How to Download Photos from Instagram
There’s no native option to Save/download images from Instagram, so you’ll have to use third-party software to get the job done. You’ll find two methods for Android and PC below.
The first one is great for casual users, as it allows you to download photos from Instagram one by one without the need to install software on your device. The second method requires an Android/Windows app and is a better choice if you plan on downloading lots of images.
How to download Intagram images from a Mobile Device or Desktop :
Method one : DownloadGram
DonwloadGram doesn’t require downloading software to run, which makes downloading Instagram photos a bit less risky, not to mention easier. DownloadGram can be used on desktop computers as well as mobile devices.
On a desktop:
Step 1: Navigate to Instagram on the web.
Step 2: Find the picture you want to save. Click on the “…” and click “Go to Post.”
Step 3: Copy the photo’s URL from the web address bar in your browser.
Step 4: Go to DownloadGram
Step 5: Input the photo’s URL into the box with the auto-generated Instagram link.
Step 6: Click the Download button. Then, click the resulting Download Picture button to save your image.
On a mobile device:
Step 1: Open the Instagram app and find the photo you want to download.
Step 2: Tap on the “…” icon and click “Copy link.”
Step 3: Follow steps 4-6 from the desktop instructions above, using a mobile web browser to paste the link at DownloadGram and tapping the download button.
How to download Instagram images from a PC :
If you’re not afraid of a bit of code, you can download an Instagram photo using Instagram itself on a desktop computer.
Step 1: Navigate to Instagram’s website.
Step 2: Find the Instagram photo you want to download and click on it. (Note: You may have to right-click or control-click and select “Open in new tab” for the next steps to work properly.)
Step 4: Right/control-click the photo, and then click View Page Source or equivalent.
Step 6: Locate the section that has “meta property” information (you can also search it by clicking “Ctrl F” and typing meta property into the search bar). Here, you’ll see a line of code that starts with <meta property=”og:image“.
Step 7: Copy the link that follows the “content=” after that meta property tag until you see a common photo extension, specifically JPG or PNG.
Step 8: Paste the link into your browser and hit Enter.
Step 9: You will be taken to a page with just the photo. Now, right-click or Ctrl-click the image, and select Save Image As to save the photo.