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How to download Instagram photos to your phone or PC - Keep them safe forever!

Instagram is full of amazing photos. Keep them safe!
January 29, 2022

Are you wondering how to download Instagram photos? There’s no native option to download other peoples’ images from Instagram, so you’ll have to use third-party software or tricky solutions to get the job done. Here are a few methods to try on both Android and PC devices.

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How to download Instagram photos

Editor’s note: Instagram stops people from downloading images for a reason. These are intellectual property. Laws differ from place to place, but chances are it’s illegal to use them or keep them without permission. Be sure to research local laws before proceeding. We also recommend that you make sure whoever uploaded the image doesn’t mind you downloading it. 

Also: All instructions in this tutorial were put together using a Pixel 4a running Android 12 or a PC running Windows 11. Remember, some steps might be slightly different depending on your hardware and software.

Try saving images on Instagram first

If you just want to admire an Instagram photo whenever you please, you may not need to download it. Instagram has a built-in feature for creating a collection of your favorite Instagram posts. This makes it easy to bookmark images and enjoy them at will. The only downside to this is that the image will disappear from your Saved section if the author happens to delete the Instagram post. This is rarely the case, though.

How to save images on Instagram:

  1. Open the Instagram app on your phone, or the website on your computer.
  2. Find the post you want to save.
  3. Hit the bookmark icon in the bottom-right corner of the post.

Now you can view your saved posts by going to Instagram > Profile > Menu > Saved on Android, or Instagram > Profile > Saved on the official website.

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Take a screenshot!

Xiaomi phone how to take a screenshot - How to download Instagram photos
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This is not optimal, and resolution won’t be great, but taking a screenshot is the easiest way to download images from Instagram. We have dedicated tutorials for taking screenshots on Android and Windows; check them out below.

Here: How to take a screenshot on Android | How to take a screenshot on Windows

How to download Instagram photos using DownloadGram

The easiest way to download Instagram photos is with a website called DownloadGram. It essentially allows you to throw the links you need into a website and download the results. Here’s a quick rundown of the steps you’ll need:

  1. Launch Instagram on your device and find the image you want to download.
  2. Tap the three-dot icon in the top-right corner of the image and select Copy Link.
  3. Visit DownloadGram’s website at
  4. Paste the link into the text box.
  5. Select Download Now.
  6. Hit Download right below the image.

Also read: How to up your Instagram game and get more followers

How to download Instagram photos using FastSave

Another way to download Instagram photos requires just a little bit of help from the Play Store. Don’t worry; the app is free to use. After that, the copy and paste process is pretty much the same as using DownloadGram. The only downside to FastSave is that it is only available for Android, so other users are out of luck with this one.

  1. Download FastSave from the Play Store (it’s free).
  2. Open the Instagram app and find the image you want to download.
  3. Tap the three-dot icon in the top-right corner of the image and select Copy Link.
  4. Open the FastSave app, paste the link into the search box, and look for the image.
  5. Select the download button in the bottom-right corner.
  6. Pick the images you want to download by checking the boxes.
  7. Select Fast Download.
  8. You’re done!

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Also, try Save-o-gram

Save o gram - How to download Instagram photos

We’ve already shown you a way to download images from Instagram using a website and an Android app. Now it’s time for Microsoft users to take the spotlight with this Windows-specific program. Save-o-gram also happens to be a pretty complete solution. This software allows you to download photos independently or in a .zip file. You can also visualize images in a resizable grid. It’s even possible to download all images from an Instagram user at once.

There is one massive downside to this great software! It’s a paid app and costs $9. You get a 14-day trial, though. And it’s a great tool, so it might be worth your cash.

  1. Download and install Save-o-gram.
  2. Enter a username, hashtag, or link into the text box on top to see Instagram images.
  3. Select the images you want to download.
  4. Click Download selected photos or Download as ZIP file.

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