With Instagram’s extensive photo options, you may have a photo that you’ve edited within the app that you now want to export to your computer. Or you may see a photo from one of the users you follow that you like and want to download it. Instagram has a lot of features that allow users to download their own photos and bookmark other users’ images. But you are restricted from downloading other users’ images.
There are ways to go around that and we shall see in the course of this article. But, let’s begin with how to save photos on your own account.
Save Instagram Photos on iPhone
How to Save your Own Instagram Photos on Your iPhone
When you upload a photo on Instagram, you already have a copy of it on iPhone. The problem comes in when you use the app’s filters and editing features to make changes to the image ad it turns out so well, you want a copy of it. Or you take a photo within the app. The good news is that there is a way you can save the photos you post on Instagram. Here’s how to do it.
Step 1: On your Profile Tab, click on the gear icon to access the settings
Step 2: Scroll down until you see “Save Original Photos”
Step 3: Turn it on and now every time you post a new photo on Instagram, it will be copied to a folder in your device’s photo album called “Instagram.”
How to Save Other Users’ Instagram Photos
Like we mentioned before, saving other users’ images on Instagram is definitely difficult, but not impossible. You could take a screenshot but that will not yield a high-quality image. Here’s a simple way to do it.
Step 1: Open the image you want to save on your desktop browser. Click the timestamp so the post appears on its own.
Step 2: On the browser’s menu, click “View” and then select “Developer > View Source.” You can also just right-click on the image and choose “View Page Source.”
Step 3: On the page that appears you will find the URL of the actual image. Look for “jpg” and you’ll find it pretty quickly.
Step 4: Copy the URL and paste it into your browser and you’ll see the full version of the image. You can then just go ahead and save it like any other image you may find online (right-click and select (save image as).