Instagram has become a one stop shop for social media lovers. The social media platform is not just photos, you get a lot of other content, be it tic-tac-toe reels, creative infographics or visually interesting footage on IGTV. Having a good time browsing through videos and photos on the platform. But what if some important work or call comes in the middle of watching a video on Instagram and you omit the name of the page / account. While the app doesn’t have built-in options for storing or downloading videos, there are a few tools that can help you get that video. In this article, we’ve listed a few simple steps you can follow to download IG videos on a smartphone or desktop.
How to download Instagram videos on desktop
There are several third-party websites that allow you to download Instagram videos. One of the easiest sites is a 4K video downloader that works on Windows, MacOS or Linux. Here’s how to use it.
Step 1- Open your Instagram account, copy the link of the video you want to download. Right-click on any video on the desktop and then select Copy Link.
Step 2- Then open the 4K video downloader in the browser and click on the green paste link button.
Step 3- The app will pop up a small tile that will ask you to view the format and save the location for the file.
Step 4- Once selected, click on the download option.
Step 5- Once the download is complete, right click on the video name in 4K Video Downloader and select Play to watch the video.
How to download Instagram videos on iPhone
The Apple ecosystem is not as flexible as Android, but there are some effective apps that can get the job done. One such app is Blaze: Browser & File Manager.
Step 1- Download the app on your iPhone and once it is installed go to Instagram.
Step 2- Copy the video link you want to save and paste it into Blaze app.
Step 3- Tap the Download button, then select the ‘Export Video to Camera Roll’ option. The video will then be saved.
How to download Instagram videos on Android
The Google Play Store has a bunch of apps that allow you to download Instagram videos. One of the useful apps is the video downloader for Instagram that lets you quickly save a video from the platform.
Step 1- First, download the app from the Play Store.
Step 2- Once done, open Instagram and go to the video you want to download, tap the three-point icon in the top right.
Step 3- Tap the Copy link.
Step 4- Then open the video downloader for Instagram, the application will automatically paste the link you copied. Then it will start downloading.
The downloaded video can be navigated to the Photos or Gallery app on your Android phone.
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