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How To Download Videos From Instagram | A-Z Guides

Read this article carefully to see How to Download Videos from Instagram and every other social media platforms.

Are you an instagram user? Have you been seeing some of the beautiful, funny and interesting videos that people/pages you follow and you followers have been posting online? Have you ever thought of how you can download some of those videos and reels into your device storage?

I know some of you might be thinking that it is impossible to get them just like the way some people thought it is impossible to download Facebook Videos. But if you have a positive response to any of the above questions on Instagram Videos, make sure that you read this article carefully to the end.

In this article, I am going to let you know that it very possible to download videos from Instagram. Not only that, I will also give you some step by step guidelines on different platforms where you can follow to download the videos successfully.

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 Important Features of Instagram Videos

Instagram Videos are usually in the MP4 formats and the maximum length is 60 minutes. Some of the important features of the videos are as shown below:


2k, 4k, 6k, 8k, HD

Resolution and Sizes

  • Aspect ratio is best when it is between 1.91:1 and 9:16.
  • Video Resolution: Minimum of 720 pixels
  • Frame Rate: Minimum of 30 FPS (Frame Per Second)
  • Videos that are 10 minutes or less should not exceed 650MB
  • Videos that are up to 60 minutes must be 3.6GB or less.

Video codec

  • Progressive scan (no interlacing).
  • High profile.
  • 2 consecutive B frames.
  • Closed GOP. GOP of half the frame rate.
  • CABAC.
  • Chroma subsampling: 4:2:0.

Audio codec

  • Channels: Stereo or Stereo + 5.1.
  • Sample rate 96khz or 48khz.

How to Download Videos From Instagram

You can download high quality videos from Instagram by following the procedures that I am going to show you in this section of the article below:

Step 1: Open your Instagram

Step 2: Click on the 3 dots on the top right corner of the videos you want to download.

instagram video

Step 3: Click on ‘Copy Link’ option to copy the video URL

instagram video copy option

After you have copied the link, you can use any of the following platforms to download the video from Instagram.

Download Instagram Videos with PLAYit

1. Open the PLAYit Application

2. Click on the download icon

playit app

3. Paste the link you copied the Step 3 above on the search bar displayed

playit app video download

4. Click again on the download icon on top right corner of the search bar and wait for the video to download.

Download Instagram Videos From “”

1.  Go to any browser on your phone

2. Search for “Savefrom.Net”

3. Paste the link you copied the Step 3 above on the search bar displayed site

4. Allow the site to process the video

5. Click on the Download button to get the video format.

6.  Click again on Download MP4 button to download the video


Download Instagram Videos Using VidMate

1. Open VidMate App on your phone

2. Paste the lnstagram video link that you had copied on top of the search bar

vidmate app

3. Click on the download button to download the video

vidmate download

Download Instagram Video Using iGram

1. Go to on your browser

2. Paste the lnstagram video link that you had copied on top of the search bar


3. Click on the download button to load the video details

4. Click again on the download button below the video to download

igram download

Download Instagram Videos Using VideoHunter App

1. Copy the URL of your favorite Instagram video and paste it to the input box of VideoHunter

2. Click “Analyze” and it will provide multiple choices of output formats for your option.

3. Choose the output format you prefer and click “Download”. Its batch download feature is worth a try, saving you time.

This app supports downloading only the audio of the respective video. Click on the drop-down icon beside “Download” and choose “audio” to save the audio instead of the full video.

Download Instagram Videos Using Source Code

1. Open the video that you want to download.

2. Right-click on it and select Inspect element. Depending on your browser, the name could be different, like View page source.

3. Now press Ctrl + F keys to open Find option and type “.mp4” in it.

4. The search will open up a section of code. Here, copy the link next to src= (the link ends with .mp4).

5. Paste this link in a new tab, and the video will start playing. You can right-click and select Save video as… to download the video.

Download Instagram Videos Using SaveInsta

1. Visit on your browser

2. Paste the link of the video you want to download


3. Allow the video to process

4. Click on Download to download the video

Other Tools Used For Downloading Instagram

The following are other alternative links and Apps that you can use to download Instagram videos comfortably:

  • VideoProc Converter
  • HitPaw Video Converter
  • EaseUS Video Downloader
  • WinX Video Converter
  • Apple Shortcut

I hope that you have found this article helpful. If you have any other questions on How to Download Videos from Instagram, kindly make use of the comment section under this article.

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