How to download a photo or video from Instagram to your phone and computer (2021)

How to download a photo or video from Instagram to your phone and computer (2021)
Как сохранить фото или видео из Инстаграм на телефон и компьютер

Greetings, friends! 🙋🏻

Have you ever wanted to download a photo or video from Instagram to your phone, tablet or computer ? Someone, for example, made a good shot where you are and you really want to save this photo without bothering the person with requests to send it by mail? Or did you just like a photo and want to add it to your collection of ideas? You can, of course, take a screenshot of the screen, but unnecessary details spoil the whole look of the photo … Just like bots spoil your profile statistics. Always check your account for bots, even if you think you don’t.

In this article, I will share with you links to applications, with the help of which, you can very easily save any photos or videos to the gallery of your mobile device on Android and iOS. After saving the photo or video to yourself, you can use them at your discretion: you can repost by mentioning the author of the photo in the description (do not forget to do this, otherwise you can violate copyright!) Or use the photo for your own personal purposes. For example, I save photos to the gallery and organize them into albums such as a piggy bank of ideas, inspiration, a map of desires, etc.

Related articles:

⇒ How to download an Instagram story

⇒ How to download a carousel / gallery post on Instagram

⇒ How to download content from a private profile, we described in detail in this article: How to download a photo or video from a private profile on Instagram

⇒ How to upload ALL YOUR photos and all your activity from Instagram.

How to save Instagram photo or video on Android

FastSave for Instagram

This is probably the most popular application (over 10 million downloads and over 1 million ratings) for saving Instagram photos and videos.

With this free application you can download (one by one or in bulk) any photos and videos to your phone, as well as repost.

Приложение FastSave for Instagram

QuickSave for Instagram (DStudio)

Another popular application that will allow you to easily and quickly save a photo or video from Instagram to your phone gallery.

To download a photo, follow these three steps:

1. open the QuickSave application;
2. go to Instagram and click on the save link (“Copy Share URL” if you have an English version of Instagram) on the photo or video you want to save;
3. return to QuickSave and click on the download icon.

Приложение QuickSave for Instagram

Insta Download – Video & Photo (ZN Studio)

This program works without login to Instagram ! You just need to copy the link of the photo you like on Instagram and paste it into Insta Download. After that, the application will automatically download the file to itself, and then you will only have to save it to the gallery of your phone or tablet. Alternatively, you can immediately share a photo (or video) on your Instagram profile (i.e. repost) or in one of the social networks. networks such as Facebook or Twitter.

Приложение Inst Download - Video & Photo

Regrann (The Jared Company)

Regrann is more of a repost app, but it also knows how to save. This app is interesting because it runs in the background. (no login required!) and you don’t need to leave Instagram to repost. All you need to do is click on the copy link on Instagram, when you view the photo, Regrann will activate and offer you one of the following options:

  • repost;
  • save for repost at another time;
  • save photo or video to mobile device gallery;
  • share in one of the proposed social networks.

Another thing I like about this app is the ability to repost without a watermark. The program automatically inserts the author’s name into the description for the photo. I think that it is very convenient and does not spoil the photo itself, plus it does not violate copyrights!

Приложение Repost for Instagram - Regrann

I do not have an Android device, but, based on the functionality, it seems to me that this is the most successful application of all of the above, since you continue to use Instagram and you do not need to go into any inconvenient applications or, even worse, search by Instagram photo you want to copy.

How to save Instagram photos or videos on iOS

Dear readers, I have changed links to applications in this article more than once. For reasons I don’t understand, programs for downloading photos and videos on iOS appear and disappear in Appstore with enviable regularity, but on Android everything is stable so far. It can be seen that in Appstore such applications are easier to ban, which is why they disappear so quickly.

ATTENTION ! In view of the fact that Appstor constantly removes such applications, I recommend that all owners of iPhones and iPads use not applications, but sites for downloading photos and videos from Instagram. See the section below for details on how to do this.

At the moment, for 2021, there is not a single working application for iOS devices, that is, for iPhones. What you can find in the app store is a deception in order to sign you up for a broken service. Alas, this is so.

These applications used to work
Below I will share with you a couple of applications that seem to be (for now, at least) , saves photos and videos to your phone. Below I will tell you about another way to save photos through a special website. This can be done on any mobile device, tablet, as well as on a computer – the essence is the same. Compared to constantly disappearing apps, this method has been working for many years, so I recommend taking note of it.

Rapid Save Reposter for Instagram (Tim Trinkies)

Attention: the application is no longer available in the Russian Appstore. It should still work in other countries.

This is a fairly simple program that saves photos and videos from Instagram to the phone’s memory. You can also repost with it.

Приложение Rapid Save Reposter for Instagram

InstaSaver for Instagram (Xing Zhao)

Attention: the application is no longer available in the Russian Appstore. It should still work in other countries.

And the latest iPhone application that still works and saves photos and videos.

Приложение InstaSaver for Instagram

A universal way to save photos and videos to your phone (Android or iOS) or computer

Frominsta is a versatile way to download any content from Instagram. More specifically, you can download Videos, IGTV, Reels, Photos and Carousel. And all this with excellent quality, the best possible.

The service is very laconic and from this it will be understandable to any user. You don’t have to worry about security either, since the service does not store downloaded files.


DownloadGram is a mega simple website that allows you to save a photo or video from Instagram in a couple of clicks. Please note that due to the fact that this is a website, with its help you can download photo and video files to any device, be it a computer, a phone of any brand or a tablet.

If you have any difficulties in using the service, below you will find step-by-step instructions on how to use it.

Running ahead: if for some reason you didn’t like DownloadGram, you can use a similar service called Ninja Copy (click on the link and select what you need to download in the footer of the site). On this site, you can download anything from Instagram, from posts, stories and live streams to comments, likes and followers. The only inconvenience is that you need to use a different page for each type of content. Nevertheless, this service is very convenient.

Step 1. Open Instagram and copy the link to the photo or video you want to save.

If you save via the Instagram application:

Как скопировать ссылку на пост в приложении Инстаграм

If you are saving on your computer:

Как найти ссылку на публикацию на сайте Инстаграм
  • visit
  • to open the post and get its link, click on the post date;
  • in the window that opens, copy the link in the line where the site address is entered.

Step 2. Visit the DownloadGram site on your computer or mobile browser.

Step 3. In the center of the site there is a field where you need to paste the link copied to Instagram. Paste the link and click Download.

Приложение FastSave for Instagram0
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Step 4. Below you will see a greenish Download Image button. Click on it.

Step 5. For mobile devices – a new window with a photo will open. Place your finger on the image and hold it for a few seconds until the “Save Photo” option appears. On your computer, the download should start automatically.

Приложение FastSave for Instagram1

Well, that’s it! After the last step, the photo will be saved to the gallery of your phone or to the download folder on your computer.

I wish you a great mood and more #InstaActivity in your profile! 😉

This article was published on September 17, 2015. After the original was completely edited and rewritten, the publication date was changed to a more recent one.

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