How to download Instagram Videos, Photos, Stories, Reels, Highlights, IGTV

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How to download Instagram Videos, Photos, Stories, Reels, Highlights, IGTV

Having difficulty in downloading contents from private and public Instagram accounts?  Guess you want to download the IG Reels and videos of another user on Instagram, but Instagram  won’t enable you to do that.

This article explains all you would need to know and even more as you read further.

How to download or save Instagram Videos

Each device has its own different method and  ways of downloading, depending on the type of contents.

Contents you can download include:

  • Reels
  • Highlight
  • IGTV
  • Stories

Step by step guide how to use universal methods for all devices for downloading Instagram videos

  •       Copy the link of the user of the account you want to watch Instagram videos from.
  •       Enter https://instastories.watch/en/video_downloader/ into the search box then click search.
  •       You will be directed to a page that contains all public profile data you desire to view .
  •       To download video from Instagram app online, open the post first. 
  •       At the top, you will find a download box
  •       Click and it gets downloaded and saved on your device.
  •       You could always find the downloaded property in your gallery.

How to download Instagram Videos on PC

Screen record

  •       Pause the videos, then right click anywhere on the page.
  •       Select inspect
  •       Click on mobile icon
  •       Refresh the page
  •       Click on the network tab
  •       Click on media
  •       Play video for a while the pause
  •       Right click on the link under Name, then select open in the new tab.
  •       Pause video, right click on it
  •       Select save video as…
  •       Rename it if you want to, then click save.

Development tools

Step by step guide on How to Download Instagram videos using Browser Development tools:

  •       Open the video you desire to download
  •       Then right click on the video, a menu list comes up
  •       Select “inspect” or “view page source”
  •       Simply Press Ctrl+F Key to open “Find” icon, then type in “mp4”
  •       The search will immediately display a section of code
  •       Copy the link next to “src”
  •       Paste into a new tab, then the video begins to play
  •       Right click ,a menu comes up then select “save video as…

How to Download Instagram Videos on iPhone

First by using:

 Apps

  •       Download the App Blaze: Browser and File manager from Apple App store.
  •       Load the Instagram app on your iPhone.
  •       On the video you want to save, you will notice a three-dot icon
  •       Click on the three-dot icon, then select “Copy Link” in the menu
  •       Paste the link into the blaze app, click download then close the options.

Other apps you can make use of include:

  •       Repost
  •       Instant save
  •       Fast Save
  •       Saver Reposter
  •       Reshare Story

Screen record

  •       Open your iPhone’s settings app
  •       Go to the control center—> Customize control. Press the +button close to screen recording.
  •       Close the App
  •       Swipe up from the bottom edge of your screen
  •       Press the record button at the bottom of the screen, then wait for about three-seconds
  •       Open the Instagram App
  •       Load the video you desire to download
  •       While recording, allow the video to play until its over
  •       Press the red highlighted timestamp at the top-left of your screen
  •       Choose to stop recording.

Safari

You can download Instagram videos on your iPhone also through Browser Safari

Steps:

  •       Open the Instagram app on your iPhone, then go to the video you want to download
  •       Tap the three dots in the right top corner
  •       Click “Copy share URL”
  •       Go to the safari app, open the Instagram video downloader
  •       Paste the video link there
  •       Click on the download button. The server fetches the Instagram video
  •       When the video is ready, click on the download button
  •       The advancement of your download, can be tracked from the downloads icon
  •       Once it finish uploading, click on that icon to check your downloaded video
  •       Select the video, choose the share icon
  •       Then “save video” to save the downloaded version in your gallery

How to Download Instagram Videos on Android

Screen record

  •       Find the in-built application “Screen recorder” if you cannot find it, you could  set it under “settings”
  •       Open “Settings” and look for “System”
  •       Click on it then scroll down a bit to click “About phone”, you will find “Build” for adding Developer Options.
  •       Find the developer. Open then select “Feature flags”
  •       Insert the recording function by looking for its press. After the button is added, tap to get started.
  •       Open the Instagram app, then load the video till the end. The video is then saved in its “images”.

Cache

  •       Go to the video, you want to download
  •       Click and watch till the end, so it can be downloaded entirely
  •       Open your phone’s  “File manager” and go to Android—>Data—>com.instagram,andriod—>cache—>video
  •       You will find all the videos you have viewed
  •       You can tap on them and choose the “video” option to play them
  •       However, all these videos will get stored in cache. And if the phone cache is deleted, all the videos too gets deleted.

App

  •       Open your goggle play store, and search for the app called “video Downloader for Instagram “ by In shot Inc.
  •       Once you see the mobile app, install the app on your android
  •       After the video downloader has been setup, open your Instagram app and then load the video you want to download
  •       Tap the three  dots on the upper right corner of the video. Then copy the link, it would ask you for access Go for “Allow” to be able to download videos from Instagram.
  •       When the app opens, it will detect that you have copied an Instagram link to your clipboard, but incase it doesn’t then paste the URL where it says “Paste Share URL Here”
  •       The video will show up on your screen together with a pink “Share Icon” which you will have to click next
  •       Click “Download image” option in the “ Share “ menu to prompt video to download into your Android
  •       The video gets saved and you could access it by opening your file manager or gallery.

 How to download Instagram Reels

  •       To download Instagram Reels from your own account, just click on the Reel’s three-dot menu and choose save to camera roll.  And it gets saved.
  •       To save other users’ Reels ,the only method is by using a third-app or website.
  •       Open Instagram app, copy link of the Reel you want download
  •       Enter  https://instaStories.watch/en/reel_downloader or https://storiesig.me/en/reel_downloader into your chrome browser search box
  •   You will directed to a page, paste link into the search box
  •   Select the search button and the video will appear, then choose the download button and it will start downloading immediately.
  •   The video will be saved to your gallery.

 

How to download Instagram Highlights

  •       Enter   https://instaStories.watch/en/highlight_downloader or https://storiesig.me/en/highlight_downloader/ Into your chrome browser search box, then search
  •       You will be directed to a page that contains the Instagram highlight you desire to download
  •       open the post first . At the top, you will find a download box  in any language you feel comfortable with.
  •       Click and it gets downloaded and saved on you device
  •       You could always find the downloaded Reel in your gallery.

How to download Instagram IGTV

 

How to download Instagram stories with Insta stories downloader

  •       Go to https://storiesig.me/en/story.downloader/ or https://instastories.watch/en/video_downloader/
  •       Type in the user name of the account
  •       Select the story you want then click download
  •       It gets saved on your device.

 

How to download Instagram Photos, Pictures, Images, Posts

 

·   How to download Instagram Photos on PC

Screenshot

  •   Go to the Instagram photo
  •   Open the Snipping Tool on your PC
  •   Adjust your Snipping ‘Mode’ and then click ‘New’ in the menu toolbar.
  •   Select the area of the image you want to snip.
  •       After capturing your snip, select the ‘Save Snip’ button.

Development tools

  •       Open the image in afresh browser tab
  •       Right click on the image and a menu will pop up
  •       Select “View Page Source”, this will display the page source code up in a different browser tab.
  •       Scroll down through the code, until you find .jpg link
  •       Copy the URL text that comes between the two speech or quotation mark
  •       Paste URL in another fresh tab
  •       When the image loads, right click to download to your computer.

How to download Instagram photos on iPhone

Screenshot

  •       Open the Instagram app, wait for story to load
  •       Hold down the power and home button on the top right corner of your phone
  •       Open camera on your iPhone then click on camera roll
  •       Edit the photo to your taste if necessary.

Safari

  •       Open the Instagram app on your iPhone, then go to the photo you want to download
  •       Tap the three dots in the right top corner
  •       Click “Copy share URL”
  •       Go to the safari app, open the Instagram photo downloader
  •       Paste the video link there
  •       Click on the download button. The server fetches the Instagram photo
  •       When the photo is ready, click on download
  •       Once it finish uploading, click on that icon to check your downloaded photo
  •       Select the photo, choose the share icon
  •       Then “save photo” to save the downloaded photo in your gallery

 

How to download Instagram Photos on Android

Screenshot

  •       Open the Instagram app, wait for story to load
  •       Turn your airplane mode on
  •       Go back to the Instagram App, click on the photo you want and take a screenshot
  •       Force quit the Instagram app, then disable mode.

App

  •       You can use the InShot app. By downloading it from Apple store or google play store.
  •       Then install.
  •       Other apps you could use include:
  •       Capcut
  •       Movavi clips
  •       Lomotif
  •       Filmr

Conclusion

The most easiest method to download videos or photos from Instagram with any device, is by using the website https://instastories.watch/en/video_downloader/ for videos or https://storiesig.me/en/photo_dowmloader/ for photo.

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