How Can You Download Videos on Instagram?

Last Updated: November 27, 2020

Now that Instagram is about so much more than just images, being able to save Instagram videos is way more relevant. If you aren’t someone who’s naturally technically minded, you might balk at the idea of having to try and figure out how to download Instagram videos. However, it’s not as hard as you might think, especially if you have the right tools at hand.

We all know that Instagram is about living in the moment and sharing this with your friends and followers. With just a few clicks, you can take a video or a photo to share with your fans, and you can also look through other people’s photos and videos. However, what do you do if you find a video that you want to save?

Instagram makes it really easy to find and bookmark videos that you are interested in, but it doesn’t have a built-in option where you can download the videos that you’d like to save for later. If you want to be able to download your Instagram videos, then you’ll need a third party to help you.

So, whether you are using a tablet, your smartphone, or your computer, there are a number of different options out there that you can use to download Instagram videos. Here are what we think are some of the best.

Downloading Instagram Videos to Your PC


There are a number of different websites out there that will help you download Instagram videos, and they all work pretty much the same way. To use the best of the best, you will need to first go to Instagram, and find the video that you are interested in.

Copy the video URL from the address bar that will be at the top of your web browser and take it to the page of the Instagram downloader. Their dashboard should have a text bot where you can paste the URL into. Once you have done this, give it a couple of minutes to analyze the video, and then it will begin the download process.

Companies that can help you download video from Instagram for your PC include DreDown, and DownloadGram.

Downloading Instagram Videos on Your iPhone

blaze browser & file manager

You might not know this, but there are a number of security restrictions in place with iOS, which means that downloading an Instagram video is not as easy as you might think. However, this doesn’t mean that it’s impossible; all you need is to find the right app.

One app in particular is called Blaze. all you need to do is copy the video URL from the Instagram app, and then paste it into the Blaze app.

Next, select the ‘download’ button, and then select the option to ‘export video to camera roll’. Again, you can use any app or website out there to do this, but Blaze is definitely one of the best.

Downloading Instagram Videos on Android

Video Downloader for Instagram

If you’re using Android, there are a number of different options when it comes to downloading Instagram videos, and some of these are web-based, while others are apps. One app is a free option called Video Downloader for Instagram, and the only downside to it being free is that you will have to put up with ads.

Within the Instagram app, select the three-dot button in the upper right-hand corner of the post that you want to save the video from, and then choose ‘copy link’. Go to the video downloader app and select the ‘paste’ option. That’s it.

Final Thoughts

So, there you have it – how to download video from Instagram onto your iPhone, Android, or PC. It’s definitely not as complicated as you might think, which means that you can get away with saving all of your favorite content from Instagram, without having to get too complicated with it.

Being able to save your favorite content also means that you can share it with others and boost the rest of your social media platforms out there as well. Good luck!

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