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How to Save Favorite Instagram Videos on Windows/Mac/iPhone/Android

Instagram is a worldwide platform that users can share photos and videos. If you see a funny picture, you can screen capture it with various tools on your phone or computer. Then how about saving Instagram videos? Is there any way to download private Instagram videos?

There is no such a download icon that you can save Instagram videos posted by people you follow. Moreover, Instagram photos and videos live for 24 hours only. You may find that the uploaded Instagram images and videos disappeared after 24 hours automatically.

But do not worry about that. No matter you want to save Instagram videos for offline watching or re-posting, you can get complete tutorials here. This article will show you useful skills about saving Instagram videos before and after posting. By the way, you can save someone else's Instagram live videos to your computer or phone too.

How to Save Instagram Videos

Part 1: How to Save Instagram Videos to Your Computer

It is not difficult to save videos from Instagram to your Windows or Mac computer. You can save Instagram stories and videos from your account or others' with the following steps, as well as Instagram live video streams.

How to Save Someone's Instagram Video as MP4 without Extra Tools

This Instagram video saving method works for all web-based versions of Instagram. Thus, you can save Instagram videos on Mac or PC directly.

Step 1: Open a web browser. Visit the page that contains the Instagram video you want to download.

Step 2: Right-click on a blank place on your Instagram webpage. (Do not right-click on the Instagram video post. It does not work.)

Step 3: Choose "View Page Source" or "Inspect Element". (It depends on the web browser you use.)

Step 4: A new page opens full of source codes. Trigger on the browser's Find field. Press "Control" and "F" keys on Windows. Hold "Command" and "F" keys on the Mac.

Step 5: Type "mp4" and press "Enter". Find an Instagram video link from the highlighted results.

Step 6: Copy and paste the complete URL in a new window. Right-click within the video window. Select "Save video as" to save an Instagram video on your computer.

Save Instagram Videos

How to Save Instagram Videos with Online Instagram Video Downloader

You can also use an online Instagram video downloader to save from Instagram. There are many tools that you can download Instagram videos anonymously online. This section will take Downloadgram.com as an example.

Step 1: Visit Downloadgram at https://downloadgram.com/.

Step 2: Copy the Instagram video URL into the blank.

Step 3: Click "Download" to analyze the Instagram URL.

Step 4: Click the new popping-up "Download video" option to save Instagram videos online.

Download Instagram Videos

How to Save Instagram Live Videos with Chrome IG Story

Chrome IG Story used to be a popular Chrome plugin that can save Instagram live videos after posting. The Instagram live video will be saved as a ZIP folder. However, the author takes it down because Chrome IG Story violates Instagram Terms of Service.

But do not worry about that. You can use Screen Recorder to save Instagram live videos in the original quality. It is supported to adjust screen size, video/audio recording settings and take snapshots freely. Both Windows and Mac users can save Instagram live videos of others on any browser, including Chrome, Safari, Firefox and more.

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Cannot Find Your Downloaded Instagram Videos? Here Is Your Best Solution

There is no way to save Instagram live videos after 24 hours. Thus, if you lost previously saved Instagram videos, you cannot save videos from Instagram again. Fortunately, you can run Apeaksoft Data Recovery to recover deleted or lost Instagram videos from Windows/Mac, emptied Recycle Bin/Trash Bin, hard drive, flash drive and other removable drives without backup.

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  • Recover saved Instagram videos and photos from deletion, data overwritten, hard drive damage, virus attack and other reasons.
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Step 1: Launch Instagram video recovery software. If you save Instagram videos to a portable device. You need to connect it to the computer first.

Step 2: Mark before "Video" and the related hard disk drive. If you want to recover Instagram photos, you can select "Image" and other options too.

Choose Type

Step 3: Click "Scan" to find the currently existing and deleted Instagram videos. Just open one folder in the left pane to have a check.

Scan

Step 4: Select and preview your Instagram video or photo. You can use the built-in "Search" engine to search for the certain Instagram video's name or path.

Deleted Images

Step 5: Click "Recover" and set the destination folder. Do not save the recovered Instagram videos to the same data loss location. Finally, you can get deleted Instagram videos back in minutes.

Recovery

Part 2: How to Save Videos from Instagram on iPhone

As for iOS users, you can take measures below to save Instagram videos to Camera Roll or elsewhere on the iPhone. Well, you may need to use an online Instagram video downloader or third-party Instagram video download app to solve the problem. By the way, an iPhone screen recorder also works for saving Instagram videos on iPhone.

How to Save Instagram Videos to Watch Later

If you want to save some Instagram posts and watch later, you can use its built-in save feature. Of course, you can save Instagram videos within the Instagram app to watch later too. All your saved Instagram videos will be in the new collection named "Saved".

Step 1: Tap the little ribbon icon to save an Instagram video.

Step 2: Long press the ribbon icon to save the video to different Instagram collection manually.

Step 3: Tap "More" and select "Saved" from its list. Now you can watch your collected Instagram videos.

Save Instagram Videos to Watch Later

How to Save Your Previously Uploaded Instagram Videos and Stories

You can also save Instagram Story videos within the 24-hour period. This method works for saving your own Instagram Story videos.

Step 1: Open Instagram app.

Step 2: Head to your Instagram Story.

Step 3: Tap the three-dot icon on the lower right corner of the iPhone.

Step 4: Choose "Save…" or "Save Video" to save Instagram Stories on iPhone.

Save Instagram Videos and Stories

How to Save Instagram Videos to Camera Roll

Actually, you can ask the Instagram app to save Instagram videos to Camera Roll after posting automatically. Just make sure there is enough storage space on your iPhone.

Step 1: Run Instagram app. Tap the three-dot icon to visit Instagram settings.

Step 2: Scroll down and find "Save Videos After Posting", "Save Posted Photos" and "Save Original Photos" options.

Step 3: Once you trigger on "Save Videos After Posting", your posted videos will be saved to the Camera Roll automatically.

Save Instagram Videos to Camera Roll

How to Save Instagram Videos on iPhone

Actually, you can save videos from Instagram to iPhone from any account. Just extract and copy the video link to the Instagram video downloader. Later, you can save Instagram videos to iPhone successfully.

Step 1: Open Instagram app on iPhone. Visit the Instagram video you want to download.

Step 2: Tap the three-dot icon on the top right corner of your iPhone. Then select "Copy Link" from the menu.

Step 3: Use an online or offline Instagram video downloader to save a video from Instagram to your Camera Roll on iPhone.

Note: Here are some apps that let you download or repost Instagram videos on your iPhone.

Repostly: Repost Instagram videos via URL.

Regrammer: Save Instagram videos online for free. You can use the Regrammer app to re-post Instagram photos and videos with no watermark on iPhone.

Instagram++: It is an Instagram live downloader that you can save Instagram live videos on iPhone.

Sometimes, you accidentally deleted Instagram account on your phone, you can try here to get them back.

How to Recover Saved Instagram Videos on iPhone Safely

If you lost once saved Instagram videos on iPhone, you can use Apeaksoft iPhone Data Recovery to get deleted or lost iPhone videos back. The program can help you extract videos from the iPhone itself, iTunes backup or iCloud backup selectively. Thus, you can recover and watch deleted YouTube videos and Instagram videos that downloaded on your iPhone before.

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Step 1: Launch iPhone Instagram video recovery software. Connect iPhone to your computer with a lightning USB cable.

Connect

Step 2: Select iPhone recovery mode based on your need. If you have no available backup, you can be in the default "Recover from iOS Device".

Connect

Step 3: Click "Start Scan" to scan for existing and deleted iPhone files before data overwritten. When the process finishes, you can check the detailed information under "Camera Roll" and "App Videos". Click "Recover" to get your deleted Instagram videos back.

Start

Part 3: How to Save Instagram Videos on Android

You can save an Instagram video to your Android phone for offline watching too. Thus, even though you delete an Instagram account temporarily, you can still access those downloaded videos on your phone.

How to Save Videos from Instagram to Your Phone with Video Downloader

Video Downloader for Instagram app can help you save Instagram videos on Android. No matter which video you want to download, you can copy and paste the video link to the Instagram video saver apk. Later, you can save Instagram videos to Android phone or SD card.

Step 1: Download and install Video Downloader for Instagram app from Google Play Store.

Step 2: Open Instagram app. Find the video you want to download. Choose "Copy Link" from its three-dot "More" drop-down menu.

Step 3: Paste the video link into Video Downloader for Instagram.

Step 4: Tap "Download Image" in the "Share menu". Later, you can save Instagram videos on Android Downloads album or Download folder.

Save Videos with Video Downloader

How to Save Your Instagram Live Video after Posting

You can use an Android screen recorder to save someone's Instagram live video with no time limits. Then how about your own live video on Instagram app? If you want to save Instagram live videos after posting to Gallery on Android, you can do as the following paragraphs tell.

Step 1: Open Instagram app. Swipe to the right side to get the Live Video option.

Step 2: Tap "Start Live Video" to start streaming the live video on Instagram.

Step 3: When you end the Instagram live video, select "End Live Video" in the popping-up dialog.

Step 4: Choose "Save" on the top right corner of your phone screen. Your Instagram live video will be saved in the Gallery app on Android immediately.

Start Live Video

How to Recover Downloaded Instagram Videos on Android with One-Click

To recover deleted or lost Instagram videos from Android phones and tablets, you can head to Apeaksoft Android Data Recovery for help. If you cannot find where your saved Instagram videos and photos are, you can run the program to find the target file from internal memory or SD card in a short time too.

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  • Recover saved videos from Instagram on Android without quality loss.
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  • Preview the deleted or lost Instagram video to have a check before recovery.
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Step 1: Launch Android Instagram video recovery software. Plug Android to your computer via a USB cable. Your Android device will be detected automatically.

Install

Step 2: Follow the on-screen wizard to enable the USB debugging mode. Then click "OK" to move on.

USB debugging mode

Step 3: Mark before "Videos" and "Gallery" to scan for Android videos. Click "Next" to root and scan your Android phone.

Check Type

Step 4: Preview and choose the files you want to recover. At last, click "Recover" to recover Instagram videos from Android to your computer.

Recover

Conclusion

All in all, you can play Instagram videos offline on your computer or phone with the above methods. Even though you delete your favorite Instagram video by mistake, you can get the downloaded video back without a backup effortlessly here. If you have any other good ways to save videos from Instagram, just feel free to contact us.

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