How to save an Instagram photo

If you see a nice photo on Instagram, you may also want to be able to save it every now and then. Of course you can take a screenshot on your phone or tablet, but that is somewhat cumbersome. It's easier to download an app that allows you to download photos directly from Instagram. How to save an Instagram photo.

There are several apps that you can use to save photos from other accounts on Instagram. You can have your own photos saved automatically as soon as you post them on Instagram. To do this, go to your profile and select the three lines at the top right. Select settings under 'Original messages' you can check the options to save posted photos and videos on your device.

Save with Quicksave for Instagram

An app that allows you to download photos from someone's profile is Quicksave (Android/iOS). To save a photo, start the app and turn on the 'auto download service' slider. At the bottom left you will see the Instagram icon. If you open Instagram via the Quicksave app, you are ready to download photos from Instagram.

Choose the photo you want to download and select the three dots to the right of the photo. This will open the menu. Choose Copy link and the app will automatically save the photo to your gallery.

The other apps that you can download for this purpose work on the same principle. So choose an app that you find the easiest to work with. For this you only have to search for 'save Instagram' in the Playstore or Appstore.

Save via your computer

To save Instagram photos via your computer, you can use 4K Strogram. This is an app you can download for Windows, macOS, and Linux. You can download photos and videos via the app. Strogram also offers the option to download stories. It is also possible to make a backup of your Instagram profile. The app is free to download.


In principle, for privacy reasons, but also from a copyright perspective, it is not the intention to massively download photos from other users. If you remove the photos from a profile purely for your own use, that will be a (slightly) different story, but it is still worth asking the photographer's permission before downloading his photo.

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