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How to View Saved Instagram Photos on a PC

Nancy Messieh 24-10-2017

Instagram’s Saved Photos feature is a great way to save your favorite photos in collections for later viewing. But until now, you could only view your saved photos on your phone. If you wanted to browse those collections on your computer, you were out of luck.


Today, you can fix such annoying Instagram issues with one of several third-party apps.

Windows and Mac

Mac users can view bookmarked images using the free desktop app Flume. When you open the app, go to your profile using the menu that floats into view when you hover the mouse at the bottom of the screen.

How to View Saved Instagram Photos on a PC Flume1Click the bookmarks icon in the menu at the top of the screen and you can see your saved photos as well as all of your individual collections.

How to View Saved Instagram Photos on a PC Flume2

The Flume interface stays really true to the Instagram experience so it should feel natural to use, and really is an extremely enjoyable experience on your computer.


Windows users can opt for the official Instagram app available in the Windows 10 app store, which offers the same experience as Flume. Launch the app, go to your profile, and you can view your saved photos and collections.


Chrome users can opt for the extension Improved Layout for Instagram. The extension isn’t perfect. You can view saved photos in chronological order of when they were saved, but you can’t view them in collections. If you’ve painstakingly organized your bookmarked Instagram images into categories, this might not be the choice for you.

Once you’ve installed the extension, load up Instagram on your computer and click the three dots that appears next to your profile icon.

How to View Saved Instagram Photos on a PC Improved Layout for Instagram 1

This will open up another window where you can view a feed of either your saved and liked Instagram photos. Clicking on those images will open up the Instagram link to that photo.

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And remember, you can download your own Instagram photos How to Download and Save All Your Instagram Photos Wondering how to save Instagram photos? Here's how to download any picture (even someone else's) on Android, iOS, and Windows. Read More easily too.

Related topics: Instagram, Photo Sharing.

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  1. unn
    January 22, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    Flume isn't free at all. You get a trial period and after that it wil only be available through a general app-subscription from the service Setapp, which cost 10usd pr month, an insane amount for someone like me who's ONLY interested in flume. I'd gladly pay a small amount pr month for just that app instead...

  2. Sharon
    February 24, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    Was this feature just taken away today?

    • ruby
      February 25, 2018 at 7:21 am

      literally like just noticed this today as well. /rage

    • Erin
      February 25, 2018 at 12:06 pm

      I noticed this yesterday! Noooooooo!!! My favorite morning ritual is to scroll my feed on my desktop with tea while the kids are still asleep - and now I can't save any posts??

    • tom
      February 25, 2018 at 4:49 pm

      If you add this to chrome it brings everything back. Improved Layout for Instagram.

      • Sharon
        February 25, 2018 at 5:54 pm

        Tom, Add what please?

      • Sharon
        February 25, 2018 at 6:09 pm

        I just added it and now I can see my saved posts, but it doesn't seem like I can save any new ones from my PC.