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How to Make Screen Recordings on Instagram Stories and Video Posts

This guide will tell you how to take screen recordings on Instagram including Stories. As a social platform, Instagram has attracted oceans of users around the world. That is partly because the platform keeps updating features. At first, users can only post images and text. Now, the Story post allows you to share a whole story with animated video clips. However, there is no option to download Instagram Stories in order to protect copyright and privacy. That is why we share the how-to.

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Part 1: How to Screen Record Instagram Story on PC

Method 1: Screen Record Instagram Story on Desktop

Although you must post stories on Instagram on mobile device, the easiest way to get your favorite story is to do it on desktop with Apeaksoft Screen Recorder.

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How to Screen Record Stories on Instagram on Desktop

Step 1 Install the best Instagram Recorder

There are two versions of the best screen recorder for Instagram, one for PC and the other for Mac. Install the proper one to your computer and launch it. Choose Video Recorder from the home interface. Open a browser, visit Instagram and find the story you wish to grab.

Video Recorder Feature

Step 2 Screen Record Instagram

Make sure to toggle on DISPLAY, choose Custom and Select region/window, and set recording region based on the Instagram Story. Turn on System Sound to screen record Instagram Story with audio. Then disable Webcam and Microphone, which are used to capture your reactions and voice. Click the REC button and play the story to record it.

Tips :If you want to customize options, click the Gear icon and you will get them on the Preferences dialog.

Step 3 Export screen recording

Once the Story is done, click the Stop button and you will be taken to the preview window. Here you can check the screen recording and delete unwanted frames with the Clip tool. Finally, click on the Save button to export the Instagram Story recording to your hard drive.

Instagram Story

When you finish recording stories on Instagram, you can edit the video in iMovie to create a stunning masterpiece.

Method 2: Screen Record Instagram Story Online

If you do not like to install software on your computer, Apeaksoft Free Online Screen Recorder is a convenient way to screen record Instagram Story.

1. Screen record Instagram Stories online with no installation.

2. Completely free of charge.

3. No watermark or recording length limit.

4. Save screen recordings in high quality MP4 or WMV files.

How to Screen Record Instagram Story Online

Step 1 Open your web browser, and visit Click the Start Recording button to get the launcher.

Start Recording

Step 2 Then you can find four icons on the launcher, Monitor, Webcam, System audio and Microphone. They record through corresponding device and you can decide to enable or disable each one.

Start Recording

Step 3 Create a new tab, visit Instagram and locate the desired story. Click the REC button to initiate recording it. Hit Stop until the story playback finishes. Then download the video file.

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Part 2: How to Record Instagram on iPhone and Android

For mobile-first, you must want to know how to screen record Instagram Stories on your handset. Here are the easiest ways to do it on iPhone and Android.

How to Record Instagram on iPhone

The built-in screen recording function is the easiest way to screen record Instagram Story. This function is available in iOS 11 and above, so you have to update your software first.

Step 1 To enable Screen Recording, start the Settings app, tap on your name, go to Control Center and choose Customize Controls. Tap the green icon next to Screen Recording.

Step 2 Go back to home screen, run Instagram app and find the target story.

Step 3 Enter your Control Center, tap the Screen Recording icon, touch the Microphone icon if you wish to record Instagram along with audio. Then press Start Recording to begin recording Instagram Story.

Step 4 When it is done, go to Control Center, choose Screen Recording and tap Stop Recording. Then it will be saved in your Photos app.

Start Recording on Iphone

How to Screen Record Instagram on Android

When it comes to Android, you have to use a third-party screen recorder to record Instagram. We use ADV Screen Recorder as the example.

Step 1 Install the screen recorder app on your phone. It usually provides the floating overlay on any screen. Run Instagram app, sign in your account and find the story you’d like to record.

Step 2 Tap the floating button and choose the Record option. After countdown, the Instagram screen recording will initiate.

Step 3 Tap Stop in the quick settings panel when the story playback finished. Then you can find the recording in the screen recorder app.

ADV Screen Recorder

Part 3: FAQs about Instagram Screen Recording

Does Instagram notify when you screen record a story?

Instagram cannot detect when you screen record a story on Instagram no matter it was posted by others or yourself. Therefore, it cannot send a notification.

Can you see if someone screenshots your Instagram Story?

Unlike screen recording, Instagram now can detect if someone screenshots your stories. Then you will get the notifications under your post. According to Instagram, it is due to copyright protection.

Can you screen record Instagram video call?

By default, you do not have any recording function in Instagram. However, you can still record Instagram video calls using third-party video call recorders on iPhone and Android.


In this article, we have shared four methods to screen record your favorite Instagram Stories, even if they are not shared by yourself. Sometimes, you browse Instagram and find some stories are awesome. The problem is that you cannot download or view them once they are expired. In result, you’d better screen record them with Apeaksoft Screen Recorder and other tools once you discover them. If you have more questions, please feel free to leave them below and we will reply them as soon as possible.

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