How to download Instagram videos from your mobile device

First of all, there is no official way to download videos from Instagram. However, there are some tricks you can use Save videos, stories and live broadcasts from your own mobile phone. In this article we will show you how to do that.

How to download Instagram videos with Telegram

The first way that we are going to show you to download videos from Instagram is a trick based on Telegram, a very popular instant messaging application.

The first thing you need to do is find the video you want to download. Then tap on the three dots to open the options menu.

Open the video options menuOpen the video options menu

Tap Share to.

Share the post with other appsShare the post with other apps

Share the post on Telegram.

Share the post on TelegramShare the post on Telegram

Use the chat “Saved Messages” to send the content to yourself.

Saved messages in TelegramSaved messages in Telegram

Tap Send.

Send content to TelegramSend content to Telegram

Finally, go into the Saved Messages conversation and tap on the three dots you see in the video preview. From the list of options, select Save to our gallery.

Save Instagram video to Telegram's gallerySave Instagram video to Telegram’s gallery

At this point, the video will be saved in your phone’s local storage.

How to Download Story Videos

Does the Telegram trick work with Stories too? Unfortunately, no. But don’t worry if you have one in one Download story hosted videoIf you want, you only have to use a specific application. From Malavida we recommend Story Saver for Instagram. You can find the download link on this page.

Once you’ve installed it, you’ll need to log in with your credentials.

Save Instagram video to Telegram's gallerySave Instagram video to Telegram’s gallery

Once that is done, go to the Story section and select a user.

Select user to download storiesSelect user to download stories

Choose the story you want to download.

Download a storyDownload a story

Tap the top right button to start downloading.

Start downloading the storyStart downloading the story

After completing these steps, the story will be saved on your device. By the way, this application also allows you to download IGTV videos and post them from the feed.

How to download an Instagram live broadcast

You can broadcast live video on Instagram. Is it possible to save this content locally? Yes it is possible, by using AZ Screen Recorder. With this tool you can record everything that happens on your screen and then save it as a file in your phone’s storage. Use the link below to download and install it.

Then open AZ Screen Recorder to make the floating icon appear.

The AZ Screen Recorder floating iconThe AZ Screen Recorder floating icon

Go to Instagram and select a live broadcast. It is displayed in the story area on the homepage.

Select live streamSelect live stream

Use the floating icon to start recording.

Start recording a live streamStart recording a live stream

When you’re done, you can stop the recording by opening the notification bar and tapping Stop.

Stop recording the screenStop recording the screen

After that you have saved the live broadcast in your local storage. Note that this method records everything that happens on your screen. Therefore, to optimize the result, configure your phone to not show notifications or other overlapping elements.

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