Since Instagram stories emerged, the device has taken an impressive leap, even leading to a growth in its private messaging service. But, just like what happens with photos or videos, posts are volatile, remaining active for just 24 hours.
But then, what if I wanted to review an Instagram post , I can’t do it after this time has expired?
If you try to do it, you will see that Instagram does not give the option to save or copy the publications.
However, in this post you can learn how to download images, stories and videos from Instagram simply and without cost. Good reading!
How to download Instagram images to your browser
Although, in general, we will use an application to download, there is a very simple way to do it directly from your browser.
For that, you have to enter the profile of the user who has uploaded the photo you want to download, find it and click on the image to open it. You will find that if you right click on the image, you will still not be able to copy or save it.
If you look at the navigation bar, you will see that at the end of the link it says ” ? Taken-by = enter.co “. We will select this part of the text and delete it all, from the question mark forward.
So we will replace the overridden text with the following: ” media /? Size = l “. The last letter, that follows the same, is a lowercase L .
Then, we will enter the link, which will take us to the photo in original size and that’s it. You can now download the image! Simply right click on the picture and choose from the options ” copy i magen ” or ” save image as “.
Now that you have learned how to download Instagram images from your browser, let’s see the applications that you can use to download photos and videos on your mobile .
How to download images on iOS and Android
The two operating systems most used by ‘ smartphones ‘ today are: iOS (Apple) and Android (Google).
If you have an iPhone or iPad, which uses an iOS system, the best application available so that you can download photos and videos, yours or those of other users, for free and safely, is Instagrab . Once you have installed it, it is very simple to use.
You access your user account. Then, you find the profile of the user you want to download the image or video from.
You select what you want to download and, then, just click on the corresponding arrow icon .
The content will be saved in the download folder, also on your reel, and you can access it whenever you want.
For Android systems, you need to use another app, called Instasaver . There are two ways to download Instagram images and videos with this application.
The first is through an autosave function . After activated, it allows you to save the content by pressing copy URL , not being necessary to paste.
The other option is to copy the desired link from the Instagram video or image and paste it into the text box offered by Instasaver. The latter is a manual process.
Now that we learned how to download images and videos from Instagram, how about discovering how to download stories too and watch them whenever you feel like it?
Instagram Stories: download the images you like to your mobile device
Just as there are different applications to download photos and videos from Instagram, according to the operational system used by each user, the same happens to download the stories.
For the Android system, we will use the Story saver for Instagram application , with which you can download for free from Google Play .
After downloading, you have to register using your Instagram ID.
The application will show us all the users with active stories at that moment. Then, all we have to do is select the user whose story interests us.
On the next screen you will see all the stories of this person. By tapping on the story you want to download to have it on your phone, you will have to choose between one of 3 options:
Here, what you do is republish the selected story on your own Instagram. It is not a recommended option, it is not okay to steal other people’s posts!
This is the most recommended option, through which you can save the selected story on your phone, in the form of video, and access it at any time.
With Share you can download the video to your phone, and you can also share it from watsapp, emails and others.
At this point, Story Saver asks you for some permissions, which you will have to accept for the downloads to be made.
For the iOS system, we will use the Story Repost . The operation is similar to Story Saver. There are still other applications that are used for the same purpose.
Consciously use downloaded content
It is worth remembering that the content downloaded from the profiles of other users must be used correctly.
Also, do not upload content that is not yours as if it were, especially for commercial purposes. If you do use third-party publications, add the original author to the credits .
In this way, being responsible, you do not cause harm to other users and you enjoy the benefit of being able to access images, photos and stories, yours and those of other Instagram users, whenever you want.
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