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How to Take Screen Video Record for Instagram for Posts/Stories/DMs


It cannot be easier to record screen videos for Instagram Stories, posts and DMs on computer and phone. To keep the ephemeral Stories forever is what a screen recorder can help.

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Instagram becomes the must-have social network app for almost everyone. You can view the wonderful photos and videos from this app to find what you are interested in.

To take a screenshot is easy to keep the amazing pictures. However, once you want to follow a recipe video to cook, to take a screen video recording will be better than taking many screenshots. Moreover, videos in Instagram Stories will disappear after 24 hours automatically, which prompt you to record a screen video for Instagram.

How to take screen-record videos in Instagram posts, stories even DMs?

That is what we shall uncover in this post.

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Part 1. How to Record Screen Video for Instagram on Computer

The easiest way to record your favorite Instagram Stories, video posts, even DMs for keeping forever is taking the professional screen recorder.

Apeaksoft Screen Recorder is the easy utility to capture anything on your computer from desktop, browser, program and webcam.

When you use Instagram on computer, just take this software to help you complete the whole screen video recording. It also lets you record videos from YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, Netflix, etc.

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Record screen videos from Instagram Stories, posts and DMs.

Take screenshots for Instagram without notification.

Share the Instagram screen recordings online directly.

Save Instagram recordings as MP4, MOV, WMV, etc., for easy playback.

Now, let’s break down the exact process.

Step 1

Download Instagram recorder

Free download and install the Instagram screen recorder on your computer. It is compatible with both Windows and Mac computer. Just get what version you will need.

Initiate the window and select Video Recorder.

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Step 2

Make recording settings

In the Video Recorder window, you should select the recording region for the Instagram screen. Choose Full or Custom to use the fixed region or freehand region to capture the Instagram screen.

Toggle on System Sound and disable Microphone, which can avoid the noise around.


You are also allowed to click the settings icon above the microphone image to set the hotkeys, the output destination, output format/quality, mouse, etc., while recording.

Step 3

Record Instagram screen video

Play the Instagram post videos or Stories, or open DMs that you want to record, on your computer, and click the REC button in this software to start capturing Instagram screen immediately.


Once completing the Instagram screen video recording, just click the stop button and you can preview the screen video recording. Here, you can also use the clip feature to cut down unwanted parts of the video recording.

Click Save to save the Instagram screen video recording on your computer.


After that, you can edit videos for Instagram for forwarding.

Part 2. How to Record Screen Video for Instagram on Mobile Phone

Instagram has a huge number of users on mobile phone. If you want to take the screen recording on iPhone or Android phone, you can also make it easily.

For Android users, you will need to download and install the Android screen recorders.

As for iOS users running in iOS 11 and later, there is a free way to do the Instagram screen recording via Screen Recording.

Step 1

Enable screen recording from Control Center

Go to Settings app and then choose Control Center. Tap Customize Controls to hit the plus icon before Screen Recording to add it to the Include section.

Step 2

Recording Instagram screen on iPhone/iPad

Now you can swipe up from the bottom of your screen to access Control Center. Find a two-nest circle icon and tap this screen recording button. After the three-second countdown, your iPhone or iPad will start recording video of your screen automatically.

You just need to open Instagram post videos or Stories and play it. While recording, you will see a red bar on the top of screen.

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Step 3

Save Instagram recording on iPhone/iPad

For stopping the Instagram screen video recording, just swipe up from the bottom to up of your screen to tap the screen recording icon again. Then the video recording will be saved to the Photos app under Camera Roll.


Then you can get off the videos from iPhone to other devices for playback.

Part 3. FAQs of Recording Screen Video for Instagram

Does Instagram notify when you screen record a story?

Yes, Instagram will notify recipients when you take an expiring video personally to an individual or a group, but it does not notify the users when you screen-record videos in post and Stories.

Can You See If Someone Screenshots Your Instagram Story?

Currently, Instagram doesn’t offer any setting you can get to be notified when someone takes a screenshot of your story.

Does it notify when you take a screenshot Instagram?

Yes, Instagram notifies recipients when you take a screenshot in private conversations (also known as Instagram DMs), but only for disappearing messages. If you take a screenshot of the entire chat or regular texts and images, the person won’t be notified.

How to take a screenshot without notifying the person?

You can take Apeaksoft Screen Recorder and use the free Screen Capture feature to take a screenshot for Instagram Stories, posts or DMs. All the screenshots are taken via this software and Instagram will receive no notification, so the person you take will not know that.


Taking a screen video recording for Instagram post videos, Stories, or DMs is the easy way to save what you want to keep forever from Instagram. Surely, Instagram does not offer the recorder for you. This post shares the detailed guide to record screen video for Instagram on computer and mobile phone.
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