How to save photos from Instagram

How to save photos from Instagram

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Likely, because of copyright, Instagram does not allow you to save photos from the website or app. This can be quite annoying if you've lost photos you've taken and uploaded to the site, and you want a sepia-colored copy back on your phone or laptop.

How to save photos from Instagram

Fortunately, there are many third-party tools to help you recover them. So without further ado, here's how to save photos from Instagram.

How to save Instagram photos to your computer:

By far the easiest way to save Instagram photos is on a desktop or laptop computer. A simple online tool means you don't have to download any apps or jump through too many hurdles.

  1. Go to
  2. You will get an extremely simple interface - you just need the URL of the image you want to download. Simply go to your profile, click on the image and copy this URL.
  3. Paste the URL in the box on Downloadgram, and the jpeg version of the photo will download to your desktop. The test photo of my cat, Humphries, weighed 117 KB.


How to save Instagram photos to your cell phone:

Don't have access to a computer and need to recover your Instagram photos faster? No problem, there's an app for that. Personally, I recommend doing things on a computer, because who knows what the app might contain, but if you really can't wait, there are many solutions that purport to offer the ability to save photos from Instagram.

On iOS, there is an application called Instaget which appears to let you save photos from Instagram. It has pretty solid reviews, averaging 4.9/5.0, so it looks like it's worth a try in a pinch.

On Android, FastSave appears to be a decent alternative, with an average rating of 4.4/5.

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