How to download Instagram videos

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How to download Instagram videos


Hacks around downloading videos from YouTube and Facebook is fairly common since a lot of people access the platforms using a personal computer. But, when it comes to Instagram a lot of the usage is on smartphones.

There’s no direct way to download videos from Instagram but if you’ve spotted a video that you need offline – here are some hacks that you can put to use.

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1. Open the Google Play Store and search for the mobile app called ‘Video Downloader for Instagram’ by InShot Inc.
How to download Instagram videos


2. Once you’ve located the mobile app, install the app onto your smartphone.
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3. After the video downloader has been set up, go back to Instagram and open the video that you wish you download. The only restriction is that the video has to be posted from a public account. The app won’t be able to put videos if they have been posted by an account that’s private.
How to download Instagram videos


4. Tap the burger menu (three dots on top of each other) on the upper right corner of the video post. Select copy link. Go back to your app drawer or menu to locate the video downloader app and open it.
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5. On opening the app, it will ask for access which you will have to ‘Allow’ in order to be able to download videos from Instagram.
How to download Instagram videos


6. Once the app is open, it will automatically detect that you have an Instagram link copied onto your clipboard. In case, it doesn’t automatically load the link for you, all you have to do is paste it where it says ‘Paste share URL here’.
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7. The processed video will show up on your screen along with a pink ‘Share icon’, which you will have to click next.
How to download Instagram videos


8. Tap the ‘Download Image’ option in the ‘Share’ menu to prompt the video to download onto your phone. An ad might pop-up at this point, since this a free to use app – just close it and move onto the next screen.
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9. The video will automatically be saved on the smartphone. You can access it by opening the you Gallery or the File Manager.
How to download Instagram videos


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