How to save Instagram videos to your iPhone or Android phone

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How to save Instagram videos to your iPhone or Android phone

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  • You can save Instagram videos to your iPhone or Android phone in three different cases. 
  • It’s easy to save your own Instagram videos, or any videos that you’ve posted to your Instagram story.
  • To save an Instagram video postsed by somebody else, you’ll have to record your screen — just make sure to give that account proper credit if you post the video later. 
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When you take a video through the Instagram app, it’s housed within the app, rather than saved to your phone. 

So if you want to have the video backed up on your iPhone or Android phone, you’ll have to manually save it to your camera roll.

But before you start backing up all of your Instagram videos, keep in mind that saving videos to your phone means they’ll take up space on your device.

If you’re short on room, for example, you may want to move some videos to the cloud or use another backup method to keep your data intact while saving space.

Here’s what you’ll need to do to save Instagram videos on your iPhone or Android phone, whether they were recorded within the app, added to your story, or if they belong to someone else.

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How to save your own Instagram videos

If you recorded a video within the app and want to save it to your phone’s camera roll, here’s what you’ll need to do:

1. Open the Instagram app on your phone.

2. Toggle over to your profile by tapping your profile photo icon in the bottom toolbar.

3. Tap on the video you want to save to your phone’s camera roll.


Navigate to your own video post that you want to save.
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4. Tap the three dots in the top-right corner of the screen.

5. Select “Save” or “Save Video.”

How to save Instagram videos posted to your story 

Here’s how to save one of your Instagram stories to your phone:

1. Open Instagram.

2. Tap the Stories bubble in the top-left corner of the screen.


Tap the bubble icon that says “Your Story.”
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3. When you see the video you want to save, tap the three dots.

4. In the pop-up menu, select “Save” or “Save Video” (iOS users will be given the option to save the entire story).


Select Save Video to save your story.
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After completing the process, you should get a quick confirmation that your video has been saved to your device’s camera roll.

How to save Instagram videos posted by someone else

If you want to save someone else’s Instagram video, you can do it by recording your phone screen.  

Those with an iPhone are in luck, as screen recording is built into the deviceHowever, Android users will have to use an app — like AZ Screen Recorder or EZ Screen Recorder — to get it done.

Finally, make sure you give the original account proper credit if you post the video later. It’s poor practice and potential copyright infringement if you steal someone else’s video and pretend it’s your own. 


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Global VC, Founder, and entrepreneur extraordinaire as featured in Inc. Magazine, Bloomberg, and Forbes. Sammy Singh is a graduate of UCLA and Wharton School of Business as well as a former student of Loyola University of Chicago. Sammy is best known as a renowned financial technology global entrepreneur and has founded over 26 different firms across industry and all over the world. He is a venture capitalist,a TV/ Film actor, tax specialist, and marketing solutions strategist. Connect with Sammy Singh on social media below!

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