How to Download Instagram Reels

The moment TikTok was banned in India, the only app whose popularity surged tremendously was Instagram solely for its ability to provide users to make short videos.

In 2020, Instagram released reels that allowed users to create fun short videos on an extensive catalog of music and user-generated reels media.

The platform works exactly the same as TikTok. There are no doubt reels is a fun way of entertaining your audiences and a great platform to introduce your brand to interested users.

How to Download Instagram Reels

Despite being such a popular platform, users still struggle to download reels directly from Instagram. That’s because there are no direct means available for downloading reels.

So what if you come across an engaging reels video and want to keep it on your device. What’s the alternative then? Luckily there are apps and websites that help users download reels videos without much hassle.

There are plenty of apps and I am sure you’ll probably lose your cool in finding the right one. For that, I have provided three ways that will let you download and save Instagram reels videos easily, meaning without the involvement of tedious steps. 

Wanna know how to download Instagram reels through apps and online sources, let’s explore!

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1. Download Instagram Reels Using an App

For Android

reels downloader

If you’re an Android smartphone, then Story, Video & Reels Downloader for Instagram would be the best app for downloading Instagram reels. It’s quite popular on the play store, has decent ratings and above all is very easy to use. Here’s how you can download reels videos through this app:

Step 1: Install Reels Downloader from Google Play Store 

Step 2: Now open an Instagram application on your smartphone and go to the reel you wish to download.

Step 3: Next, tap on the three-dot button at the bottom of the Reel and copy the link for that video.

Step 4: Open the application you downloaded and paste the link and you’ll have your reels downloaded within seconds. 

For iOS

InSaver for Instagram Repost 4

As for the iPhone users, there’s a dedicated app called InSaver application for Instagram that lets you download reels, repost, archive photos and videos directly from Instagram. You can get it easily from the Apple App Store. Once you install the app, you can proceed with the following steps:

Step 1: Open Instagram and search for the reel video you want to download. 

Step 2: Now copy the link of the reel video

Step 3: Next, open the InSaver application and your copied link will be automatically pasted by the app.

Step 4: You’ll now have to click on Opens >  Share >  Save and the video will be automatically saved on your iPhone.

2. Download Instagram Reels Online

Well, if you don’t want to install a particular app for downloading reels, then you’ll surely opt for this particular method. A website called is all you need to visit. It lets you download reels by just pasting the link of the video. It even works for Facebook and is indeed the easiest source for downloading reels videos. 

Follow these steps to download reels via

Step 1: Open Instagram and go to the reels you want to download.

Step 2: Copy the link of the reel video by tapping the three dots at the bottom of your screen.

Step 3: Now go to and paste the link in the URL box. 

Step 4: Click on the download button and the website will display the reel.

Step 5: Later, you’ll see a download button next to your Instagram Reels video, click on it and you’ll be good to go.

3. Save Instagram Reels Directly(From the Instagram App Itself)

Save Instagram Reels Directly

Here’s how you can save Instagram Reels directly from the app:

Step 1: Open the Instagram app on your device.

Step 2: Tap Search and then open the Reels video you want to download.

Step 3: Once the video gets loaded, click on the three-dots icon.

Step 4: Now, a series of options will be displayed on your screen. Select Save and your reels will be saved on your device.  

Now in order to view your downloaded reels, you’ll have to visit Instagram’s home screen. There, click on the Hamburger menu which you’ll easily get at the top right of your screen. From the options displayed, click on Settings > Account option > Saved. Over there inside the All Posts folder, you’ll find all your recently saved reels videos. 


Can you save Instagram reels?

Follow the third method listed in this article and you’ll be able to save Instagram reels directly within the app. 

Android users can either use the built-in screen recorder to download Instagram Reels or use a third-party app for screen recording.

Is it legal to download Instagram reels videos?

Downloading Instagram reels videos is completely legal unless and until you dont tweak the content and use it for personal purposes. By doing so, you’ll be violating the rules stated by Instagram. 

How can I download Instagram reels without an app?

You’ll have to visit a website like in order to download Instagram reels without an app. It’s very easy to use, just paste the link and you’ll have it downloaded in no time. 

How do I download Instagram reels to my iPhone?

Follow the second method stated above in this article for downloading Instagram reels to your iPhone. The first 

How do I download reels with audio?

All these methods including the app and website will let you download reels with audio. Just follow the steps and you’ll have it on your device.


So this was our quick guide on how to download Instagram reels through three different means. Equipping one of these methods will let you download as well as save your favorite Instagram reels videos without much effort. You can definitely rely on these methods until Instagram announces its own feature of downloading reels directly within the app ( I hope that will happen soon). 

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