Five ways to save Instagram photos

Five ways to save Instagram photos

Five ways to save Instagram photos

You can save Instagram photos on your PC or mobile phone in different ways. Whether using third-party browser extensions or using native features of the social network itself, such as the Collections function. There are also tricks discovered by users when the app had few official alternatives for saving content – in this case, it is still possible to download videos and photos without installing any programs on the computer.

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So the dnetc gathered five ways to save Instagram photos to guide users of the social photo network. Check the list below for the advantages and disadvantages of each service.

How to download photos and videos from Instagram on Android, iOS or the web

How to download photos and videos from Instagram on Android, iOS or the web

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1. Downloader for Instagram

Download for Instagram is a Google Chrome extension that allows you to download photos and videos from the social network on your computer. The plugin makes life easier for the user, who no longer needs to resort to screen prints of the app to save their images. The advantage is being able to download one, two, or even all images already published on Instagram, including those of friends’ profiles. However, it is worth mentioning that this is an unofficial alternative. That is, as a disadvantage, the user needs to download an extension made by third parties to obtain the tool on the PC.

1 of 5 Download for Instagram captures photos on the social network page and allows the user to choose which one to save – Photo: Reproduction / Marília Varoni

Download for Instagram captures photos on the social network page and allows the user to choose which one to save – Photo: Reproduction / Marília Varoni

Download for Instagram is practical and simple to use. After the download and installation, the user only needs to enter the profile that he wants to download the photos and click on the app icon, which will appear next to the login button.

You can save Instagram images directly from the browser. And the procedure does not require any installation on the PC. This «trick» uses only the developer tool, the «inspect element» option, to find the photo link. From there, just click on the image and save normally.

The trick applies to all browsers and works on computers with Windows and MacOS systems. The process also allows the user to download Instagram photos in higher resolution.

2 out of 5 A trick allows the user to download Instagram photos directly through the browser – Photo: Carolina Ochsendorf / dnetc

A trick allows the user to download Instagram photos directly from the browser – Photo: Carolina Ochsendorf / dnetc

The private collections feature is native to Instagram and allows the user to organize their photos saved in the application itself, without using tricks or third-party programs. The function, with a «flag» icon, saves images and videos from your feed in collections, and allows them to be organized by themes, if you prefer. Other users are not notified and what is saved is visible only to you.

The collections tool is available both in the Android and iPhone (iOS) application, as well as in the web version of Instagram. Learn how to create collections on your phone or save photos in your browser.

3 of 5 Resource collections for you to organize saved posts – Photo: Carolina Ochsendorf / dnetc

Resource collections for you to organize saved posts – Photo: Carolina Ochsendorf / dnetc

Another simple and practical way to download Instagram photos on your PC without installing anything is with the Insta Downloader website. The platform allows the user to download the photo just by copying the URL of the Instagram post and pasting it on the website.

The site also offers resources to download videos, all photos from a profile and to view avatars in expanded size. It is worth mentioning that the process does not work on private accounts, only on public profiles.

4 out of 5 Use Insta Downloader to download videos and photos from Instagram on PC – Photo: Reproduction / Helito Bijora

Use Insta Downloader to download Instagram videos and photos on PC – Photo: Playback / Helito Bijora

5. Save by post URL

Instagram Downloader is a site similar to Insta Downloader, but it has a quick access trick on your computer. When opening the photo on the social network, the user only needs to change the URL in the browser and add the letter «g» to the end of the Instagram name (thus «instagramg.com») to be directed to the download platform.

5 out of 5 Service can be accessed by changing the URL – Photo: Reproduction / Instagram Downloader

Service can be accessed by changing the URL – Photo: Playback / Instagram Downloader