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7 Free Ways to Download Instagram Videos

Dan Price Updated 30-10-2018

Ah, Instagram video. A yardstick by which we can all measure our online popularity—or not.


We’ve already shown you everything you need to know about Instagram video The Ultimate Guide To Instagram Video: Everything You Need To Know Another major update seen in Instagram since it was acquired by Facebook is the addition of Video updates in June. Are you using Instagram video? Do you know how to shoot a good one? Everything... Read More , but what if you want to download them, share them, and view them at your leisure?

Whether it’s your own amazing creations or quality content from your friends, downloading videos from Instagram is as easy as pie. Just choose one of the methods below and get cracking.

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 (tips for using 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)


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 (how to get more done with Dropbox 5 Dropbox Tips to Get More Done Did you know that Dropbox has a lot more features than just cloud storage? We show you the Dropbox productivity tools that will help you get more done. Read More ).

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. PostGraber [No Longer Available]

postgraber home page

Available on: Web

PostGraber differs from a lot of the other web-based Instagram download tools. Whereas most of them can only grab one piece of content per post, PostGraber can download all of the photos and videos that are associated with a single post.

All you need is the URL of the Instagram post you want to download. You can get it on the mobile app by going to Copy Link, or from the browser’s address bar on the web app.

Paste the URL into the box on the PostGraber website and click Go. The web app will take care of the rest.

Note: This app only works with public Instagram posts.

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.

Like PostGraber, 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 MP4 file.

Dredown works with more services than just Instagram. You can also use it to download content from YouTube, Facebook, Keek, Twitter, Twitch, Vine, Vimeo, Metacafe, Vevo, Kohtakte, and Tumblr. For all the services it supports, you just need to URL of the post, video, or photo you want to save.

5. Regrammer

Available on: iOS

Okay, so we’ve covered Android and web apps. But how do you download Instagram videos on iOS?

Well, there are several apps in the App Store that profess the ability to download videos—but they’re often packed with ads and in-app purchases, and are difficult to use.

One exception is Regrammer. The app is entirely free, and although it’s ad-supported, the ads aren’t so obnoxious you’ll want to steer clear.

Once again, you’ll need the URL of the Instagram video you want to download to make the app work. When you have it, open the Regrammer app, 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.

Download: Regrammer [No Longer Available] (Free)

For iOS, 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.


Available on: Android

OG Instagram is not in the Google Play Store. To get your hands on it you’ll need to sideload the app on your Android device How to Manually Install or Sideload Apps on Android Want to sideload apps on your Android phone? Installing APKs manually on Android opens up a whole new world of apps, and it's easy to do. Read More .

The app is not just a way to download and save Instagram videos on Android—it’s also a full-featured Instagram client that lets you follow hashtags, use two accounts on the same device, view the profile picture of users (by long-pressing), and share URLs to external apps.

Download: OG Instagram [NO LONGER AVAILABLE]

7. Gramblast

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 for using the service. Grab the URL of the video or picture you want, then paste it into the Gramblast web app and click Download.

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 video to re-upload to a different social network, or just keep it on your hard drive so you can refer back to it later.

Remember Instagram Video Copyrights

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 Download Instagram Videos

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

For example, you can one of the generic apps that let you download streaming videos 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.

Not being able to download videos is just one of Instagram’s annoyances. We’ve covered how to get round other Instagram restrictions 6 Free Web Apps to Break Instagram Restrictions and Fix Annoyances  Does Instagram feel unnecessarily restrictive to you? These free web apps let you do things that Instagram won't let you. Read More .

We’ve also shown you apps for downloading YouTube video playlists The 5 Best YouTube Playlist Downloaders to Grab Videos in Bulk Want to watch YouTube videos offline? These YouTube playlist downloaders let you download entire YouTube playlists quickly. Read More (or downloading YouTube to your iPhone camera roll) and how to download Periscope videos How to Download Periscope Videos While downloading Periscope videos isn't the easiest thing in the world, there are ways to download Periscope videos. Read More .

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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.

  2. Usama Jahangir
    August 24, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    Here I recommend you very useful site to download instagram status & video its so easy to download the video just go to Instagram and open the video which you want to download and copy link then paste it on the & your video download. This site is very good & easy to use

  3. Mark Brown
    August 20, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    I bought views and likes on Instagram using I checked several profiles and they all regularly update their photos. This is much better than when they do not fake accounts. This is an online 24/7 support service. When I have questions, they always quickly and efficiently answer them.

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

    Thank you, Dan!
    Besides, I would like to share another Instagram downloader with you Hope can help.

  5. sue
    December 3, 2018 at 3:12 am

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    • Dinsta
      January 6, 2019 at 6:10 pm


  6. Olavia james
    October 25, 2018 at 6:34 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

    Hi Dan Price! Thank you for this informative review. Recently, I am using Acethinker's Video keeper to download videos from Instagram. You can also add this tool to your review. It can screen record, and convert videos at the same time.

  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