How To Download Your Instagram Photos And Videos
Instagram is no doubt full of some gorgeous photographs and videos (likely on your own account as well as those of others), but while they are free to view, Instagram does not offer users any option to download them. So, if you’re one of those who are tired of taking screenshots (and let’s face it, screenshots do not capture the magic that the photographs themselves do, and less said of the resultant picture resolution the better!) and are evaluating alternatives instead, let’s take a look at what options are out there.
If you’re an Android user, rooting your device is one alternative, but given that that is not something every user will undertake, the easier solution is to look out for some software that will do the job. Help is at hand with EasyDownloader, an app that lets you save any photo or video from your Instagram feed (including media from those you follow) without having to root your smartphone, or take screenshots and crop them.
EasyDownloader works well on an Android device of v3.0 or higher, and can be easily downloaded from the Google Play Store. Once you open the Instagram app therein, tapping the three dots under it and choosing the Copy Share URL will do the trick, and the image or video will get saved to your photo gallery. It’s that simple and fuss-free! However, do note that this app cannot access content that is shared privately on Instagram, but given that a large amount of media out there is public, it typically is not something to worry about. And of course, it never is done to share others’ photos and videos, so it isn’t a deal breaker.
For iPhone users, free to download apps include InstaSave, SaveGram, InstaGrab, which work well once you allow the app ‘access’ to your phone for download. These particular apps also do work with Android devices as well.
Now that’s all about smartphones. Consider a scenario however wherein you’ve lost your phone and as a result lost all your photos and videos too, and are now using Instagram on a new device. To avoid a similar situation again, you could download and save media on to your desktop computer or laptop. For this too, there’s help at hand by way of apps such as Instaport, Copygram and InstaBackup.
With all these apps, while download is indeed quick, it also depends upon how trigger happy you’ve been, and subsequently the number of uploads to Instagram that you have made. Allowing for download time, the apps on the whole are speedy and complete the task you’ve set out to do. Of course, do keep in mind that while the apps work as of now, any changes in Instagram’s user policy could also affect them. In the meantime though, get down to backing up your precious memories and play it when you wish!
Picture courtesy – play.google.com and pocket-lint.com
by techtalks @TechTalks August 9, 2016 5:27 AM UTC