How to save Instagram photos and videos on Android Phone

How to Save Instagram Images on Android Phone

There is no need of special introduction for Instagram. It allows its users to upload and share their photos and video contents and is best known as a photo-sharing social media platform. However, Instagram does not have any options to save Instagram photos and videos on Android Phone. You can just watch and react to them, but you cannot download/save them to your mobile.

Don’t worry. Today we are introducing a technique to download photos and videos from Instagram easily. This guide allows you to save photos and videos for free. Let’s see how to do that.

Steps to save Instagram photos and videos on Android Phone

Step 1:  At first, you need to download an application named ‘FastSave for Instagram’ from the Google Play store. This free Instagram downloader application has all the functionality to download and save photos and videos from Instagram. Open Google Play Store on your Android smartphone device and search for ‘FastSave For Instagram’ to find the app. Otherwise, you can use the following link to download.

Download FastSave for Instagram.

Step 2: After installing, tap on the app icon, which is located on the home screen of your device. The app screen will open up. It will look like this:

Fast Save to save Instagram photos and videos on Android Phone

Step 3: In this app screen, you have certain options. You can follow the guides to use the app on the bottom part. The app offers FastSave Service which you can turn on using the toggle button.

Download Instagram photos

Step 4: Now that you have enabled the FastSave service, the application is ready to save Instagram photos and videos. Tap on ‘Open Instagram’ button to launch the Instagram app.

Step 4: In the Instagram App, find the photo or video that you want to download. Tap on the three dots located at the top right corner of that post as shown in the below picture representation.

Copy Link to save Instagram photos and videos on Android Phone

Step 6: It will open a popup window with six options. Tap on the second option, which is ‘Copy Link’.

Download Insta photo by copying link

Step 7: FastSave app keeps running the background, and monitors for the link you copy from the Instagram app. As soon as you copy the URL, it will automatically start downloading the file. It works for both videos and images. You can view the progress in the notification panel.

To view the Instagram image you just saved, tap on the notification from FastSave, and it will take you to the downloads section of the app. There you can see all the saved photos and videos from Instagram. You can then copy or share this media files to any other folders or directly to your gallery.

FastSave makes it a lot easier to download and save photos from Instagram on your Android Phone. At least it’s much better than talking screenshot which only works for images, and not videos. How do you save images and videos?

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Akhil G

Skilled technology writer and widely-read journalist. Social media Influencer, FB India Media Partner. Managing multiple news portals and writing for many. Google Hall Of Fame award winner. Youth Icon of the year - Government of Kerala 2018.