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Instagram Video Downloader: Save Instagram Videos to PC/Mac

By Carrie Murray, Monday, August 28, 2017

Updated on July 24, 2018.

To save Instagram videos on iPhone/Android or to repost Instagram videos, you can first download the videos on PC/Mac. This tutorial will introduce a simple and free-to-use Instagram video downloader to save someone else's Instagram videos to your Windows PC or Mac.

FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate can make your downloaded videos from Instagram better on you rcomputer in simple steps: 1)use the online Instagram video downloader on PC/Mac; 2)enter Instagram video URL; 3)click download. Compared to other downloading methods, the method below is safer, more stable, and can be used to download videos from other sources like YouTube, Twitter as well as you can edit it as you like.

Moreover, with this Video Converter Ultimate, you can also convert the Instagram videos to other formats (GIF, MOV, etc.), add watermark, rotate or trim Instagram videos and more.

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How to Download Instagram Videos on PC/Mac

Step 1. Go to instagram.com and find the video that you want to save. Please notice that to download Instagram video from aprivate account, you need to follow the account first.

Step 2. Click the three dot icon on the bottom right corner of the post and choose Go to Post.

Instagram Go to Post

Step 3. Copy the Instagram URL in the search bar.

Copy Instagram Video URL


Step 4. Search VidPaw or go directly into its official site to get ready for downloading video. Then paste the URL in the blank and click Start.

Step 5. It will load the video and recommend the format and quality for you. Hit Download button to get the video on your computer.

Download Instagram Video


Step 6. After downloadinng, you can play the video with the defaulted apps on your computer.


Optional: Record Instagram Video and Save it as Your Own

If you worry about the copyright of the video, here suggest you record the video and save it as a new video on your computer. No matter for Instagram video, YouTube video or others, FonePaw Screen Recorder can work for it.

  1. Before recording: Select certain region to capture your Instagram video, adjust the volume and customize the output format.

  2. During recording: Play the video and begin capturing with REC button or hotkey. You are able to set the recording length for the video or add some notes to the recordings.

  3. After recording: Preview what you have captured and save it on the ideal folder. 

Video Recorder


Note: If you tend to edit it as your unique video, please move to FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate. Navigate to the Profile column, choose a format that you like and click Convert to save the Instagram video on your PC/Mac. For example, if you want to save the Instagram video to Camera Roll later, youcan choose the video format especially for your iPhone (iPhone X/8/7/6/6s/SE).

Convert Instagram Video

Now the video has been downloaded from Instagram. You can then save the Instagram video to your Android phone or iPhone via USB connection.

You can also use the insta downloader to further edit the downloaded Instagram videos, for example, to convert the video to GIF, to rotate/crop/trim the video.

How to Edit & Convert Instagram Videos

After downloading a video from Instagram on Video Converter Ultimate, you can edit the video before saving it on the computer.

Edit Instagram Videos

Click Edit button. You'll be provided with the following editing options. After you have done editing the video, click Apply to save the changes.

Crop Instagram Video

  • Rotate Instagram video: you can rotate the video in 90 degrees or flip it horizontally or vertically.

  • Crop Instagram video to cut the unwanted area of the video.

  • Add watermark: to protect copyright, before reposting the Instagram video, it is better that you have got permission from the creator and mention the creator by adding a watermark to the Instagram video.

  • Adjust volume, brightness, contrast, hue and enhance the Instagram video quality (upscale resolution, reduce shaking, etc.).

  • Add 3D effect to Instagram video.


Convert Instagram Videos to GIF/MP4/MOV

Step 1. Tick the downloaded Instagram video.

Step 2. Navigate to Profile column and choose the format that you need.

Step 3. Click Convert. The Instagram videos will be converted to GIF, MP4, MOV or other chosen format and saved on your computer.

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