How to Save Instagram Photos and Videos Free and Easily

How to Save Instagram Photos and Videos Free and Easily

According to the statics, Instagram users upload over 80M photos per day. How many pics do you see in your newsfeed? Even if you follow a few Instagram accounts, sometimes you find really great photos and vids that you might want to save. Unfortunately, Instagram doesn’t provide a direct way to save its content. But don’t worry, there is always a way to do it. First of all, decide where you want to save Instagram content:

Then read our post and learn how to save Instagram photos and videos easily.

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Download Instagram photos and videos on iPhone

There are several free ways you can follow to get any Instagram image or video right on your iPhone. Check them below and choose the one for you.

Make a screenshot and trim a photo

You can get: photos

The easiest way to save Instagram pics on iPhone is to take a screenshot of it and them cut unnecessary parts with a built-in photo editor in Camera roll. Follow these steps:

  1. take an iPhone screenshot;
  2. go to Photos -> Camera roll and find your pic;
  3. tap Edit in the top right corner;
  4. tap the Cut button and select a part of the pic you want to keep; edit instagram pic
  5. tap Done.

This method is great when you need to save a couple of pictures, but it’ll take you too much time if you need to save let’s say 50 Instagram photos. That’s where a good app is your must-have. There are numerous apps you can use for downloading Instagram pics and video. Here are the best ones.


You can get: photos

Download Instake app for free here. Then run the app and insert your Instagram login and password. Instake is very simple. To download pictures with this app just:

  1. tap the Heart in the left corner and choose whether you want to see your newsfeed, popular photos, your own pics or the ones you liked;Instake
  2. double tap images you want to download;
    Instake save Instagram phto
  3. tap the Arrow sign to download Instagram photos.

All the images will be saved to your Camera roll. Unfortunately, Instake doesn’t save videos. So if you want to keep some Instagram video, you’d better use InstaSave.


You can get: photos, videos

InstaSave is a great free app to download Instagram pictures and videos. Its functionality a bit differs from Instake. You don’t need to add your login data to this app, it’s enough to copy Instagram photo or video link and to paste it into InstaSave. get viedo link Right after you paste a link, you’ll be forwarded to a preview tab where you can choose whether you want to save the video or not. All the saved videos and pics will go to Camera roll and will be as well available in the Downloads tab.

save instagram video

As for the drawbacks, there are at least two of them:

  • ads at the bottom of the screen in free version;
  • no batch download mode.


You can get: photos, videos

IFTTT is perfect for those who have numerous social accounts and want to manage all of them with just one app. There are dozens of features you may use, but the one we need now is automatic Instagram video and image saving. To cut a long story short, as soon as you put Like to a clip or a photo, IFTTT will download it to your Dropbox automatically. To do that, you need to have an account at:

  • IFTTP;
  • Instagram;
  • Dropbox, Google Drive or Evernote in case you don’t like Dropbox.

When you get all three, follow these steps:

  1. connect Instagram and Dropbox to your IFTTT account.
  2. choose a Recipe, a ready setting for your goal.connect accounts to IFTTT
  3. click Activate Recipe to download Instagram videos to Dropbox automatically.

download videos to Dropbox

Download Instagram on iPad

Downloading Instagram pics and videos on iPad is not a difficult matter. Of course, you can use one of the apps listed above, but they might not look great on a big iPad screen. That’s why it’s better use an app specially designed for iPads.


You can get: photos, videos

Flow is a must-have when you want to save Instagram content on your iPad or iPad Mini. It has stylish design and provides most of the Instagram features. You can check your newsfeed, like photos and videos of your friends, get notifications about new followers and comments and do everything you do in Instagram except for taking photos. One more great feature is that the app lets turn off video autoplay. It’s very useful when you use Cellular Data or travel abroad.

download video with flow

To download Instagram content with Flow simply open a pic or video that you want to save and tap three dots at bottom right corner. Choose Save to Camera Roll to download Instagram photos or video.

Download Instagram on Android

If you prefer Android to iOS, don’t worry! There is also a great solution that will let you download Instagram images and videos onto your smartphone.

Video Downloader for Instagram

You can get: photos, videos

Video Downloader for Instagram allows its user to save Instagram photos and videos via link copy-paste mechanism. Like with InstaSave, you need to copy Instagram pic or video link and paste it into Video Downloader. Then tap Download and wait for a couple of seconds till the process is completed. Unfortunately, there is no batch download mode or any other advanced features.

Video Downloader for Android

Download Instagram photos on PC, Mac

You can get: photos

To download Instagram pictures on your PC or Mac, you can use the same method as on iPhone – take a screenshot and cut unnecessary parts with Microsoft Picture Manager. With MacBook it’ll be even easier, just choose a part of the screen you need to save. Read this post to learn to take screenshots on MacBook and PC.

The next way is a bit more difficult and is great for proficient users.

  • Open a picture you want to save in your browser;
  • press F12 button to see page code;
  • click Ctrl+F to open search line;
  • type jpg in search line and click Enter;
  • copy the long link you’ll get and paste it in a new tab;save instagram photos free
  • save Instagram photo as you save any other pic.

Although it may seem terrible, it’s not that hard to extract Instagram photo following these steps.

Do you know any other way to save Instagram content? Tell us about it!