How to Save a Video from Instagram?

Instagram being a widely used social media photo-sharing app is also known for the videos shared on it as a part of the app’s content service. From time to time, you may like a video posted by your followers or the people you are following and want to save it for different purposes such as to be able to watch it at a later point in time. Lucky for you, this can be done within the span of mere few minutes. Let’s get started and look at the different ways of saving videos from Instagram.

How to Save Instagram Videos:

  • Go to Instagram app.
  • Go to the video post that you wish to save.
  • Tap on the save button which is located in the bottom-right corner of the post
  • After which the video will be automatically saved onto the ‘Saved’ folder.
  • To locate the video, go to your own Instagram profile page.
  • Tap on the icon, represented by three horizontal bars in the top right-hand corner.
  • Tap on the folder ‘Saved’ and you a folder will open where all your saved videos will be in.

One drawback of this feature is that, it doesn’t allow for the video to be saved onto your phone, as you will still be required to go onto the Instagram app and view all your saved videos.

How to Save Videos from Instagram to Your Computer:

Although it can be useful to save the videos onto your phone, some Instagram users often want to save videos onto their computer. This can be done on any PC or Mac computer through the web-version of Instagram. Let’s see how this can be done:

  • Open any web browser and go to the Instagram website, and navigate to the user’s page which contains the Instagram video you wish to save.
  • Right-click anywhere outside of the video post on the Instagram page.
  • A context menu will appear, click on ‘View Page Source’ or ‘Inspect Element’. There may be various options under different names depending on the browser.
  • A new tab will open, displaying a source code for the entire page.
  • By using the following keyboard shortcuts: Ctrl+F on Windows or Cmd+F Mac, start the browser’s ‘Find Field.’
  • A search field will appear, after which you should enter the following text in it: mp4
  • Several results will appear which will be highlighted, each complemented by a URL.
  • Copy the first URL and paste the copied URL onto a new tab. Press Enter.
  • The video will start to load in its own standalone player. Right-click anywhere on the video and click on ‘Save Video As.’
  • A pop-up box will open where you can enter the filename and location where you would like to save the MP4 video file on your hard drive.

If you want to re-post those saved videos make sure to take consent or include the watermark of the video owner. Try considering to buy real instagram followers or even this may also increase the chances of followers, video views and likes.

How to Save Videos from Instagram to Your Phone:

Most Instagram videos require the help of third-party apps to save or download Instagram videos onto your phone, A large majority of these apps are either coupled with viruses and malware and do not promise to deliver what they say they will.

EasyDownloader, is an app which will allow you to save or download any photo or video you desire. Instead, saving videos is just a couple of taps away. For this application to work, you will need to have the Instagram app installed onto your device beforehand. Moreover, this app will not enable you to download any content from a user that has their post marked as private.

Another option to download the video onto your phone is by using Kapwing’s free Convert Video tool. It will allow you to download a video only if the user has a public account. This can be done by:

  • Opening the video you wish to save in Instagram.
  • Tap on the three dot action menu on the top-right corner of the video. Tap on Copy Link.
  • ’Open Kapwing’s free Convert Video tool by going to the websitekapwing.com/convert-video on your browser.
  • Paste the copied URL from the Instagram video into the ‘Paste a URL’ box.
  • The video will start downloading in the editor.
  • Click on the ‘MP4’ option to save the Instagram video to your camera roll, and then click the “Create” button at the bottom of the page.

A drawback to this is for iOS users, the Kapwing app will need to be download to save the video to camera roll.

A last option is to screen record which allows you to save a video even if the Instagram video is private. On an iPhone, a screen recording function is pre-built. Android users may require a third-party app to do so. Make sure to un-mute the audio if you want to keep the videos audio as well.