Ah, Instagram video. Those 15 seconds of glory and art. We told you everything you need to know about creating Instagram videos, but what if you want to download them, share them, and view them at your leisure

Whether it’s your own amazing creations or your friends’, downloading videos off Instagram is easy as pie. Just choose one of the methods below and get cracking.

1Download Instagram Videos Directly Through Browser

In fact, you can download video from Instagram directly using your browser without any software or website. Are you ready to get your favorite videos from Instagram? If so, let’s get started!

Step 1: Right click on the page and click “Inspect”, and a box will pop up.

Step 2: Tap “CTRL + F” on the keyboard, and a search box will appear on the lower-left corner, type “mp4” in the box and press “Enter” key.

Step 3: Double click and copy the link in the double quotation mark on the right side of “src=”, then paste it into your browser.

Step 4: You will be redirected to a new page, right click on the page and select “Save video as”.

Step 5: Give the video a new name and choose a saving location, then click “Save”.

2Download instagram videos using InstaDown

Similar to the numerous websites that let you download YouTube videos, all InstaDown needs is a URL. To get the video’s URL, open an Instagram Web profile click on the video you want download, and copy the URL from the address bar.

Paste this URL into InstaDown and click on the the yellow “Instadown” button. Within seconds, your browser will start downloading the MP4 file. That’s it; it really is as simple as that.

You can also click on the blue “Get BB Link” button to get a direct link to your video for sharing outside of Instagram. Pretty awesome for those friends and family that don’t use Instagram, but still deserve to enjoy your videos.

3Download instagram videos using IFTTT

Want to download all your Instagram videos? Or maybe every Instagram video you like? You don’t have to run to InstaDown with every URL, you can simply set up an IFTTT recipe.

To download Instagram videos straight to your Cloud storage, first browse over to IFTTT and create an account.

Then, click on Create on the top bar and click on this. It will ask you to choose a trigger channel. Since we want to save a video from Instagram, we will choose Instagram as the trigger.

You will need to activate your Instagram once. IFTTT will remember this for subsequent triggers.

Now, you need to choose what action that perform to your Instagram account, basically what what will trigger the IFTTT service. Since we want to save Instagram videos to cloud storages, choose You like a video as the trigger.

Then, click on Create Trigger.

IFTTT: Creating An Action Channel

The next step is to choose your action channel. For this guide, we are going to use Dropbox as an example of a Cloud storage service to backup our videos.

Activate Dropbox like how we did Instagram, earlier. Then, choose what Dropbox should perform upon the trigger from Instagram.

Since we want to save Instagram videos that we ‘liked’, choose ‘Add file from URL‘ action.

Then click on ‘Create Action‘ and ‘Create Recipe‘. With that you are done.

Now any video that you liked on Instagram will be saved in your Dropbox. However, the service will only check for triggers from Instagram every 15 minutes, so videos aren’t instantly saved.

The saved videos are in .MP4 format in Dropbox so you can retrieve them from there and watch them whenever you like.

In case you’re unfamiliar with it, IFTTT (If This Then That) is an automation service that lets you automate pretty much anything in your online life. From your iPhone to your eBook reading, the options are pretty much endless. And yes, you can harness the power of IFTTT to download Instagram videos as well. How

In order to get this working, you’re going to need an IFTTT account, an Instagram account and a Dropbox account. Next, you need to choose: do you want to download every video you upload, or every video you like? Choose a recipe accordingly, and let IFTTT take you through the process of enabling it.

The end result would be an automatic process in which any Instagram video you add or like is automatically downloaded and added to your chosen Dropbox folder. What could be simpler than that?

If you’re having trouble getting started with IFTTT, download our free IFTTT guide for help.

4Download instagram videos using SaveDeo

Not happy with InstaDown for some reason? SaveDeo is another super-simple way to download Instagram videos, and also works with YouTube, Vimeo, MetaCafe, and many other services. Here too, all you have to do is paste the video URL in the box and click “download”. You’re then redirected to a new page with an image preview and a download link.

Clicking the link lets you view the video in your browser outside of Instagram (meaning you can also share it), and right-clicking and choosing “Save link as…” will download the file to your computer.

Note that SaveDeo will show your video in its recent downloads list. Since Instagram is usually not a private affair, this shouldn’t bother most users, but it’s good to be aware of that.

5Download instagram videos using Flow for Instagram (iPad)

Want your Instagram videos on your iPad? Free Instagram client Flow  lets you do just that. Not only will you get a new and improved Instagram experience that far surpasses the native app, you’ll also be able to instantly download any video (or photo) with one tap.

When viewing the video of your choice, tap the three dots on the bottom right corner and choose “Save to Camera Roll”. You will then be able to access the video on your iPad at any time, online or offline. Easy.

6Download instagram videos on iphone

There are literally dozens of apps in the App Store that let you save photos and videos from Instagram to your iPhone. The good news is most of them are free. The bad news is they usually contain in-app purchases, tons of ads, and aren’t always the best looking apps. But whatever works…

I’ve gone through several of them, and I keep coming back to the same one as it seems to offer the best experience. In this post, I will show you how to save photos and videos from Instagram using RapidSave.

Step 1:Download RapidSave for free.

Step 2: In the Instagram app, find the photo or video you want to download, then tap on the Share icon, and select Copy Share URL.

Step 3: Launch the RapidSave app and paste the link you just copied into the box, the hit Preview.

Step 4: Tap on the Save button to save the photo or video to your Camera Roll..

As I mentioned above, there is a plethora of apps to save content from Instagram, and they’re not all really pretty, or even updated for the larger screen iPhones, but they do get the job done.

Other apps worth checking out:

The limitations of these apps

All these apps, RapidSave included, operate on a coin-based system to let you download content, where it costs one coin to download one photo or video. When you first download the app, you are given four free coins, but if you want more, you will have to watch ads to earn them.

Jailbreak tweaks

If your iPhone is jailbroken, there are different tweaks you can download from Cydia to let you save pictures and videos from Instagram to your iPhone. InstaBetter, InstaEnhancer, Instagram++, and InstaTools are just a few of the many options available.

7Download instagram videos using Via Torch Browser

To download Instagram videos, first download and install Torch browser on your computer.

After installing, paste the URL of the Instagram video you want to keep and load the page. On the Instagram video page play the video, so that Torch browser can grab the download link.

On the top bar, there is a Video button. Before you play the video the button is greyed out but after playing the video the button becomes clickable.

Click on the Video button to download the Instagram video.

The downloaded Instagram video will be saved in .MP4 format which can be played on almost any player and device.

8Download via 4k video downloader

Now it’s possible save Instagram video clips on a computer using 4K Video Downloader.

1. Download and install free video downloader for PC, Mac and Linux – 4K Video Downloader.

2. Go to the user or your personal user url on instagram in another tab. Example:instagram.com/instagram.

3. Copy url from address bar and click “Paste URL” in the main application window.

4. Select quality and press the “Download” button.

5. All done. Click “Show in folder” in order to find your downloaded video.

9Download Using InstaDownloader Android App

It is definitely convenient to use an app to save Instagram videos than heading to a web solution for it. InstaDownloader is one such amazing app which lets you download Instagram videos with ease.

InstaDownloader is a quite popular app. It also lets you download videos from Vine. We have not tried doing that but you can let us know if it works.

In order to download Instagram videos using this app, you just need to have the URL to the desired video. After you have copied the URL, you just need to paste it in the field and it would automatically start downloading the video file.

10Downlaod Using the URL Trick

It is a quite simple yet effective method. You do not need to search for available online download solutions to get started. You just need to copy the URL and add a prefix “qq” to the domain name.

For instance, the original video URL is – www.instagram.com/p/BF8UAYOSWTz/. You just need to add “qq” to the domain name which would look like: www.qqinstagram.com/p/BF8UAYOSWTz/

Now, you will be redirected to the Savedeo’s web page to start downloading the content as shown in the image above.

11Download Using InstaSaver Android App

InstaSaver app for Android is yet another convenient solution to download Instagram videos. It is just like the InstaDownloader but with some useful added functionalities.

InstaSaver lets you save the image and copy the text (description / hashtags) as well. So, you will just have to copy the URL and paste it. And, then you will have to click on “Save Video” to start downloading it.

In addition, to make things easily accessible, it shows up in the notification bar so that you can reach out to the app with the Instagram video link quickly.

12Download Using W3Toys Website

W3Toys is a web service which allows you to download Instagram videos. You just need to head on to its official site to get started/

Now, you simply need to copy and paste the Instagram video URL to start downloading the video content you require.

13Download Using DreDown Web Downloader

DreDown is yet another popular web downloader for Instagram. First, you just need to head to DreDown’s Instagram video download page.

After you have successfully loaded the web page, you need to copy and paste the Instagram video URL to the required field as shown in the image above to get started with the download.

You just need to click on “DreDown!” button after pasting the video URL. Now, you will need to click on the desired video quality to start downloading it as shown in the image below.

14Download Instagram Videos with Third-party Software

To download video from Instagram, third-party software like Gihosoft Tube Get can be your good helper. It’s a free, clean and powerful video downloader for Instagram, as well as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Here I will show you how to download Instagram videos using this free Video Downloader for Instagram.

Step 1: Copy the video URL on Instagram and paste it into Gihosoft TubeGet.

Step 2: Select download resolution and saving location for the video.

Step 3: Download and save Instagram videos to your computer.


As easy as it is to download videos off Instagram, don’t forget that you have no rights over videos you did not create. Yes, you can download them. Yes, you can enjoy them. But don’t go uploading them as your own, or distributing them in any way, especially without due credit. You wouldn’t want the same thing done to you.

Know of other ways to download videos from Instagram? What do you do with the videos you download? Tell us in the comments.