Many of us love to be demonstrating to the world our life through either publishing photos of family reunions, trips with friends, videos of concerts, personal successes, social events, etc.
All through 2 of the most popular social networks in the world, Instagram and his inseparable brother Facebook . And we love to beautify the wall of our networks with all this personal content.
The truth is that although most of the time we keep with us all the photos and videos that we share on the networks on our mobile device, many others make publications directly from the applications and we do not have a copy of the original file with us.
This is one of the problems that the Instagram application presents, and is that if you are browsing the wall you find a photo that you like and you want to download it to your device to save it or to publish it somewhere else, you simply will not be able to. Likewise, you will not be able to download videos or stories directly from the application, perhaps due to the conditions under which Instagram operates.
It is sure that you are already aware of this small inconvenience within the application or perhaps you have not even tried it, anyway this time we will tell you how to download photos, videos or stories from your devices. And it is that not exactly everything that is uploaded to Instagram stays on Instagram, although legally so.
How to download photos and videos from Instagram
First of all you must download the application that will allow you to download photos and videos from Instagram . The tool is called “video downloader for Instagram” and you can find it in any official app store for Android and iOS devices, totally free. You just have to put the name in the search bar of the store, select download and it will be automatically installed on our computers.
Once we have installed the application on our computers we proceed to open it and it will immediately show us a fairly simple interface with a box at the top of the screen where we will have to place the URL of the document of interest.
To obtain the URL, you simply have to go to the Instagram application, locate the photo you want to download and click the share or send icon that has a paper airplane as its figure. When doing this, a window will be displayed with the list of our contacts and at the top there will be 4 options circled within which we can choose, we will select the option to copy the link and instantly we will have the URL of the file copied to our clipboard.
After this we will open the application “video downloader for Instagram” and it will automatically recognize the URL that we have copied so the link will appear pasted in the upper box of the screen, if it does not appear, simply paste the link in the box and ready.
When doing this, it will show us the photo of the publication that we want to download with all its intact elements, such as comments, hashtags or text. Later we will click on the share option that is on the right side of the image and we will select “download image” and finally it will show us a message with the legend “saved image”, in this way we will have that photo or viseo on our mobile devices. To check it you can go to the gallery of your team and you will find the photo in it .
In addition to being able to download the image, you also have the option of republishing that photo through your profile or sharing it on other social networks. Since it is a free application, we remind you that you will find advertising advertising on your device every time you use it, but it is worth it and it really does not become annoying.
How to download stories from Instagram
On the other hand, in the case of stories on Instagram we will use another application called “stories saver” , a tool that we can also find in the official apps stores of our operating systems.
The difference to download stories is that in this application it will ask you to log in with your Instagram account, once this is done it will show you a list of your contacts and the stories they have published in the last 24 hours, how this type of publications.
Now you can select the contact you like and it will show you the stories available up to that moment as well as the most prominent ones. In the same way as we did with the photos, you must copy the URL and paste it into the “stories saver” application, which will give you the option to “download video” and which you will finally find saved within your gallery. You can also repost the document or publish it on some other social network where you want to show it off.
Although it may seem that this pair of applications solves these problems of downloading content, the truth is that it is much easier to take a screenshot on our devices to save the document in a faster way without having to be jumping between applications, but we like to do things in a more elegant way.