Social Media Instagram How to Save Instagram Videos Any device, anywhere — keep that video to watch later by Scott Orgera Writer Scott Orgera is a former writer who covering tech since 2007. He has 25+ years experience as a programmer and QA leader, and holds several Microsoft certifications. our editorial process Facebook Twitter Scott Orgera Updated on August 05, 2020 The Ultimate Guide to Instagram The Ultimate Guide to Instagram Introduction Instagram Basics How to Use Instagram Instagram Tips for Beginners Check Messages on Instagram Add or Change an Instagram Background Search Instagram for Tags and Users Add Music to Instagram Video Use Instagram Video Chat Try Instagram Shopping Get Verified on Instagram Clear Search History on Instagram Posting on Instagram The Best Time to Post Save a Draft of a Post Repost an Instagram Story See Previously Liked Posts Post a GIF to Instagram Add Multiple Photos to Stories Save Instagram Videos How to Quickly Repost Photos Saving Photos Deleting Photos and Videos View Saved Posts With Instagram Collections Working With Followers Mute Someone on Instagram See Who Unfollowed You on Instagram Block Someone On Instagram Unblock Someone on Instagram See Who Viewed You Great Tools to Track Comments Remove Followers on Instagram Tips to Get a Shoutout on Instagram Attract More Instagram Followers Delete 'Suggestions for You' IG Tips & Tricks Instagram Tips and Tricks to Try Add Highlights on Instagram Learn About Instagram Direct Use Instagram's Close Friends Feature How to Delete or Deactivate Your Account Reactivate Your Account Reset Your Password Get Started With Location Tagging How to Repost Shoot Videos with Instagram Video Understanding IG Privacy & Security Hide Your Story on Instagram Does IG Send Screenshot Notifications? 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Use Instagram on a PC or Mac Get Instagram for iPad What is the Galaxy S10 Instagram Mode? View Instagram on the Web Online Connect Instagram to Facebook Tools for Posting From the Desktop Tweet Share Email Although Instagram is known for its user-shared photos, videos are a big part of the social media service's content. In some cases, you may want to keep an Instagram video to watch later or store it on your computer or mobile device for posterity. Here's how to save Instagram videos. How to Save Your Instagram Stories Downloading and storing stories or videos you previously uploaded or created on Instagram can be done by taking the following steps. Instagram currently does not allow you to save your Instagram video posts as standalone video files. To do that, you need a third-party app. You can retrieve videos using the browser workaround described in the next section. Open the Instagram app. Open the story you'd like to save. Select More, the three dots located in the lower-right corner. Tap Save. Choose Save Story. To save the photo without the text or effects you added to it, tap Save Photo. How to Save Another User's Instagram Videos While it can be useful to retrieve your Instagram stories, you may want to download videos shared by others. On a Mac or PC, this can be done in the web-based version of Instagram. On Android and iOS devices, you'll need a third-party app or the workaround described below. Save Videos From Instagram to Your Computer Open a web browser and navigate to the page containing the Instagram video that you would like to download. Right-click anywhere on the page outside of the video post. When the context menu appears, select View Page Source or Inspect Element. This option varies based on the browser. A new tab appears that displays the source code for the page. To open the browser's Find field, press Ctrl+F (on Windows) or Command+F (on macOS). When the search field appears, enter .mp4. Several results are highlighted, each accompanied by a complete URL. Copy the first URL. Depending on the browser, you may need to select the URL to open it in a new tab or window. Open a new tab and paste the copied URL into the address bar. Then, press Enter. The video loads in a standalone player. Right-click anywhere within the video window and select Download Video or Save Video. To rename the file before you download it, select Download Video As or Save Video As. You can now specify the filename and location where you want to store the MP4 video file on your computer. Save Videos From Instagram to Your Phone or Tablet Android and iOS users may have the option to save other users' Instagram videos to their device's camera roll. However, this must be done through a third-party app. The majority of these apps do not deliver as promised, and many include malware or other unwanted software. If you want to save an Instagram video and transfer it to your smartphone or tablet, download it on a computer using the instructions above. Then, transfer it to your device through email or another sharing method.