The Ultimate Guide to Download Instagram Reels Without Third-Party Apps

The Ultimate Guide to Download Instagram Reels Without Third-Party Apps - featured

No, you don’t need third-party apps or services to download Instagram Reels. We’ll show you how to download them to your phone in this guide.

When you come across memorable Instagram Reels, you might want to save them in your phone’s gallery. Once you have it, you can send the downloaded Reel to someone who doesn’t use Instagram. Previously, you needed to use a third-party app or website to download Reels to your phone. Unfortunately, many of those apps and services were littered with shady ads and other types of scams. Luckily, Instagram added the option to download publicly available Reels to your phone so you can share them like other videos and photos on your phone.

How Do I Download Instagram Reels to the Gallery?

The following steps will allow you to download publicly available Instagram Reels to your phone and access them from your Photo gallery.

  1. Launch the Instagram app on your phone.launch instagram app on phone
  2. Find the Reel you want to save on your phone or tablet and tap the Share icon.tap the share icon on Instagram reels
  3. Scroll through the options on the Share menu and tap the Download button on Instagram
  4. Wait while the Reel downloads; depending on the length and quality, it may take a while. You will receive a message at the bottom of the screen letting you know when the download is complete.finished downloading instagram reels message

That’s all there is to it. Once you have downloaded the Reel you want, you can share it from your phone’s gallery like you would other photos or videos via email, messaging, or other apps you use to share content. The main thing to note is that you don’t have to share or repost it on Instagram only.

Why Can’t I Download All Instagram Reels?

One of the first things you’ll likely notice is that you can’t download all Instagram Reels. For some Reels, when you tap the Share icon, no Download button is available.

This occurs when a Reel has been uploaded privately. For instance, if a Reel you want is from a private account, you can follow it; however, you won’t be able to download the video. In addition, Instagram includes a setting that prevents users from downloading a Reel even if the account is public.

Enjoy and Share Those Funny Cat Videos (or Whatever You Love)

The new Reels downloading feature makes it much easier to save the content you like the most to your phone’s photo gallery. You can then share your favorite content directly with others, not on the Instagram platform.

Note that when a Reel is downloaded, it includes the username of the person who posted it. This allows you to contact specific creator accounts for more content. So, go forth and download some Reels to your phone and have fun!

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