Surely on more than one occasion you have wanted to download videos from Instagram and you have found that the application does not allow it.
This social network has always made social media actions a bit complicated for us. Even the ability to post from PC has come after being a longstanding and constant demand from Communities Manager.
We have clearly seen that they have always sought to use the smartphone. And, well, sometimes we have gone along with it and others not so much.
Thinking of the second option, we have thought it convenient to make this post, in which we are going to explain how to use platforms and tools that allow you to download videos from Instagram.
Best practices when downloading videos on Instagram
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Before continuing to develop the post I want to highlight a very important point for all of us who are dedicated to Social Media and Digital Marketing.
⚠️ All the content we upload daily to the Internet has an author . Videos, images, posts, infographics, podcasts and all its variations.
Please do not forget that we must maintain professionalism and ethics and have good use practices.
If you are going to reuse the downloaded content, always, always, always mention its author. You will have the same engagement if you do and if you don’t, but you are going to gain reputation because your honesty will be appreciated.
Having made this point, we continue with our theme. J
What are the characteristics of the videos that we upload to Instagram?
In Social Media Marketing strategies , Instagram is increasingly valuable. Not being able to include links in the publications has not retracted the brands to work their branding on it.
And, when it comes to differentiating ourselves , uploading videos to Instagram is a very good asset that we have to play.
How should these videos be?
1. Choose the most suitable theme for your brand.
Your followers follow you because they want to know about you and what you do. Therefore, to respond to their concerns, you have your videos that must be aligned with your sector.
Eg: if you are a logistics company, they will find a video of how a truck is loaded or unloaded. Better not talk about geology, don’t you think?
2. Upload only quality videos to Instagram.
Do you want your digital reputation not to suffer? Post quality videos. I don’t just mean that it’s interesting to your audience. Take great care of the technical aspects : good audio, that the image is not blurred, a suitable frame …
3. Think the video is for Instagram.
Instagram is a social network, it is not a website. What’s more, Instagram is a social network with a very strong personal touch .
For these two reasons it is convenient that the videos you upload have that nuance.
4. Don’t forget about hashtags.
A video on Instagram without hashtags is like a garden in spring without flowers and fenced.
If you want to be watched and admired, you have to let yourself be seen and have the most entertaining video in the world.
Use generic and particular hashtags to expand your communication and, at the same time, segment your audience.
5. Integrate it into your communication strategy.
This point is very evident, isn’t it? Sometimes we forget about the most basic details.
We can not start broadcasting a video (in Stories or on time line) without having foreseen what we will say in it. Prepare it and make it fit the goals you want to achieve on Instagram.
10 Apps to download videos on Instagram
I imagine this is the point of the post you wanted to get to. But I couldn’t ignore the characteristics of Instagram videos because, in the same way that you can’t post anything, you can’t download anything .
I start from the premise that you are going to download videos from Instagram for:
- Reuse them when you do content curation.
- For your private consumption.
Therefore, and especially for the first option, you must be selective.
Let’s see those tools now.
The first 3 are to cover your needs, if you want to download from PC, Android or iOS. Then I show you other alternative options to them.
For the end I have reserved an APP that allows you to download the Stories of other users that you follow, both on Android and iOS. So read through to the end if you want to meet her.
I love simple, practical and useful things. So I like this platform.
At DreeDown , you can not only download videos for Instagram, but it gives you the option to do it from other social networks and with other content. Ideal for PC.
You just have to copy the url of the publication, paste it and download it. Very easy!
FastSave for Instagram
If you want to download Instagram videos on your Android mobile, you also have FastSave for Instagram. It is one of the best rated on Google Play and you can get it for free at this link .
With more than 10 million downloads it is one of the most popular.
1.To download your videos from Instagram, first open the app and then enter Instagram.
2. “Copy Share URL” of Photos and videos.
3. The photos or videos will start to download automatically, the progress is shown in the notification.
This APP is developed for Android mobiles .
To download videos from Instagram it is not necessary that we go to the social network, but we do it from the tool itself .
Log in with the same data you have on Instagram and find the video you want to download. You will see that there is a button below that invites you to do so. Click on it and the download begins.
Grabit is an APP to download videos from Instagram that is intended to be used from iOS .
I confess that I have not used it because I do not have an iPhone, but I have documented about it and it gathers very good opinions from other users. (If you know her, I will be grateful if you leave your impressions in the comments at the end).
Like almost all these APPs, you only need to download it, search for the video you want to download, and hit the button that tells you to do so.
Now that I have already left you the 3 previous applications for devices, I want to leave you others so that you can choose your preferred one or try them all.
Video Downloader for Instagram
Video Downloader for Instagram can be used for both Android and iPhone .
Depending on the mobile device you have, you will find that you can download the video from Instagram itself or from the application.
It’s simple. Look for the option to download from the 3 points. (On some smartphone you can find that it allows you to share directly).
Recently updated is one of the most popular apps to download Instagram videos with more than 50 million downloads.
DownloadGram is another APP to download from PC
It works like almost all:
- You go to their website.
- You copy the url of the video you want to download from Instagram
- You stick it in the box.
- Downloads and go.
- Go to your download folder and you will find it there.
If you are a Twitter user, you have surely recognized this APP. Are you surprised that you can also download Instagram videos from it? J
Yes, it is possible. Also, it doesn’t matter if you have Android or iOS . Both have a place in this fantastic tool.
IFTTT works with recipes and ingredients (all very culinary, J). It is based on conditionals and, basically, you say that “if …” one condition, or several, is fulfilled, “then …” what you have decided you want to do happens.
In this case, what we are going to tell IFTTT is to synchronize your Instagram profiles and your cloud storage profile (Dropbox, Drive or whatever you have). From there, your recipe will be to ask him what you want him to do: download the videos in which you like or those of a specific profile.
The great utility here is that you can download Instagram videos in an automated way. Super comfortable!
Downloader for Instagram
Downloader for Instagram: Photo & Video Saver allows you to download videos from Instagram. By copying the link of the video and pasting it into Downloader for Instagram, it automatically downloads the video, you can save it to your device, and republish it on INSTAGRAM, share FACEBOOK, TWITTER and other social networks.
The good thing about this app is that NO SIGN IN IS REQUIRED and you only need 2 steps to download
WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe
WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is a complete video download and conversion software specially designed for PC.
Developed with an advanced download engine, it allows you to not only batch download Instagram videos, but also download videos / music from more than 1000 other video sharing sites like YouTube, Facebook, Dailymotion and at incredible speed.
It has a strong video conversion capability that allows you to convert downloaded videos to MP3, MP4, MOV, HEVC, AVI, WMV, etc. to play them on a computer, TV or mobile devices.
Besides, you can also remove unwanted parts of video, merge multiple videos into one, add subtitles.
It is very easy to use, with a very friendly interface for beginners.
How to download Instagram Stories from other users?
We have seen several options to download Instagram videos from your timeline. But what about the Stories?
Let’s see one for Android and one for iOS.
✅ StoryServer for Android :
Have I already said that I like simple and practical applications ? Well this is StoryServer.
Download the APP. Log into it and you will see how the latest Stories of the users you follow appear. Section the Story that has caught your attention. Click on it again and decide what you want to do: download, repost or share in another way.
✅ TutuAPP for iOS :
IPhone users have to download the free version of this Chinese app store. By accepting the permissions, you tell your smartphone that it is a place you trust.
Once inside the store you download ” Instagram ++ ” (beware, it has many ads). Select the story you want to download, the size, format and where you want it to be saved.
And you already have it!
There are countless APPs to download videos from Instagram.
I have left you 7 that you can use on different devices, although my reflection always leads me to prioritize the PC.
Why? Because, if we are Social Media professionals, most of our hours are spent in front of you. It is much more comfortable for our work, don’t you think?
You don’t need to use those 7 alternatives. Try them, if you want, but with the installation of one of them is more than enough.