snapchat uses the face recognition technology to provide you with amazing lenses!

The lenses let you add the special facial animations and effects including those of a puking rainbow, heart eyes, crying face, Dracula face, birthday celebration and what not. Moreover, the app keeps rolling out the new lenses every now and then.

But this feature only works on the newer version of Android. Those with the older Android phone can't use this feature.

Also, the front camera on your phone should be turned on while using Lenses. To use lenses on this app, long tap your face while in selfie mode or while video chatting with someone.

This step will load the lens just below the screen. Tap on any of the lens icons to see the lenses taking effect. You can swipe the lens to the left to see the more lens.

Filters:

You can make your images look more appealing by adding the filters to them. You can add the current date, different colors and effects, local weather and several other features.

But by default, this features comes disabled. You need to enable filters on your snap chat to utilize this feature.

To enable filters, Go to Settings(by tapping the gear icon)> Manage> Additional Services. Now check the option Filters. 

To use Filters on your Image, take a picture and swipe left or right to see the filter previews. Keep doing this until you finalize the option you liked the most!

Face-Swapping

Face-Swapping is another great update we see in the Snapchat new version. You can easily swap your face with another using Snapchat. Swapping can be done even from the Photos already residing in the gallery of your phone!

Stickers, emoji, and text:

New updated of Snapchat has brought us more than 200 stickers, several new emojis and of course the ability to add a caption to the images.

Using the Stickers and emoji is all the same as we normally do. But for the text, you need to enable from the Additional Services menu.

Once you click a picture, you will see a T icon on the top of the window to add the text.

Snapchat Chat 2.0

The new Snapshot has brought us great features for the chats. Which includes more than 200 stickers, audio, and video notes up to 10 seconds, sending multiple photos at a time, video and audio chats along with the ability to send snaps while online.

Want more features?? I don't think so!

Story replies and Replay Purchases:

Along with the above features, the new Snapchat version gives you the ability to Story replies and the replay Purchases.

You get one free option of a replay once in 24 hours, but you can buy the replay if you want.

The new Whatsapp version gives you the ability to buy the Snapchat replay via the in-app purchases.

On every 3 replays, you need to pay $0.99. Pretty reasonable, isn't it?

So that's how to use a new Snapchat update!

The new update has surely brought us the amazing features which none of us would prefer to miss! So try these features out and let us know your feedback about your favorite features.

We have told you enough that you can easily use the new update of Snapchat without looking for any further instructions.

If you still have any query on how to work Snapchat update, feel free to drop us a comment. For more such articles on Snapchat, do click on this link!

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How To Download YouTube Videos More Faster Using IDM

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As we all know YouTube is the largest video sharing website. It’s the biggest online video community in the world. It allows Users to Upload their Video, Download YouTube Videos, and these videos can be seen anywhere.

Any user can watch, videos by just login on the website. You can find different variety of videos here, for example, learning videos, entertainment, comedy, action, movies, music, marketing and many more from any part of the World.
According to YouTube Latest Stats more than 3.5 to 4 billion videos viewed per day(approx) and 48 hours of video Uploaded per minute. This is all about the Giant Videos WebSite “YouTube”.

By default, YouTube does not allow to download videos due to Copyrighted/patent issue. It only allows to send the Link to friend & family and he/she can watch it from anywhere in the World on YouTube.

But, today We come up with a new trick to download YouTube videos with More fastest speed by IDM. IDM here refers to fastest- “Internet Download manager”. So, here are the Instructions to Download videos from YouTube using IDM.

Steps To Download YouTube Videos using IDM

1. Go to IDM Link for download Internet Download Manager and download the files. (It's free)
2. After downloading the file, install it in your Computer.
3. After Installing IDM just Restart the computer, Your Browser to run IDM Addon on it.
4. Now go to YouTube Website and while watching it you will get Notify about a button Above Right side your Video Saying that Download this Video-Green Arrow- Just click it and your video will start downloading using IDM with more fastest Speed as compared to others software and tricks.

Benefits of Downloading YouTube Videos Using IDM

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1. It maximizes your Downloading Speed up to 8 times.
2. It Supports Resume/pause Download that will start downloading data from the interrupted state due to the lost connection or Any Network Problems or Computer Restarts due to unexpected recovery problem.
3. It Supports all browsers with User-friendly Interface.
4. It also has many inbuilt features like a dial for download videos and also shut down the computer, when downloads get completed.
5. It directly fetches the Video with All Available and given formats as possible.

So using this awesome and world's best downloading software you can download youtube videos very fast !!

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