How to download Instagram photos and videos on to your phone

March 13, 2018

No more poorly cropped screenshots – learn to download Instagram photos and videos the right way!

Whether you want copies of your old photos, or you want to start saving your stories once you’ve created them, here are just a few ways you can save your favorite memories straight to your camera roll:

Automatically save original photos from Instagram to your camera roll.

  1. Go to your profile and tap on the gear icon next to “Edit Profile” button.
  2. Scroll down and turn the “Save Original Photos” feature on.

Automatically save Instagram stories to your phone.

  1. Go to your profile and tap on the gear icon next to “Edit Profile” button.
  2. Scroll down and tap on “Story Settings.”
  3. Under the “Saving” section, turn the “Save to Camera Roll” feature on.

Automatically download Instagram photos and stories

Manually save Instagram stories to your phone.

  1. Go to your profile and tap on the +.
  2. Create your story.
  3. Once you’ve finished, tap the “Save” button.

Manually Download Instagram Photos Stories

Use a website to download all of your photos and videos from Instagram.

There are a variety of Instagram image downloader tools and apps to chose from. Here are just a few:

They essentially all work the same way: enter an Instagram URL or username, click on “download,” and the tool will download all of your photo and videos from Instagram for you.

Instagram Photo Download Tool

Download Instagram photos from the source code.  

This option is a bit more complicated, but it’s another great way to get a high-resolution copy of other people’s photos.

  1. On a desktop computer, open up Instagram on Google Chrome.
  2. Login and locate the image you would like to save.
  3. Click on the image to enlarge it.
  4. Right click on the image and select “View Page Source.”
  5. Search the page for “.jpeg”.
  6. Copy the image URL.
  7. Open up URL on a new tab.
  8. Right click on the image and select “Save As.”
  9. Save the image to your desktop.

Download Instagram photo from source code

Use your downloaded photos and videos to create a beautifully edited DVD.

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