How to download Instagram reels

Instagram reels
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Instagram reels are one of the most popular aspects of Instagram. Due to their short and unique nature, viewers love the reel feature on Instagram. It’s a lot like TikTok in nature but there’s a notable difference, you can’t easily download reels on your phone. So, how to download Instagram reels? We will provide you with a guide in this article.

Downloading reels on your phone is quite unconventional on Instagram. For this, you will have to use a secondary app. Luckily for you, there are many downloading apps available on the play store.

How to save an Insta reel?

Here’s how you can save Insa reels within the app:

  • Open Instagram and search for the reel you want to save.
  • You can also go to the user’s profile and check the reels tab for reels you want to save.
  • Once you have found your reel, wait for it to load.
  • Now, press the three dots icon and tap save.
  • Now the reel is saved within the app. You can access this saved reel by going to your profile and tapping the hamburger icon.
  • This will take you to settings. Tap on the Account button and go to “saved”.
  • You will find your saved videos in this section.

How to download Instagram reels on android?

If you own an android want to download a reel, here’s how you can do that:

  • Go to Google Play and download an Instagram downloader.
  • Open the app once it’s installed.
  • Now go back to your Instagram and select the reels video you want to download.
  • Hit the three dots icon and copy the link.
  • Open the Instagram downloader app and paste the link into the app.
  • Click “download” and your reel video will start downloading.
  • You can now find the downloaded video in your phone’s gallery.

How to download Instagram reels on iPhone?

If you own an iPhone, follow these steps to download an Insta reel:

  • Go to Google Play and download an Instagram downloader for iPhone.
  • Open the app once it’s installed.
  • Now go back to your Instagram and select the reels video you want to download.
  • Hit the three dots icon and copy the link.
  • Open the Instagram downloader app and paste the link into the app.
  • Click “download” and your reel video will start downloading.
  • You can now find the downloaded video in your phone’s gallery.

Downloading reels through screen recording

If you don’t want to use a secondary app to download Insta reels, you can use a screen recording. Here’s how you can do that:

  • Open the screen recording app.
  • Open Instagram and select the reel you want to download.
  • Now start recording with the screen recorder as you play the video.
  • Once done recording, click stop recording on your screen recorder.
  • You can now find your saved recording in the photos gallery.

If your phone does not have a screen recorder, you can download it from the play store.

Conclusion

So how you can download reels from Instagram. You might have to use a third-party app if you don’t have a screen recorder on your phone.

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