How to Download Instagram Reels Videos

Download Instagram Reels Videos

Looking for a way to download Instagram Reels videos? Scroll below.

They say that the average human attention span is eight seconds. It fits that a few apps have been trying to amuse their audiences with a short video of say 15 seconds. TikTok might come to your mind but since it’s banned in India and has a myriad of privacy concerns, I assume you might be looking for a replacement. And I have just found one for you guys!

Drum rolls…! Instagram has once again paved the way to rescue us from the lockdown boredom. Known as Instagram Reels, its core functioning is similar to TikTok but it comes from a trusted source. Now, a lot of people you know might be doing it. Celebrities, too, have embraced this new trend. If you happen to like a video (pun intended) and want to download it but don’t know how-to, follow the steps mentioned below. 

What is Instagram Reels?

Before you rush to download Instagram Reels videos, you should know what you are getting into. Instagram Reels is a new platform within the social media application that lets the users share their videos to people who aren’t just their followers. You can create 15-second videos in which you can add songs. Moreover, you get to be a part of the challenges that would increase your followers.

Instagram Reel has one rather glaring flaw, which the now banned TikTok has had for a while – downloading videos. Unlike Reels, TikTok could easily let you download their videos within a few taps. Reels give you a hard time to do so. But, never mind! I’ll guide you in multiple ways that will let you download Instagram Reels videos. So, let’s get right into it.

1. How to Download Instagram Reels Videos

1. Download Instagram Reels Videos on Android:

Step 1: Download Photo & Video Downloader for Instagram – Saverr App from Play Store.

Step 3: Launch the app once it’s installed.

Step 4: Now open Instagram and go to the Reels video that you want to download.

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Step 5: Select the three dots and click on Copy Link.

Step 6: Open Saverr App(Photo & Video Downloader for Instagram).

Step 7: The recently copied URL will be in the search box. If not, click on the paste button.

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Step 8: Click on Download. You’ll see that the video will be visible in your Gallery or a video player.

2. Download Instagram Reels Videos on iOS: 

Step 1: Launch the App Store on your iPhone.

Step 2: Search for InSaver for Instagram. Download it.

Step 3: Open the app and set it up.

Step 4: Open Instagram and navigate to the Reels video you’d want to download.

Step 5: Tap on the three dots and select Copy Link.

Step 6: Once again open InSaver for Instagram.

Step 7: If the link isn’t present already, long tap and paste it.

Step 8: Tap in Watch It! Now select Options.

Step 9: Select Share.

Step 10: Now click on Save Video. The video will be visible in the Photos app.

2. Screen Record Instagram Reels Videos:

With a reliable screen recording app, you can save the Reels video by recording the video.

1. On Android

Most Android phones have a built-in screen recorder. If so, make sure it has a quick toggle. Open the Reels video and turn on the screen recorder.

If you don’t have an in-built screen recorder, download one from the Play Store. Install the app of your choice, although AZ Screen Recorder won’t let you down. After it’s installed, open and set it up. Ensure that some kind of floating screen is enabled or at least there’s a quick toggle.

Now launch Instagram and play the Reels video that you want to download. Click on the recorder icon and the app will record the contents of your screen. Once done, stop the screen recording.

2. On iOS

To screen-record Reels video on your iPhone, ensure that the screen recording option is already added to the Control Centre. If not, go to Settings and select Control Centre. Now tap on Customize Controls. Select Screen recording.

Now launch Instagram and navigate to the Reels video you want to download. To reveal the Control Centre, swipe up from your screen. Click on Start Recording. Play the Reels video. Once the video ends, stop the recording. This video will be visible in the Photos app in no time.

Save on Instagram

You can “save” the Reels video on your Instagram but it won’t be visible in your gallery.

Step 1: Launch Instagram and go to the user’s profile whose Reels video you want to download.

Step 2: You’ll see the profile with 4 tabs. Tap on the third option, the one that is a play button.

Step 3: Open the Reels video and tap on the three vertical dots.

Step 4: Tap on Save.

Step 5: To view the video on Instagram, tap on your profile picture on the app.

Step 6: Tap on the three horizontal lines.

Step 7: Select the Account Tab.

Step 8: Click on Saved. You’ll see all the media that you’ve saved.


It’s like a walk in the park if you want to download Instagram Reels videos. Even though the methods aren’t direct, you would still have videos downloaded for offline viewing or sharing.

What do you think about Instagram Reels? Would you see it as a replacement for TikTok? Let us know in the comments section below.

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