3 free ways to save videos from Instagram:

  1. Online with Clideo

    A free online tool, allowing users to upload any video (including Instagram ones), trim it if needed and save to a PC, a Mac or a mobile phone:

    1. Open Online Video Cutter by Clideo. Click an arrow on the blue pane and paste a link of the chosen Instagram video to the corresponding box.

      Add Instagram video to the Clideo tool

      You may also upload a file from your own device’s camera roll or cloud storage (Dropbox, Google Drive), but at the moment we are more interested in a direct link uploading.


    2. Edit the video – or don’t, as you wish. You may trim the film, moving sliders or setting and exact beginning/end time.

      Cut Instagram video if needed before saving

      Tick “fade in” and “fade out” boxes to make the video smoother. At this step, you should also decide on a final output format – or keep the initial one.

      After all the operations – or without them – click “Cut”. The video will be processed, it will take just several seconds.


    3. Download the result. You may choose where to save it. The Online Video Cutter is the only way to save a video both to a computer and to a smartphone.

      Save Instagram video to any device

    This way you can save not only your private videos but also someone else’s ones.

  2. Screen recording

    A unique option for iPhones and iPads. iOS 11 permits the users to record what is going on on the screen in the real-time mode without downloading any app. Start the desired video on Instagram and, well, record the visuals and sound without URL pasting:

    1. Open Control Center in Settings, choose Customize Controls, find Screen Recording and tap a green “plus” sign next to it.

    2. Open Settings to record Instagram video
    3. Open the needed video and run it. Swipe up from the bottom edge or swipe down from the right-upper corner depending on the iOS version.

    4. Tap Start Recording in the bottom line of icons. It will start in 3 seconds.

    5. Capture Instagram video with one click
    6. When everything is ready, stop recording by tapping a red status bar at the top of your screen.
    7. Stop recording to save the Instagram video

    The video will be saved to your gallery, you’ll be able to open it with Photos.

  3. Direct downloading off Instagram

    It may be news for someone, but Instagram does allow saving your own video posts or Stories after posting. The way is a little bit complicated, though:

    1. Stories. Easy as ABC. Just tap three dots to call More and choose Save Video, it’s available even for Archive Stories.

      Save an Instagram Story with one click

      Note: This option is in the Instagram app only, there is no desktop version!


    2. Posts. You can’t download them directly, but you can request a copy of all your shared content.

      It works on any device but if you wonder how to save Instagram videos on your computer, that’s it: go to Menu on the top right in your profile -> Settings -> Security -> Download Data.

      Request all your published Instagram posts

      Here enter your email and click on Request Download. Within 48 hours, you’ll get an e-mail with a link to all your old-published data. Then you can save it either to a computer or to a mobile device.

    3. Download all the Instagram videos from the email