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Instagram Reels Video Download: how to download Instagram Reels on Android mobile, iPhone and PC

If you want to download Instagram Reels videos, you can’t do so officially but there are many third-party apps and websites that let you do so. The official Instagram app lets users save their favourite Reels to their accounts for offline viewing. However, it’s not possible to download them to your smartphone, at least officially. Reels are Instagram’s substitution for TikTok and let users record short clips with various visual and audio effects.

Also read: Instagram Reels Remix: how to use the new TikTok Duet-like feature on Instagram Reels

Instagram recently announced that creators can now record up to 60 seconds of Reels instead of 30 seconds. In fact, Adam Mosseri, Head of Instagram recently announced that the platform will cease to be just a photo-sharing app going forward and will be a platform where people go “to be entertained.” This subtly hinted towards the possibility that Instagram will be more video forward henceforth. Let’s take a look at how you can download your favourite Reels videos from the app.

What is Instagram Reels?

Instagram Reels lets users share short 60 second videos on the platform

Instagram Reels lets users share short 60 second videos on the platform

Instagram Reels was introduced in August 2020 after the government of India banned the popular short video sharing app, TikTok. Initially launched with just a 15-second window, Instagram soon extended it to 30 seconds and more recently to 60 seconds. Through this, content creators can record short, fun videos just like TikTok, complete with audio, effects, and new creative tools.

Users can choose any music from the Instagram music library, AR effects, timers, countdown, align, and video speed to create unique short videos. Additionally, the Facebook-owned social media platform has created a whole new space for Reels within the app, where users can head to check the creative and fun videos posted by other creators.

Why is Instagram Reels so popular?

After the launch of Instagram Reels, the app download went up by 11.4 percent in India and the average time spent on the app increased by 3.5 percent. This could be attributed to the fact that TikTok fans were looking for a credible alternative to the banned app with a user base as big as TikTok. Thanks to similar features like music library, align videos, and adjust video speed, Instagram was able to produce a good alternative to the banned app.

How to download and save Instagram Reels from the official app

The official Instagram app lets users save the Reels videos to watch later

The official Instagram app lets users save the Reels videos to watch later

As mentioned before, the Instagram app doesn’t let users download the Reels video to their phones. However, users can save their favourite Reels on the app for later. Here’s how you can do so.

  1. Open the Instagram app on your phone
  2. Go to the desired reels video
  3. Tap on the three-dot icon below the paper plane icon in the bottom left
  4. Click on Save
  5. You can now head to your profile by clicking on the profile icon in the bottom left
  6. Click on the hamburger icon on the top
  7. Tap Settings and then select Account
  8. You’ll see the Saved option, all your saved reels and posts are listed in this section

Top apps and websites to download Instagram Reels

As you must have figured out, Instagram Reels saved using the above method is accessible only from the official app and will require a data connection for you to access them. In case you want to download Reels videos, there are several workarounds for that. Below is the list of top apps and websites that let you download Instagram Reels on your Android mobile, iPhone, and even your PC.

  1. Instagram Reels Downloade
  2. Ingramer
  3. Instadp
  4. Igram.io
  5. Reels Downloader on Android
  6. InSaver App on iOS

Instagram Reels Downloader – download Instagram Reels on Android, iPhone and PC

Instagram Reels Downloader lets users download reels in HD quality

Instagram Reels Downloader lets users download reels in HD quality

The Instagram Reels Downloader is exactly what its name says. The website can be accessed from a smartphone, PC, and tablet. It allows users to download Instagram Reels in HD quality and is completely free to use. Additionally, users can preview the reel quality before they download it to their device. The best part is your privacy is secured since the website doesn’t ask for Instagram credentials and doesn’t require any third-party app to download reels. Here are the steps to download Instagram Reels using Instagram Reels Downloader.

  1. Open Instagram app and log in
  2. Go to the Reels you wish to download
  3. Tap on the three-dot icon below the paper plane icon in the bottom left
  4. Click on Copy Link
  5. Now, head to Instagram Reels Downloader
  6. Tap on the blank bar with Paste your Instagram reels video link and paste the link
  7. Click on the Download button next to the bar
  8. Tap on the Download Video button to save the reel video on your device

Inflact/Ingramer – download Instagram Reels on Android, iPhone and PC

Inflact or Ingramer lets users download all content on a profile in one go

Inflact or Ingramer lets users download all content on a profile in one go

Inflact or Ingramer is one of the most popular and arguably the best platforms to download Instagram content including the feed posts, videos, and others like Reels. What sets Ingramer apart is it works with all other social media platforms as well. Inflact also has a premium subscription membership, which lets users download the entire content of an Instagram profile. In our testing, the website worked well on both the MacBook and Surface Laptop 3 as well, which means you can use it to download Reels on Windows or Mac. Below are the steps to follow in order to use Ingramer to download Instagram Reels.

  1. Open Instagram app and log in
  2. Go to the Reels you wish to download
  3. Tap on the three-dot icon below the paper plane icon in the bottom left
  4. Click on Copy Link
  5. Now, head to Inflact (erstwhile Ingramer) website
  6. Tap on the Download Video option
  7. Paste the link in the box below
  8. Click on the Search button
  9. The page will show the desired Reels
  10. Click on Download and it will be saved on your phone or laptop

Instadp – download Instagram Reels on Android, iPhone and PC

Instadp lets users download reels, videos, photos, and display picture

Instadp lets users download reels, videos, photos, and display picture

Instadp is one of the most convenient websites to download Instagram Reels videos and even stories. Not just that, it also lets users download Instagram profile pictures, videos, and photos. This tool can also be used to download TikTok Videos. We tried downloading a Reels video on Windows and Mac as well, and the tool works as intended. Follow the steps below to download Reels of your favourite creator.

  1. Open Instagram on your smartphone
  2. Navigate to the Reels you want to download
  3. Tap on the three-dot icon below the paper plane icon in the bottom left
  4. Click on Copy Link
  5. Now, open the browser on your phone
  6. Visit Instadp
  7. Scroll a little below and you will see various download options
  8. Click on Instagram Reels Downloader
  9. Paste the Reels link in the box and click on the magnifying glass icon
  10. Next, tap on Continue
  11. Complete the captcha
  12. You will now get the option to download the Reels video

iGram.io – download Instagram Reels on Android, iPhone and PC

iGram.io is one of the best online tool to download Instagram Reels

iGram.io is one of the best online tools to download Instagram Reels

iGram.io is probably the best-looking Instagram content downloader on this list. The website has the signature aurora colour palette of the Instagram logo and minimal user interface. This is an all-in-one downloader, which means you can copy and paste any link from Instagram in the universal download bar and start the process. In our experience, we were able to download on both Windows and Mac, if you wish to download on PC.

  1. Open Instagram on your smartphone
  2. Navigate to the Reels you want to download
  3. Tap on the three-dot icon below the paper plane icon in the bottom left
  4. Click on Copy Link
  5. Now, open the browser on your phone
  6. Head to iGram.io
  7. Paste the link in the box you see on top
  8. Click on Download
  9. Wait for a little for the page to grab and show the Reels video
  10. Click on the Download .mp4 button to start downloading the video

Reels Downloader – download Instagram Reels on Android mobile

Reels Downloader lets users download Instagram Reels easily

Reels Downloader lets users download Instagram Reels easily

Android has a host of apps that lets users download Instagram Reels on their smartphones. However, most of these apps might require suspicious permissions or even your Instagram credentials, which is a risky business. The Reels Downloader is a small app that has over 5 lakh downloads on the Play Store and an impressive rating of 4.5 stars. We tested the application on the Xiaomi Mi 10i and it works as intended. Below are the steps below to download your favourite Reel.

  1. Go to Play Store and download Reels Downloader 
  2. Once downloaded, head to the Instagram app
  3. Go to the desired reels video
  4. Tap on the three-dot icon below the paper plane icon in the bottom left
  5. Click on Copy Link
  6. Now, go back to the Reels Downloader app
  7. Paste the link you copied, in the app and click on Download
  8. The Reels video will be saved in the Downloads folder on your phone

InsTake – download Instagram Reels on iPhone

InsTake lets iPhone users download Reels video on their device

InsTake lets iPhone users download Reels video on their device

InsTake for Instagram is one of the best iOS apps to download Instagram media including Reels on your iPhone. The app’s clean users interface and ease of use have gained it a rating of 4.7 stars from around 4,500 ratings. Follow the steps below to download your favourite Instagram Reels using InsTake.

  1. Head to App Store and download InsTake – for Instagram app
  2. Once downloaded, head to the Instagram app
  3. Go to the desired reels video
  4. Tap on the three-dot icon below the paper plane icon in the bottom left
  5. Click on Copy Link
  6. Close Instagram and head to the InsTake app
  7. Paste the URL in the download box
  8. Click on Download

Instagram Reels: is it illegal to download Reels?

This depends on the intention behind downloading the Instagram Reels. If you are downloading the content simply for personal consumption on your smartphone to save data, it isn’t illegal. The Copyright Disclaimer under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976 states that content download is allowed for fair use like criticism, news reporting, scholarship, and research. However, downloading Reels video with the intent to share it commercially and make money from it is illegal as per the Copyright Act. Therefore, as long as you are downloading these videos for personal consumption, it’s not illegal.

Instagram Reels: FAQs

How do you use Instagram reels?

Using Instagram Reels is pretty simple and straightforward. You can directly record it from the Reels section or you can use a video on your smartphone to turn it into Reel. Follow the steps below to do so.

  1. Open the Instagram app on your Instagram
  2. Assuming you are logged in, you’ll now see your feed
  3. Swipe right to access the Instagram camera
  4. Click on the Reels options at the bottom
  5. Swipe up to access your gallery
  6. Select the video you want to post in Reels and make necessary adjustments

Why did Instagram delete my Reel?

Instagram doesn’t remove any content unnecessarily. If your Reel has been removed by the social media platform, it could be because of others reporting your content, not following community guidelines, and not verifying the linked email address or phone number.

What is the maximum duration for Instagram Reel?

The Instagram Reels was initially started with a short 15-second format. This was then extended to 30 seconds based on the popularity of the platform. And most recently, the timeframe was further extended to 60 mins.

How to download Instagram Reels videos from a private account?

It’s not possible to download any content from a private account on Instagram, including Reels unless you are following that account. If you are a follower of a private account, you will get access to the link to download it.

What is the maximum video file size of Instagram Reels?

Instagram compresses video files above 4GB, which makes them look pixelated and blurry. To avoid this, creators must ensure that the video they are trying to use as Reels is well within 4GB.

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