While scrolling through your Instagram feed, you sometimes come across certain images and videos that you just can’t resist saving. For pictures, you can just take screenshots – simple, effective, and quick. But for the latter, you’ll have to use a reliable Instagram video downloader.
We’ve previously talked about Facebook video downloader tools in the past.
Since Facebook owns Instagram, one could assume that they can use the same tools to download videos from both platforms.
For Instagram, you’re going to need a separate program.
The internet is flooded with Instagram video downloaders.
However, for first-timers i.e. those who’ve never used such tools to download Instagram videos before, knowing which websites/apps to trust is important.
After all, you don’t want to end up with malware.
On that note, I’ve compiled a list of some of the best (and free) Instagram video downloaders to try in 2021.
Let’s jump right in.
Best Instagram Video Downloaders in 2021
Here are 13 of the most reliable Instagram video downloaders to try this year:
As with previous reviews of video grabber tools, let’s start this list off with the most popular and user-friendly tool.
DownloadInstagramVideos is a web-based Instagram video downloader with a rather self-explanatory name.
The tool works smoothly on all major browsers. Here’s how you use it:
- Open Instagram and copy the link of the post. If you’re on a web browser, simply copy the URL from the address bar. If you’re on the mobile app, tap on options (the three-dotted line at the top) and tap on “Copy link.”
- Open DownloadInstagramVideos and paste the link into the field (next to where it says “Instagram Video URL”). You may have to type www. before the URL to proceed.
- Click on the button that says “Download Instagram Video.”
- You’ll then be able to preview your video. Click/Tap on the download button underneath it.
Super easy, right?
In just four simple steps, you can get your hands on your favorite Instagram videos.
The next tool on the list is InstaDownloader.co – a lean and easy-to-use tool that lets you download Instagram videos in a few minutes.
You can also use this tool to download photos without having to take screenshots and cropping them.
Additionally, the tool works as an IGTV downloader.
It works the same way as DownloadInstagramVideos.
Just copy the Instagram video link and paste it in the given field. Click on the button, and the tool will start processing your download link.
Once done, you’ll be able to preview your video (to make sure you got the right one) and download it by clicking the button below it.
w3toys – what sounds like a source for pre-written codes – is actually a popular platform to download Instagram videos (and photos) on-the-go.
It works like all other standard video downloaders. Just grab the video URL and download your files in high quality. Videos will be downloaded as MP4s.
You may have to scroll past an ad to get to the download button.
Remember – if you’re not using Google Chrome, you might have to right-click and select “Save as.”
4. Video Downloader – for Instagram Repost App
The Video Downloader – for Instagram Repost App is a two-in-one tool (for Android) that lets you:
- Download Instagram videos, photos, and IGTV content
- Repost the content on your account with just a few steps
To grab content, open the Instagram post that you want to download, and copy its URL. Switch to the Video Downloader App, paste the URL in the provided field, and download content directly to your smartphone.
The app is currently available on Google Play and has been downloaded over 50 million times.
InstaOffline is another popular web-based Instagram video downloader that works just as well as the others.
You can download as many videos, photos, and IGTV content as you want – all you need is a link.
To download content using InstaOffline, copy the URL of the video, photo, or IGTV content, and paste it in the text box.
InstaOffline is 100% secure and can download posts with multiple files/videos.
Next on the list is DownloadGram, another web-based online tool that lets you download Instagram videos as high quality MP4 files.
The website itself features a simplistic design, with no ads or additional instructions to distract you.
Simply copy the post from an Instagram account, paste it in the given field, and hit the download button.
Do note that clicking on the URL field might open up a new tab leading to another website.
Don’t worry about it. Just ignore it, close the tab, return to the tool, and proceed to paste the video link.
You can also use it as an Instagram downloader.
In fact, the tool lets you download videos from over 1,000 different websites, including Twitter, Facebook, Dailymotion, Vimeo, and BBC, to name a few.
Besides the web version, you can also download the free trial version for desktop.
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8. +Download 4 Instagram Twitter
Unlike iPhone users, Android users have a lot of options when it comes to Instagram video downloaders.
One of them is the +Download 4 Instagram Twitter app.
As you can probably tell by its name, the app also works as a Twitter video downloader.
In addition to that, it can also download videos from Tumblr.
All in all, this app is great if you’re looking for a quick and easy way to download videos directly to your smartphone.
9. Downloader for Instagram + Direct Message
If you’re a Google Chrome user (and occasionally use Instagram on the web), you should try the Downloader for Instagram + Direct Message extension.
This tool is one of the few that are able to download Instagram stories and direct messages, in addition to videos and photos.
On top of that, the extension also allows for “mass download” i.e. grabbing all viewed files on a page, as a single ZIP file.
This extension provides a great way to download content on-the-go, without having to leave Instagram.
10. FastSave for Instagram
FastSave for Instagram is yet another great Instagram video downloader for Android.
The app is currently available on Google Play and has over 10 million downloads.
In just a few simple steps, you can download Instagram photos and videos directly to your mobile device.
However, according to some user reviews, as of now, the app doesn’t work smoothly on Android 10.
As per one review, you’ll have to open the FastSave app, copy the link from Instagram, close the app, and then turn it on again to be able to use it.
Hopefully, a future update will fix this problem. Other than that, this app is solid.
Gramsave is the ultimate Instagram downloader.
It is a web-based tool that lets you download all of the following:
- Instagram videos
- IGTV content
- Private Instagram videos and other content (neither recommended, nor endorsed)
- Display pictures
Needless to say, if you’re looking to acquire content from an Instagram account, Gramsave is your go-to downloader.
12. IV Saver
IV Saver is an Android application that lets you download Instagram videos and content from IGTV.
However, the app was recently removed from Google Play due to a violation. You can still download the APK and install it manually on your device.
Last one on the list is Regrammer, another web-based tool that lets you download Instagram videos in HD quality.
To download, copy and paste the URL of the video in the field that says “Paste the Instagram link here.” Once done, click on the preview button.
The tool will then process your link, leading you to a new page where you’ll be able to preview the video. Click on the download button underneath it and you’re good to go.
Is it Alright to Download Instagram Videos?
Unless you have the permission to do so, downloading Instagram videos could get you in trouble. Even if you're eager to get a video of yourself from the latest ecommerce conference or party, it's not work it unless getting permission.
Not only that, if you post any copyrighted material on your account, sooner or later, it’ll get deleted on its own. That’s just how Instagram works.
Before you download any videos from Instagram, make sure to ask the original uploader first.
By using any of the tools discussed above, you can start downloading your favorite videos from Instagram in no time.
With all of that content at your disposal, you can now start crafting high-level video assets with Lumen5.
Obaid is the Founder & Creative Director of Planet Content. His focus lies on content creation, 2D animation, and taking the boring & annoying out of marketing.