Instagram is a highly engaging social media platform and for good reasons. Its ever-expanding user base is keeping the platform intact by uploading millions of posts daily.
Dubsmash and TikTok made short videos cool again, so Instagram came up with Reels, which is more popular in India.
Short videos are shared by a lot of people, thanks to their short length.
But many want to have such videos saved in their gallery. As YouTube videos can be easily downloaded, the same is with Instagram Reels.
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Instagram Reels Video Downloader Apps for Android & iPhone
You can download Instagram reels and share them on other social media accounts (with credit, of course!)
In this article, I have listed the top 10 Instagram Reels video downloader apps for Android & iPhone.
1. Saverr – Reels Video Downloader for Instagram
Saverr is the best Instagram Reels video downloader. The app is quite versatile as it lets you download IGTV, Stories – both photos and videos, normal posts, and Reels.
The app has a unique feature that lets you copy captions and hashtags. How cool!
If you are into reposting posts of other users, Saverr handles that too! This all-in-one Instagram saver only needs you to copy a link of whatever you want to download and paste it into the app.
Keep in mind that the account needs to be public and not private.
Yes, the official Instagram app lets you download Instagram reels through the app itself!
This hassle-free option is a quick way to save Reels for later viewing or even sharing.
To download Instagram Reels on your phone, follow the steps below –
- Launch the Instagram app on your phone.
- Click on the search icon. You can also open a user’s profile if it’s in your recent searches.
- In the Reels tab, tap on the video you want to save.
- Click on the three dots on the bottom and click on ‘Save.’
- This will download the Instagram Reels video.
- You can view the downloaded Reel by going to your profile and clicking on the menu icon.
- Now tap on Saved. All your downloaded videos will be saved here.
The download videos will only be saved inside the app, so they won’t be available on your phone’s storage!
3. Total files
Total files is an enhanced cloud file manager, but it does an excellent job at downloading Instagram Reels on your iPhone.
I’ll get straight into download Reels on your phone. To do that, follow the steps below:
- Launch the Instagram app on your iPhone.
- Go to any Reels that you want to download.
- Click on the three-dot menu at the bottom and tap on ‘Copy link.’ Your iPhone will copy the Reels weblink on the device.
- Now open the App Store.
- Search for the ‘Total files’ app and download it on your device.
- Launch the Total files app.
- Click on the web icon at the bottom.
- Paste the link that you copied.
- Now, the app will direct you to the selected Reels on the web.
- Select ‘Play’ to play the video.
- The app will display a small pop-up to download the video. Select ‘Yes.’
- Total files will ask you to choose the download location.
- Select the location and click on ‘Done’.
- Go to the Total home page where you’ll see the downloaded Reels.
- You can share the video by tapping on ‘Share’ > ‘Save Video’ from the iOS share menu.
You can also download videos from Facebook and Twitter.
4. Insaver ETM Story saver, Video Downloader
Developed by ETM Video Downloader, the Insaver app helps you download any Instagram content – Reels, photos, videos, IGTV, Stories, etc.
To view Reels offline on your phone, simply copy the link and paste it into the app.
You can also repost along with hashtags and captions.
The app lets you view display pictures and download them instantly. When you use the app, you’ll notice that it’s quite easy to use.
5. Ins Mate Downloader for Instagram – Repost & Multi-Accounts
Ins Mate, developed by Super Downloader Apps, is one of the best Instagram Reels video downloader apps.
Like some of the other apps on this list, Ins Mate also lets you download posts, videos, Reels, IGTV, and Stories without much effort.
I like the fact that apps now let users copy hashtags, which if typed manually, is a tedious task.
Users can repost images and videos to Instagram and Vine. Isn’t that cool!
You can save all the downloaded Instagram content in your gallery, which can be accessed anytime, anywhere.
6. AhaSave Video Downloader
AhaSave Video Downloader is one of the best apps to download Instagram Reels.
Its batch download feature lets you download many Instagram Reels and IGTV all together. This does save time for people whose job is to download Reels.
Once the Reels/videos are downloaded, you can view them in landscape mode, share them on any other social media platform, and mute them.
To download any content from Instagram, follow the steps:
- Open Instagram and locate the content you want to download. It can be a Video, Photo, Reels Video, and IGTV video.
- Copy its link.
- Now launch AhaSave app.
- Paste the link from Instagram.
- The download will begin.
If you want to download Stories and videos in batch –
- Download any content that belongs to a profile.
- Click on the profile picture on the homepage.
The batch save is a spotlight feature for me!
7. Downloader for Instagram: Photo & Video Saver
ZN Studio is a simple Reels video downloader. Not just Reels, the app can save anything downloadable via a link.
Its user-friendly interface will make downloading anything easier and hassle-free.
The app claims that any Instagram content can be downloaded in just two steps – copying the link on the Instagram app and pasting it in this app.
While that is true, you’ll technically need more than 2 steps that involve launching the two separate apps, copying the link, navigating to the app, and pasting the link.
But, it’s an easy-to-use app for everyday usage.
8. Instake – Photo & Video Downloader for Instagram
Instake is an excellent Instagram Reels video downloader app. The Android-only application is versatile and extremely easy to use.
You can repost from this app, which saves you the hassle to download an individual app.
With this app, you can download Stories, pictures, videos, IGTV, and Reels.
This free app lets you download an unlimited number of Instagram content in just a few taps.
9. Story Saver – Video Downloader for Story and Reels
Developed by Eros Dev Inc, this app lets you download Instagram Reels for free.
It has a built-in library that lets you view all your countless downloads. The app has an intuitive interface, which not many free apps miss out on.
There’s a multi-video download option which will definitely save you loads of time.
What’s more? You can log in to Instagram’s official website, which the app claims is safe. If your choose to log in, you can save some time as otherwise, you’d be going back and forth for downloading Instagram content.
You can also watch videos as the app comes with an in-built video player.
10. Reposter for Instagram
Reposter for Instagram is an iOS-only app that lets you repost videos and stories.
This app also doubles as a downloader. For that, you’ll have to opt for in-app purchases.
Yes, I know that all the other apps are free, but this paid feature is worth every penny. If you opt for it, you can save an unlimited number of videos and photos, including Reels and Stories.
The app is easy to navigate and doesn’t require many taps.
Which app is the best for downloading Instagram Reels?
Saverr by 3nions is the best for downloading Instagram Reels. You can try other apps too.
How can I download videos from Instagram without an app?
Apart from using apps to download Instagram videos, you can save them in the official app itself or use websites to download them via links.
How do I download Instagram reels to my iPhone?
You can download any of the aforementioned iOS apps for your iPhone. If those don’t work for you, try websites.
Can you save Instagram reels to your camera roll?
Yes, you can. Launch the Instagram app on your iPhone > Press the Stories camera at the top-left of the screen > Click on the Settings icon > Toggle the ‘Save to Camera Roll’ option.
How do you extract music from an Instagram video?
You can extract music from an Instagram video by copying its link and pasting it on websites that let you convert any video into an MP3 file. You can’t download any posts from a private profile; it should be a public profile.
Wrapping it up!
These are the top 10 Instagram Reels video downloader apps for Android & iPhone.
During the lockdown, Reels saw a surge of active users who preferred watching Reels than just photos.
People got creative and showed us their skills with those short videos. It’s only natural to want to save them on your camera roll.
As Instagram doesn’t allow users to directly download any of its content, copying links of any posts make it downloadable, even though you have to take an indirect route.
What are some interesting Instagram channels do you follow? What’s your reason for saving these Reels on your phone?
Tell us in the comments below.