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If you’re hoping to save a few favorite shots from the ‘Gram, it’s easier said than done. There’s no native option to download other peoples’ images from Instagram, so you’ll have to use third-party software to get the job done. Here are two methods to try on both Android and PC devices.

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The first method is excellent for casual users, as it allows you to download images from Instagram one by one without any extra software. However, the second method requires an Android or Windows app and is a better choice if you plan on downloading lots of images. Let’s get to it, shall we?

How to download images from Instagram on Android

Method one: DownloadGram

The easiest way to download images on Android 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 icon above the image (three vertical dots).
  3. Select the “Copy Link” option.
  4. Visit DownloadGram’s website at www.downloadgram.com.
  5. Paste the link into the text box (long press and tap “Paste”).
  6. Tap “Download,” followed by “Download image.”

Method two: FastSave for Instagram

The second way to download images from Instagram requires just a little bit of help from the Play Store. You’ll have to track down the FastSave for Instagram app and add it to your phone. Don’t worry; the app is free to use. After that, the copy and paste process is pretty much the same as using DownloadGram.

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FastSave for Instagram might not allow you to download multiple images at once, but it does work a lot faster than the first method. If you plan on downloading many pictures from the social network, this is the option you should go with.

  1. Download FastSave for Instagram from the Play Store (it’s free).
  2. Launch the app, turn on the “FastSave Service” feature, and tap “Open Instagram.”
  3. Tap the icon above the image you want to download (three vertical dots).
  4. Choose the “Copy Link” option to download the image to your device.
  5. View downloaded images in your gallery or within the FastSave for Instagram app.

How to download images from Instagram — PC

Method one: DownloadGram

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DownloadGram

The website used to download images from Instagram to an Android device can also be used for your PC. Better yet, the process is just as simple. Here’s a quick reminder of the steps you’ll need to follow:

  1. Visit Instagram’s website and find the image you want to download.
  2. Click the “…” icon (three horizontal dots), which will bring up a few options.
  3. Select the “Go to post” option and then copy the URL of the page.
  4. Visit DownloadGram’s website at www.downloadgram.com.
  5. Paste the link into the text box.
  6. Tap “Download,” followed by “Download image.”

Method two: Save-o-gram

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Save-o-gram

Save-o-gram is the way to go if you want to download multiple images from Instagram simultaneously. It’s an easy platform to dive into and the best way to go if you want to download multiple photos at a time. To get started, you’ll have to download the software from the official website and open it once it’s ready.

However, you can only use the software free for seven days. After that, you’ll have to dish out a one-time fee of $9, which is a fair price for those who download images from Instagram regularly.

  1. Download Save-o-gram at www.save-o-gram.com and open it when installed.
  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.”

Alternative: Bookmark images on Instagram

If all you want to do is save images to view them later, you don’t need to download them to your device — you can bookmark the ones you like.

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The whole process is even easier than the methods listed above. You can open any image you like, and you’ll need just one button. Here are the steps:

  1. Launch Instagram on your device and find the image you want to download.
  2. Tap the bookmark button below the image to save it.
  3. To see all the saved images, head into your profile, tap the menu icon in the top-right corner, and select the “Saved” option.

You can download all of your own images as well in the settings tab. Just head to Settings, then Account, and then Original Photos. Here you’ll find a toggle menu for Save Original Photos. Set it to On, and your phone will automatically save a copy of each image you post.