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How to download Instagram reels?

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You may have come across Instagram reels whether you are an avid user of Instagram. Around the world, the content of Instagram reels has changed over time since they came out in 2020. Nowadays, they are used for marketing, advertising, influencing, promotions, and to sum up memories.

In this article, we discuss and inform you about how to download Instagram reels for future reference.

Can you download IG reels?

We have listed three reasons in this article through which you can download or save Instagram reels for later. We often come across motivational reels containing educational or informational content; you can always save these reels for future viewing.

Another way of preserving that reel is by sending it to your friend or another account, where you can accumulate content you would like to view later or learn about.

Also read: How to delete Highlights on Instagram?

How to download IG reels?

Given below are a few options as to how to download reels:

Download your reels

Log into your Instagram account via the Instagram app and follow the steps given below:

  • Head to your profile and click on the reels icon next to your posts.
  • Open up a reel that you would like to download. Then click on the three vertical dots menu button at the bottom-right corner of the reels.
  • Tap on Save to your device from the given options. You can also tap on Manage and Save to your device.

Screen-record reels

You can screen-record the reel from your android phone. Scroll down the notifications bar and tap on the screen recording option. Open your Instagram app and record any reel of your liking by switching on the screen recording function. You can also screen-record Instagram stories.

Use third-party apps

There is no official way to download Instagram reels of other users from the app or the Instagram website. However, you can use third-party apps for android, iOS, and PC from the link below. All you have to do is copy the link of the reel and paste it onto the app to download the reel.

You can get the best apps to download Instagram reels from here 

Also read: Is there a character limit to direct messages on Instagram?

Sania Usmani

Sania Usmani

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