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Download Instagram Reels Free!

Download Instagram Reels Free!

Reels is an Instagram feature that allows users to create short TikTok-like videos with popular songs. Instagram Reels are like regular Instagram photos and videos, they can only be viewed online.

If you've ever tried to download Instagram Reels on your phone, PC, or Mac, you know it's not easy. If you can't do it directly from the Instagram app or website. So how can you download Instagram Reels videos to watch offline? We will introduce you in detail in this article.

Download Instagram Reels with the best apps and websites


  1. Snapinsta: How to get Instagram Reels videos online


You can use web tools to download Instagram Reels videos online on your optional device, including your phone. Android mobile phones, iPhones, Windows, and Mac PCs/laptops. SnapInsta is one of the best-looking Reels downloaders there. It works on web browsers that support downloads.


  • To download Instagram Reels videos go to the Instagram Reels page, tap on the 'three dots icon, and select 'Copy link'
  • Alternatively, you can go to the user's profile -> navigate to Sentences tab new story you will see this tab next to the IGTV tab -> select the Story video you want to download -> open it and then tap on the 'three dots icon to copy the link
  • Now open your browser and go to SnapInsta then select download Instagram Reels to Instagram video download
  • Paste the Instagram Reels link in the box and hit the 'Download'
  • Press the 'Download' button below the video to save the Story video on your device. You can also check if it is the right video from the website before downloading.
  • To access Instagram Reels videos, go to the 'Downloads' folder on your device.

In addition, you can completely use SnapInsta as a dedicated Instagram downloader to download photos, and other types of videos on Instagram such as feeds, Stories, IGTV.

In case the aforementioned SnapInsta web tool to download Instagram Reels videos doesn't work for you, here are some other Instagram Reels download tools:

  • Story Protector for Instagram, Android instant story downloader
  • Instadp
  • Igram.io

2. InSaver App for Instagram: How to Get Instagram Reels Videos on iPhone

There is also a dedicated app for iPhone users to download Instagram Reels.

  • Go to the App Store and find InSaver for Instagram
  • Install the app on your iPhone and complete the setup
  • The app will automatically paste the copied Instagram Reels video link
  • Select Watch it! -> then Preferences -> Share -> Save video to download Instagram Reels on your iPhone. Short videos can be accessed through the Photos app on your phone.

3. How to download Instagram Reels videos online using the Google Chrome extension

Instagram Reels can be downloaded on the desktop via the web tool as well as the Instagram Downloader Chrome extension. If you often load up Instagram posts, you'll find this a must-have tool for desktop users.

Let's see how this online tool works

  • Download Instagram Reels videos via Chrome extension Go to Chrome web

  • store and search for Instagram Video Downloader. 
  • Select 'Add to Chrome' to add the extension to your Chrome browser
  • Then open Instagram on your desktop -> sign in with your details

Unlike the app, the dedicated version for desktop Instagram does not have a dedicated Stories section. However, you can access the short videos by going to the user's profile and selecting the Stories tab next to IGTV.

Expand the video by clicking on it

Click the download button next to the 'Save' icon to store the Instagram Reels videos offline on your Windows/macOS desktop

Instagram Reels videos will be saved in the saved location last save or 'Download' folder on your Windows laptop/PC and Mac. The extension also provides the option to download all the videos and photos on the Instagram account at once. For that, open the Instagram account that has the file you want to download and look for the 'Download All' option.

4. How to save Instagram Stories videos (official method)

You don't need a third-party app to save Instagram Stories videos for later use. This can be done through the official Instagram app.

You can save Reels videos through the Instagram app itself.

  • Open the Story video, tap the ellipsis icon and tap 'Save'.
  • Now go to Instagram home screen -> tap your Profile icon -> then hamburger icon -> Settings -> Accounts -> Saved, to access Instagram Stories save.

This will still consume data and can only be accessed through the Instagram app. Follow the steps below to download Stories from Instagram and save them locally on your device.


We have covered all the ways to show you how to download Instagram Reels. Try it out and let us know the results. Also, if you know of any other methods, please let us know.

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