How to download video from Instagram: Step by step guide!

Wondering how to download the cool videos that surface on Instagram from time to time? It is fairly easy to download the videos, although the social media platform does not have an official video downloader. In this article, we will explore different ways in which you can save Instagram videos for free in your PC or mobile device – android or iOS.

Here is how you download videos on iOS:

Make sure you have InstaSave Shortcut installed in your device to be able to save the video. If you don’t have the app, click here to Get Shortcut to add it to your library.


This app works in iPhone and iPad with iOS 12 or later versions. All you need to do is go to the video that you want to download and tap the three dots that appear beside the video. Choose the option “Share to..” which will pop up different options from which you can select. Choose Shortcuts when it displays, allow the application to access your photos and videos. There you go! The video will be saved in your gallery as soon as you hit OK.

There are other apps which let you download videos from Instagram

We will discuss some of the apps here. The procedure to save videos is mostly the same:

For iPhone or iPad without iOS 12-

One of the free apps which are promising is Repost: For Instagram. This app is free but with ads; however, it gets the work done. Here is where you can download it and install it on your device.

Step by step guide to saving the videos

Locate the video you want to download and click on the three dots that appear beside the content as explained before. Copy the link to the video as you would do if you want to share the video via the link. Open the application Repost: For Instagram in your phone – it will copy the link from the clipboard and automatically bring you the video. Press on it. When it opens the video so you can repost it in your feed, instead of reposting it, you simply save it to your Photos app. That is to say, it does it on its own. Voila!

For Android

The process is almost the same as when you download the videos on your iPhone or iPad. There are many apps you can find in your play store that do the job. I will list some of them here.

InstaSaver is one of the apps that works pretty nicely. Make sure that you have the app on your device.

Copy the link to the Instagram video that you want to download and paste it in the blank space that you see after you open the app on your phone. You need to first click on the Insta Post Downloader button. Next, you need to Save Video. After this, it gets downloaded to your gallery.


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The above-mentioned apps work in Android phones where you can download the videos of your choice. The process is the same as the other apps explained above.


DreDown website

This website lets you download posts from not only Instagram but other popular websites as well – Facebook, Twitter, Youtube. The steps to download the videos from Instagram are as follows:

Copy the link to the Instagram video by locating the video on your Instagram. Now go to Google or any other search engine and visit the website. There, click on the Instagram icon to be able to download it. Paste the link in the empty bar and press Dredown. It will display the size of the mp4 and download link option. Click on the latter after you have confirmed the size and that is it. The video will start to download then.

Chrome or Firefox Extension

Ensure that the extension is installed in your browser to be able to download the video. The procedure is the same for both the extensions – Downloader for Instagram for Chrome and Video Downloader for Instagram for Firefox.

This is how you do it –

Log in to your Instagram account on the web. When you reach the video you want to save and place the cursor on top of it, a button to download will automatically pop up. Press it.

That is all you need to do in order to download the videos using the extension. We could have just started from this!

Now that you know how to download the videos, it is also important to understand that resharing these videos as your own is considered piracy. If you need to download the videos for your use or whatever reason, do it without causing harm to anyone. Instagram should be a safe space for everyone to use. Make sure you are not invading anyone’s privacy when you do it. Anyways, if you like this article, check out another here.





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