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How To Download Instagram Videos

Published February 1, 2024

Instagram is now used for sharing videos just as much as it is used for photos. And we think that’s a good thing because some videos on Instagram can be very useful.

A ton of videos are uploaded onto the app daily. These videos can be anything from comedy skits to guides or walkthroughs. When going through all the videos on your feed, there will be some that you’d love to watch later.

Instagram comes with a feature that lets you save the video to watch again on the app, but that may not work for you. You may want to share the video with someone who doesn’t have Instagram, or simply watch without an internet connection.

Sadly, Instagram doesn’t have a feature for saving videos, but there are a few ways around that. We’ll take you through some of them.

How To Download Videos From Instagram

Screen Record

One easy way to save Instagram videos is by screen recording them. You can easily do this on almost any device whether iOS, Android, or even PC. If your device doesn’t come with the screen record option, many tools can help you do that.

Once you have the screen recorder set up, simply let the video play and it’ll be saved on your device. However, there are a few steps you should take to get the best video.

  • Increase your volume before recording: The screen recorder captures everything on your screen. This includes the bar overlay that appears when you increase your volume.

So, unless you are comfortable with that being a permanent part of your video, do all audio tweaks before recording.

  • Put your phone on DND first: The screen recorder also captures your popup notifications, so ensure they don’t happen while recording.

Put your phone on DND by clicking on the icon on your control center or notification bar, before recording.

  • Analyze the video after recording: Screen recording isn’t a very reliable option, so it’s best to watch the video and ensure you’ve got it correctly.

Check the audio and video quality, and tweak any necessary settings till it is to your liking. You might also have to crop out some sections of the video, usually at the beginning and end, to make it look great.

Use a website

There are a few websites that help visitors download Instagram videos to their devices. This can be a great option if you don’t want to download any software on your device.

They all work the same. Tap the share button, then tap on ‘copy link’ to get the link to the video. Paste this on the website and it will extract the video for you to download.

Just be wary of the popups disguised as download links.

Use an App

Apps are the most elegant of all the solutions here. The best ones are paid, but you can also find some free apps that work well. There are also free web apps out there that will do the job perfectly, such as our Instagram video downloader.

With these options, you can watch your best Instagram videos at any time. However, try to credit the owners of the content, if you decide to repost. Happy downloading.

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Jessica is a writer who specializes in social media, marketing, and digital strategy. She is a graduate of Antioch College and earned her MBA at Boston College’s Carroll Graduate School of Management, specializing in STEM Management. Her work has been published in numerous academic journals and mainstream publications. She lives in New England with her husband, two children, and three dogs.
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