How to download Instagram videos on Android

How to download Instagram videos on Android
How to download Instagram videos on Android
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To watch it later or to show it to a friend, you can download an Instagram video to your Android. You can use a free app from the Google Play Store to download videos from public accounts. However, there is no way to do this for a private Instagram account even if you and the account in question are subscribed to each other.

Steps

Method 1 of 2: Use Video Downloader

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Step 1. Install Video Downloader for Instagram app

Video Downloader allows you to download unprotected Instagram videos as posts. To install it:

  • open the app Play store

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  • press the search bar;
  • type video downloader for instagram;
  • Press on Video Downloader - for Instagram Repost App in the drop-down menu that appears;
  • select TO INSTALL then ACCEPT when prompted.
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Step 2. Open Instagram

Tap the Instagram app icon that looks like a multi-colored camera. If you're signed in, the app will open on your news feed.

If you are not logged in, first enter your email address (or your username or phone number) followed by your password

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Step 3. Go to the video you want to download

Scroll (or search) for the video you want to download to your Android.

The video must be public (it must not be from a private account) and be a post, not a story

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Step 4. Press ⋮

This button is located at the top right of the video and opens a drop-down menu.

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Step 5. Select Copy Link

This option is in the drop-down menu. The link will be copied to your Android's clipboard.

  • If you don't see the option Copy link, select Share link then press Copy to clipboard. If the menu does not have any of these options, it means that you cannot download the video.
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Step 6. Open Video Downloader for Instagram

Tap the Video Downloader for Instagram app icon that looks like a white downward arrow on a multicolored background.

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Step 7. Press ALLOW when prompted

This will allow Video Downloader to save the videos to your Android.

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Step 8. Paste the link if necessary

In most cases, the Video Downloader for Instagram app will detect the copied link and immediately preview the video at the top of the screen. If not, press TO STICK ON at the top of the screen.

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Step 9. Tap the share icon

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This is the pink and white triangle icon with 3 dots at each end. It is on the right of the screen.

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Step 10. Choose Download Image

This option is in the share menu and allows you to download the video to your Android.

  • It is possible that an advertisement will open at this time. If so, press the X in one of the corners of the screen before proceeding to the next step.
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Step 11. Find the video on your Android

Once the video is downloaded to your Android, you will be able to locate it in a number of ways.

  • With the Photos application: tap on the Photos application icon, go to the tab Albums then select the album Downloads. You will find your video there. If you are using a separate photo app (e.g. Samsung Gallery app), you will find the video in the app Videos.
  • With the file manager: open your file manager (for example ES File Explorer), select the default storage space of your Android (for example SD card) open the folder Download then look for the icon of the downloaded video.

Method 2 of 2: Use SaveFromWeb

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Step 1. Open Instagram

To open the Instagram app, tap the multi-colored camera icon. If you are logged in, this will open your news feed.

If you're not signed in, enter your email address (or your username or phone number) when prompted

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Step 2. Go to the video you want to download

Scroll down (or search) to the video you want to download to your Android.

For it to be downloadable, the video must be public (it must not be from a private account) and must be a post and not a story

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Step 3. Press ⋮

This icon is located at the top right of the video. Tap on it to open a drop-down menu.

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Step 4. Select Copy Link

This option is in the drop-down menu and allows you to copy the link to your Android's clipboard.

  • If you don't see the option Copy link in the drop-down menu, you will not be able to download the video.
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Step 5. Open

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Google Chrome.

Press the home button on your Android to minimize Instagram window. Then tap on the Chrome icon in the shape of a red, yellow, green and blue ball.

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Step 6. Tap the address bar

The address bar is at the top of the page in Chrome and allows you to select the text inside.

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Step 7. Go to the SaveFromWeb site

Type savefromweb.com then press Entrance Where To research.

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Step 8. Tap the Instagram Video Paste field

Your Android keyboard will open.

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Step 9. Long press the text field

A pop-up menu bar should open after a few seconds.

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Step 10. Select Paste

This option is in the menu bar and allows you to paste the Instagram link into the text field.

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Step 11. Press Download

The option Download is to the right of the text field. Tap it to open the video in a preview window.

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Step 12. Download the video

Press on at the bottom right of the preview window that appears then select Download from the drop-down menu. Chrome will download a copy of the video to the folder Downloads from your Android.

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Step 13. Find the video on your Android

Once the video is downloaded to your Android, there are a number of ways you can find it.

  • With the Photos application: tap the application icon Pictures, go to the tab Albums then select Downloads which contains the video you just downloaded. If you are using a separate photo app (e.g. Samsung Gallery app), you will find the video in the Videos app.
  • With the file manager: open your file manager (for example ES File Explorer), select the default storage space of your Android (for example SD card), go to the folder Downloads then look for the icon of the video you just downloaded.
  • With the notifications panel: swipe down at the top of the screen then tap on the notification Download complete.

Advice

You cannot download Instagram ads as videos

Warnings

  • Downloading Instagram videos violates the platform's terms of service and distributing other users' videos under your own name is copyright infringement.
  • You cannot download private Instagram videos.

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