5 Ways to Save Videos from Instagram

Instagram is one of the most popular social media platforms in Malaysia, with over 25 million users as of October 2023. Many people use Instagram to share and watch videos, whether it’s stories, reels, IGTV, or posts. But what if you want to save a video from Instagram to your device for offline viewing or sharing?

Unfortunately, Instagram does not have a built-in feature to download videos, so you need to use third-party tools or tricks to do that. In this article, we will show you five ways to save videos from Instagram in 2023, using apps, websites, or screen recording.

1. Use a Video Downloader App

There are several third-party apps available that can help you download videos from Instagram. One such app is “InstaSave for Instagram.” Here’s how to use it:

  • Download and install the “InstaSave for Instagram” app from your device’s app store.
  • Open the Instagram app and find the video you want to save.
  • Tap the three-dot menu icon in the upper-right corner of the video post.
  • Select “Copy Link” from the menu.
  • Open the “InstaSave for Instagram” app.
  • The app will automatically detect the copied link and display a prompt to download the video. Tap “Download” to save the video to your device’s gallery.

Please note that the availability of such apps may change over time, so you may want to search for a reliable video downloader app on your device’s app store.

2. Use an Online Video Downloader

Several websites allow you to download Instagram videos by simply pasting the video’s URL. Here’s how to do it:

  • Open the Instagram app and find the video you want to save.
  • Tap the three-dot menu icon in the upper-right corner of the video post.
  • Select “Copy Link” from the menu.
  • Open a web browser on your device and go to an online Instagram video downloader website (e.g., “SaveFromWeb”).
  • Paste the copied video URL into the downloader’s input field.
  • Click or tap the “Download” button.
  • Choose the video quality or format you prefer.
  • The video will be downloaded to your device.

Please be cautious when using online downloaders and ensure that you are using a reputable and safe website.

3. Use Screen Recording (for Personal Use Only)

If you want to save an Instagram video for personal use and don’t plan to share it or violate copyright, you can use screen recording. Many smartphones have built-in screen recording features. Here’s how to do it on an iPhone:

  • Open the “Settings” app on your iPhone.
  • Scroll down and tap “Control Center.”
  • Tap “Customize Controls.”
  • Find “Screen Recording” and tap the green plus icon (+) next to it to add it to your Control Center.
  • Open the Instagram app and find the video you want to save.
  • Swipe down from the upper-right corner (or swipe up from the bottom, depending on your iPhone model) to access the Control Center.
  • Tap the screen recording icon (a circle with a dot inside) to start recording.
  • Play the Instagram video.
  • When you’re done recording, tap the red status bar at the top of your screen and select “Stop.”

The recorded video will be saved to your Photos app.

4. Use Instagram’s “Save” Feature

Instagram itself offers a built-in feature to save posts. Here’s how to use it:

  • Open the Instagram app and find the video you want to save.
  • Tap the bookmark icon (it looks like a ribbon or flag) below the video to save it to your saved posts.
  • You can access your saved posts by tapping your profile picture in the lower-right corner, then tapping the three horizontal lines in the upper-right corner to open the menu. Select “Saved.”

Please note that this method allows you to save the video within the Instagram app, but you won’t be able to export it to your device’s gallery.

5. Request the Video from the Original Poster

If you want to use an Instagram video for legitimate purposes, such as sharing it on another platform or obtaining permission for its use, consider contacting the original poster. You can send them a direct message (DM) or leave a comment asking for their permission to use or share the video. In many cases, users are willing to provide the video directly or grant permission for its use.

Remember to always respect copyright and intellectual property rights when using Instagram content for any purpose other than personal viewing.

In conclusion, there are multiple ways to save Instagram videos in 2023, including using third-party apps, online downloaders, or screen recording. However, it’s essential to use these methods responsibly and respect the privacy and copyright of content creators on the platform.

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Amir Zulkarnain
Amir Zulkarnain

Amir Zulkarnain, a tech enthusiast, provides insightful articles on the latest technological trends. Passionate about innovation, Amir offers a fresh perspective on the ever-evolving tech landscape.

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