In some cases, Instagram users (Instagram is a project of Meta Platforms Inc., whose activities are banned and recognized as extremist in Russia) need to download a video from this site to their computer. To do this, there are a number of different services and utilities with an impressive set of functions. Below are some of the most effective ways to save a video from Instagram.
In most cases, you can download a video of interest without downloading any additional programs, since popular web services and specialized resources have all the necessary tools.
A free online service that has a user-friendly interface in Russian and a set of tools for downloading videos from various resources. Suitable for downloading data both on the phone and on the computer. The user does not need to register to use the features.
How to use the utility:
- Find the video of interest on Instagram and copy the link to it. Here you need to right-click on the file and select “Copy Link”.
- Open the iGrab service website in a browser.
- On the page that appears, enter the previously copied link to the video in a special line.
- Click on the “Find” button.
- After a small image of the video appears, click on the “Download file” button.
- Optionally specify the download location for the file.
A handy browser extension that is also available as a standalone smartphone app.
You can install the extension by searching for it in the browser extension store and then installing it.
Immediately after that, you will be able to download videos from Instagram using a special button in the browser window. The order of work is not much different from using the iGrab service.
An extremely popular utility that allows you to save a variety of files from Instagram. It works according to the standard principle and requires preliminary copying of the link to the video directly from the social network.
- Open the official website of the service in the browser.
- In a special field, copy the link to the video of interest.
- Click on the Dreddown button.
- In the window that appears, click on the button indicating the format of the downloaded file.
- Select a save location.
A universal service that works as a standalone website or as an integrated browser extension. The functionality of the program is enough for comfortable downloading videos from a variety of resources, including the social network Instagram.
An important feature of the service is the ability to select the file download format directly on the site or through a special extension button. Most often, you can download videos in different quality, separately audio or video tracks.
The easiest way is to simply copy the link to the video and paste it into the appropriate line on the service website. After choosing the quality of the file, you can start downloading it.
When you install the extension on supported sites with videos, a special button will appear that allows you to start downloading the file to your computer with just a couple of clicks.
Online services and browser extensions do not always work stably, so if you need to regularly download large volumes of videos from Instagram, it is more logical to use third-party PC programs.
One of the most popular is the WinX YouTube Downloader program, which can work not only with YouTube, but also with Instagram. The user needs to install the software on his computer, paste the copied video link into a special field and start the download. Multiple files can be uploaded at the same time.
For MacBook users, the 4K Stogram program is suitable, which works equally well on all popular operating systems: Windows, MacOS and Ubuntu. This is a lightweight software that installs instantly and allows you to search for a variety of videos through the built-in search engine. All downloaded files are stored in a specially created folder.
There should be no problems downloading videos from Instagram. The user only needs to study the available methods and choose the most suitable approach, taking into account the specifics of the tasks.
What method of downloading and saving videos from Instagram do you use? Share in the comments.