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7 Free Ways to Download or Save Instagram Videos

Dan Price Updated 02-07-2020

Instagram videos aren’t known for their quality or replayability. However, on the rare occasion that you do find a clip that you’d like to keep a copy of, you’re going to need to know how to save Instagram videos onto your smartphone or computer.


Thankfully, downloading videos from Instagram is as easy as pie. Just choose one of the free methods below to get started.

1. Video Downloader for Instagram

Available on: Android

Android users can find an abundance of specialist apps for downloading Instagram videos in the Google Play Store.

One of the most popular is Video Downloader for Instagram. It lets you download or repost videos from Instagram The 5 Best Instagram Repost Apps for Android and iPhone You can't repost photos or videos on Instagram without using a third-party app. Here are the best Instagram repost apps! Read More with a single tap. The app can even download the tags that accompany the videos.

The downloaded content is automatically added to your phone’s gallery app.


Download: Video Downloader for Instagram (Free)


ifttt instagram

Available on: Android, iOS, Web

Do you want to download all of your Instagram videos? Or maybe save Instagram videos you like? You can set up an IFTTT applet. To get the applet working, you will need an IFTTT account, an Instagram account, and a Dropbox account.


The result is an automatic process in which any Instagram video you add or like is automatically downloaded and added to your chosen Dropbox folder. What could be simpler than that?

3. w3toys


Available on: Web

Another tool that’s ideal for saving Instagram videos is w3toys. It lets you download any Instagram video in HD format, then save it into any of your device’s libraries.


To grab your video, find the URL of the video post on Instagram and paste it into the web app. When you’re ready, click on the Download button to start the saving process. Make sure you remove any junk tags from the end of the URL before you attempt the download, or else the process will fail.

The w3toys tool also works if you want to save Instagram videos, stories, highlights, and IGTV content. You can even download entire feeds that have a combination of all of the above.

4. Dredown


Available on: Web


Dredown—which is still sometimes referred to by its previous name, Instadown—is one of the original Instagram video download tools, and it’s still going strong.

All Dredown needs to work is a URL. Paste the URL into the box and click Dredown. Within a few seconds, your browser will start downloading the Instagram video as an MP4 file.

Dredown works with more services than just Instagram. You can also use it to download content from YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Twitch, Vimeo, Metacafe, Vevo, Kohtakte, and Tumblr.

For all the services Dredown supports, you just need to know the URL of the post, video, or photo you want to save.

5. Regrammer


Available on: Web

Regrammer used to be one of the best ways to download Instagram videos on iOS, but the app (since renamed) no longer supports the feature.

However, although the iOS app is gone, Regrammer lives on in web browsers. You can use it on any operating system to download an Instagram video to a PC or Mac. Once again, you’ll need the URL of the Instagram video you want to download to make the app work. When you have it, head to the Regrammer website, paste in the URL, and click Preview.

On the final page, you can choose to either download the video onto your device or repost it under your own name.

(NB: If you have an iOS device, you can also check out how to download videos from any social media site How to Download Any Social Media Video on Your iPhone for Free Want to download videos from Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using your iPhone? The Shortcuts app makes it easy and free. Read More , not just Instagram.)

6. Documents + InstaDownloader

Available on: iOS

If you want to save Instagram videos onto your iOS device, the process is a little more complex. These days, you will struggle to find a regular Instagram video downloader in the Apple App Store, presumably because the practice breaches Instagram’s terms and conditions.

One solution is to pair the Documents app with a web-based downloader. For those who don’t know, Documents is probably the best iOS app for managing your system folders and keeping your files organized.

If you have the Documents app on your device and visit InstaDownloader, you can save the video directly onto your device and access/share/view it at your leisure.

Download: Documents (Free)

7. Blastup


Available on: Web

We will leave you with one more web app. It’s always sensible to keep a few web apps for downloading Instagram videos in your arsenal, as they will often go down for a couple of days at a time.

By now, you’ll be familiar with the process of using these services. Grab the URL of the video or picture you want, then paste it into the Blastup web app, and click Download Gram.

Depending on the size of the file, you should have a new MP4 on your computer within a matter of seconds. You can use the re-upload the video to a different social network, or just keep it on your hard drive so you can refer back to it later.

Can You Download Instagram Videos Legally?

As easy as it is to download videos off Instagram, don’t forget that you have no rights over videos you did not create.

Yes, you can download them. Yes, you can enjoy them. But don’t go uploading them as your own, or distributing them in any other way, especially without giving due credit. You wouldn’t want the same thing done to you.

Other Ways to Save Instagram Videos

If these apps don’t give the results you want when trying to download videos from Instagram, there are some additional methods you can use.

For example, you can use one of the generic apps that let you download streaming video from websites The 5 Best Tools to Download Streaming Video From Any Website If you want to download videos from websites using online tools and programs, we've rounded up the best to get the job done quickly. Read More . VideoGrabby, Video DownloadHelper, and Freemake Video Downloader are all solid options in this department.

Make sure you also check out our guides detailing how to download YouTube video playlists and how to download Periscope videos. Not being able to download videos without using a third-party tool is just one of Instagram’s many annoyances. Thankfully, we’ve covered how to break Instagram restrictions in a separate article.

Sometimes, downloading is just a means to an end. Do you really just want to share a video? We show you how to post YouTube videos on Instagram How to Post a YouTube Video on Instagram In this article, we'll show you how to post a YouTube video on Instagram using either your mobile device or desktop computer. Read More , step-by-step.

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  1. Frank
    September 16, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    Wow! These are a lot and Good to know information. I will definitely consider using some of these. So far, I used VeryUtils YouTube Downloader. So far I don't have any problems yet. I find it helpful want to try this one too. You can also search VeryUtils YouTube Downloader on google to download it easily.

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    August 24, 2019 at 5:53 pm

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  4. Xavier42
    March 16, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    Thank you, Dan!
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    December 3, 2018 at 3:12 am

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  7. Danniel
    October 16, 2018 at 1:42 am


    • Danniel
      October 16, 2018 at 1:43 am

      This is a great article showing people how to download Instagram videos. But it seems those ways require people to download software. So, to offer more choices, I'm sharing an online way with you guys. This is a free online website ( that allows you to download videos from over 1,000 video sharing sites, such as YouTube, Dailymotion, and Instagram of course.

  8. John
    May 24, 2018 at 7:35 am

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  9. Brian
    May 8, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    Changing the file extension to mp4 in cache did not work. A shame cuz thats the easiest way this could have been done.

  10. Sizain Khan
    March 21, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    I personally use to save my instagram videos from my android and computer's browser!

  11. Sanath Wickramaratne
    February 16, 2018 at 4:19 am

    I have been using oginsta+ and it is a really greay app with many cool features like save photos videos any many more extra features. Give it a try.

  12. red
    December 8, 2017 at 4:16 pm really works! thank you