Sometimes we see content on Instagram that we want to keep, be it a recipe, a workout video, or something cat related for sending to our friends.
The thing with Instagram is that you can’t download and save videos like you can on other platforms, so how do you go about this? Here’s how!
If you’re an iPhone user you can use the record screen function. Whilst this doesn’t give you the best quality video, it does give you a very quick and easy way to save content.
Especially if you have those friends that you send content to and it turns out to be a private page. Simply drop the navigation menu just as the video starts and then hit record. You can start and stop recording at any time. You’ll then find the video in your albums, which then makes it easy to re-watch, share and keep!
Downloading Your Own Content
If you have taken a live video for your story, Instagram won’t automatically save it to your camera roll. If you want to keep what you have just filmed, first you need to start by opening the story. From there, click the options button and hit download!
This way you’ll be able to keep your own content. This is also applicable for any videos that you upload as well, as they are your own, you will always be able to access and download your own content.
Sometimes we want to share videos and content from other users and post it on our own feed. If this is the case, then you won’t want to use the screen record feature, as you can see when this has been done. There is an array of third-party apps available for both android and iPhone.
These apps are basic to use, all you need to do is download them and install and pretty much away you go. From there, when you see content that you like on someone else’s feed, all you need to do is enter their username into the app and then rip the content that you want to save!
Remember when you used to download songs off YouTube and convert them? I mean, that is really going back in time, but that did use to happen. A web-based downloader such as Task Ant is a very similar concept. Firstly, you will need to find one and that’s relatively easy to do, just type in Instagram video saver into google.
From there, you’ll be presented with a search box where you need to put in the Instagram URL or username. Once you’ve done that you can work through the feed until you find the content that you want to download. The process is quick and straight forward, the only catch here is that you will need to import the videos onto your device so that you can repost them. That aside, it is a quick way to get the content that you want.
Use The Collections Button
There is a way that you can save other users’ content into your Instagram if you don’t want to download it right then and there. Collections allow you to save and group an array of content from other users making sure that you can reach it later.
If you have seen a video that you like the look of, but don’t have the time to download it there is a button on the righthand side of the content. It is set away from the like, comment, and message button, simply tap it.
From there you’ll see that it is saved into your collections. To access, simply go to your feed, click the 3 bars on the top right-hand side and scroll down to save. The best thing about this? Instagram will save it into specific collections for you to make finding it easier!
When it comes to downloading videos from Instagram, you aren’t short of options. The first thing to bear in mind is whether or not it is your own video, if it is you can miss out on a lot of these steps! If not, use one of our suggested pathways and you’ll have access to all the content in no time. It is worth noting that you may need permission to download other users’ videos as it is their property, especially if you are wanting to post it on your own feed.