How To Download Photos From Instagram

Instagram, the popular social networking site acts as a large gallery for its users where people can post multiple pictures and videos. However, those posts can either be seen just by their followers or everyone on Instagram. There are millions of pictures on Instagram that anyone would love to save on their smartphone. Those posts can be aesthetic, about outfits, about news, memes, any song, any popular writing and so on. Instagram users have a very creative mind which is why Instagram is so full of content which attracts us towards them.

Sometimes, when you like a post, you wish to save it on your phone. But, Can you actually do it? Well, Instagram has an option of saving any post on your account. But, it doesn’t get saved in your smartphone’s gallery. It rather gets stored in the saved post of your Instagram account. This option is a great feature as it helps you to see the post you love anytime you want. But, what if you want to download that photo on your phone? We are sorry to say but Instagram has no such option because of copyright issues.

However, there’s no need to worry as we have got your back this time too. In today’s blog, we are going to explain a very easy method of downloading any Instagram post in your mobile phone’s gallery. So, let’s get started.

How To Download Instagram Photos

There are multiple apps available on Play Store or App Store of your device which can be used to download Instagram photos. You can install any app according to your choice. The one we are going to use in today’s method is ‘InstDown for Instagram Reels’ available for iOS users and ‘Instore: Save Story and Video’ for Android users.

For iOS users-

  1. Go to AppStore of your smartphone and search InstDown for Instagram Reels. Install the app on your phone.
  2. Then, open Instagram and find the image, reel or any video which you want to download on your mobile phone.
  3. Tap on the three horizontal dots appearing at the top of the post and a slide up menu will appear with some options in it.
  4. Select ‘Link’ option and that post’s link will get copied to your clipboard. You can copy any post’s link whether it is of private account or public account. Talking about links, you can now put links on your Instagram story too for audience engagement.
  5. Now, go back and open InstDown app which you installed earlier on your device.
  6. You will be asked to log in to your Instagram account which was used to copy the link. Go on completing the login process.
  7. After logging in, the post will start to load and appear on your screen.
  8. If you wish to download it to your gallery, simply click on ‘Generate’ button and if you just want to play it on your mobile, tap on ‘Open’.

For Android users-

  1. Go to Play Store and download ‘Instore: Save Story and Video’ app from there.
  2. Once it gets installed, go to Instagram and copy the link of any post as explained in the above method.
  3. Then, open ‘Instore’ app and paste the link in the inbox appearing on your screen.
  4. The post will get displayed on your screen and you can save it in your gallery by clicking on ‘Download’ option.
  5. If the post you want to download is of a private id, then, you will be asked to login to your Instagram account in the app after pasting the link. This way the image will get displayed on the screen and then you can download it.

How To Save Photos Taken From Instagram Camera Directly To Your Gallery

Whenever you use the Instagram Camera to take pictures, the photos you click will get saved directly to your phone’s gallery. Wanna know how? Let’s see the steps:

  1. Go to Instagram and open your account.
  2. Tap on your profile icon placed at the bottom and then select three horizontal line icon you can see at the top.
  3. Click on ‘Settings’ and then ‘Account’.
  4. You will be able to see a list of options, from here, you need to select the ‘Original Photos’ option.
  5. At last, turn on the toggle button placed in front of ‘Save original photos’ option and you are done.

The most easiest method to save any picture on your device is by taking its screenshot. Every smartphone has an option of taking a screenshot which gets directly saved into the phone’s gallery. It saves a lot of time and you won’t have to go through the long process of downloading any picture. Plus, the quality of picture will remain same the way it was posted.

How To Bookmark Any Instagram Post

It is an in-built Instagram feature by which you can save any post on your Instagram account and access them later whenever you want. Just like how you can find  out how many people have shared your Instagram post, you can also find out the number of people saving that post.

  1. Whenever you see a post on Instagram, you will get 4 icons below it- like icon, comment icon , a paper airplane icon and a bookmark icon.
  2. The bookmark icon is used for saving that post in your Instagram Saved posts section.
  3. As soon as you click on it, go to your profile page and tap on the three horizontal line icon appearing at the top.
  4. Select ‘Saved’ option from the slide up menu.
  5. Here, you will see all the Bookmarked/Saved Posts of Instagram.

Is It Legal To Download Instagram Photos?

Instagram has a high privacy concern for its users and therefore a person is given copyright of the content they post on Instagram. No one can use it to create their content or advertise a brand.

Being the owner of your content, you can allow someone else to use it but without your consent, the other person will have to deal with copyright issues.

You can save someone’s picture and repost it on your account but it is always best to at least give credit to them or get a written permission from the owner instead of getting into unnecessary trouble.

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