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How to Download Instagram Photos in 2020

There are so many reasons why you may want to download your photo from Instagram. It could be that you accidentally deleted a picture on your phone that you uploaded to Instagram. Or you misplaced your camera or your phone. Maybe you took the image with the app, and you forgot to save it. Whatever the reason may be, we’ll teach you how to download the photograph.

It’s easier to upload a picture to Instagram to download one. As difficult as that process may be, we’ll break it down for you such that you won’t have issues downloading an image from your YouTube account.
Some of the methods we’re going to mention in this article allow you to download images uploaded by other users. While this is possible, we’ll advise that you seek permission from other users before you use a video they uploaded. This way, you can prevent a lawsuit from using a picture you got from Instagram.

How to Download Instagram Photos in 2020 and beyond

How to download Instagram photos from Mac or PC

There’s no method from Instagram that allows you to download a picture from your Instagram feed. Still, you can download all the videos, and you have on the platform, including Instagram stories.
Instagram created this method of downloading files as a result of a privacy concern from its parent company; as such, Instagram allows users to download all their data from the site. If you want to download all your information on Instagram, here’s how to do that.

Log in to your Instagram Account

Go to Instagram, this is the Instagram official website, login to your Instagram account. Before you login, ensure that you’re logging in on the official Instagram account and that there’s no spelling error in the URL.
When you’re in, go to the top right of the screen and tap on the gear icon beside “Edit Profile,” then click on “Privacy and Security.”

Request Download

Go to “Account Privacy.” Navigate through the page to find and tap on “Data Download.” To download your data, you have to request it that Instagram sends it to you. As such, select “Request Download” on that page.
Instagram will mandate you to enter your email and password again. Then, you will have to confirm the email that you want Instagram to send the picture, then tap “Next.”
Instagram will start gathering all your data into a format you can download, and then they will send a link to your email for downloading the file.
The entire process may take up to 48hrs before you get the download link. However, there are instances where people got the message within 1 hour. You can’t download the data after 96 hours, as such, you must check your mail regularly if you requested to download your data.

Download your data

When you get the email, tap on “Download data,” and it will direct you to Instagram where you’re to sign-in before you can download the data. Instagram did this to ensure that a third-party that has access to your mail will not be able to download the data.
The file will contain the details of your likes, comments, messages, videos, and pictures. Ridiculous right?
You can also request to download all your data through the Instagram app. You need to log in to your account as you’ll typically do, then go to your profile page. Tap on the menu icon; it is the three-dot icon at the corner of your Instagram app. When the menu icon opens, among the options you will see, tap on “Settings,” then choose “Security,” after that, tap on “Download Data” and input your password and email. Then you will have to tap on “Request Download.”

How to download pictures from Instagram with third party options
If you need a photo from Instagram, and the first option we presented you with sounds time consuming, then you can use a third-party app.
There are a lot of third-party apps that will provide you with an easy way to download your video. Some of these third-party apps will ask for your login detail, while those who won’t bore you with ads. Left to us, we’ll advise you to use the previous solution, but if what you want is convenience, then you can use the third-party apps we’re going to be discussing below.


DownloadGram is one of the most popular third party options as you don’t need to download any software to your device. Also, you can conveniently use it on your smartphone and your computer, however, the demerit is that you can only download a picture at once. Here’s how to download an image from DownloadGram.

A. Go to post

Go to the Instagram website and log in on your computer, or simply login in on your app.
Find the picture that you will like to download, and tap the three-dot icon at its top right, then copy the share URL on the app. On the desktop, tap on “Go to Post” after tapping on the three-dot icon, then copy the URL of the page.

B. Download image

Go to Downloadgram.com and paste the URL into the box provided for that. Tap on “Download,” then choose the download image to save your picture.

Other options will let you download lots of images at a time. However, you will have to download the app on your mobile phone. One of such apps is

FastSave for Instagram.

With FastSave, you don’t need to copy and paste your page URL. However, you need to grant the app access to your data, plus the ads a very annoying.
Another third party solution is 4K Stogram; this solution allows you to download images based on hashtags. It is very suitable for downloading multiple pictures.

Date: February 26, 2020 / Categories: Uncategorized, / Author: E O


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