Instagram is constantly growing and offering options to its users, but the basics remain the same: it allows you to view the videos and photos of all those who wish to share them through the application. From the app, you can not download them to the mobile or computer, but it is not difficult to get them if you touch the right button.
The way to download Instagram videos, your photos, and, also, Stories, is evolving over time: the applications that achieve this improve the options and also the accessibility of the content. So let’s take a brief look at a couple of ways to download Instagram content to your phone using iGram.
The always welcome applications
Since Instagram does not allow downloading videos and other content, and Instagram Timeline is publicly accessible, there are many apps that allow access to any account to download everything that has been uploaded (if it is public, of course). In our example, we are going to use iGram, which is an Instagram Downloader. This app is simple to use and does not entail any risks apart from advertising. It is also important to pay attention to the permissions, which is a decisive detail for our selection.
The way iGram works is usually the same as other apps:
Go to the official Instagram app and find the photo or video you want to download. In our example, let’s head to the official Instagram account and tap on this photo
Click on the three dots and choose “Share link…”.
Select “Copy to clipboard”.
Go to iGram to download the Instagram content and paste the copied link as shown.
Click “Download” and the content will be saved to your phone.
In the above way, you can download photos and videos from the Timeline. Posts with several photos are also accessible, and all the images will be available to be downloaded.
How to download Instagram Stories
The above serves to download videos and photos from Instagram, and it is also valid to download Stories because these also have a share link you can use.
So, to download Instagram stories we will use iGram as well, an application that will be very useful to download all the Stories you want. The process is exactly the same as with pictures and videos:
- Locate the storie you want to download, remember stories sometimes and a combination of photos and videos, you will download these independently.
- Click on the three dots and choose “Share link…”.
- Select “Copy to clipboard”.
- Go to iGram to download the Instagram content and paste the copied link.
- Click “Download” and the content will be saved to your phone.
Depending on the stories you choose, you will end up with different files to download.
Basic method: use any browser
Since Instagram is accessible via the web you can also enter the public profiles from Google Chrome or similar. This allows you to take a simple screenshot of both photos and videos. It also concerns the Stories, of course. It’s not the most convenient method, but it’s more than functional and secure.
You can also inspect the code of the Instagram page using any desktop browser: right-click on the content, then on “Inspect” and dive into the code until you find the .jpg or .mp4 files (photos and videos). It’s impractical but it works as well.