Are you looking for a way to save a copy of the photo you just edited in instagram, before posting it, want to bookmark another user’s photo to come back later, or download the photo to your computer, figuring out exactly how to do it. might be a little more difficult.

Instagram has several useful features that simplify uploading your own photos and adding bookmarks Photo other users, but do not allow you to end up only downloading any user’s photos, as if you were saving an image from a normal web page. There are some workarounds that we’ll come back to later, but let’s start with the easiest Instagram photo save method for the photos you post to your account.

These instructions apply to uploading photos from Instagram from a computer, iOS device, or Android device.

Save your own Instagram photos on your mobile device

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If you upload an existing photo to Instagram without using any of the built-in filters or editing features to make changes, you obviously already have a copy of it on your device. But for those who take photos directly through the app, or upload existing ones using Instagram filters and editing effects applied to them, saving a copy of the finished product that is published can be easily and automatically done by enabling one simple setting.

Here’s what to do:

  1. On your profile tab, click the menu button at the top.

  2. Click Settings .

    Menu icon on Instagram, settings gear icon on iOS
  3. Click Account .

    Account, original photos, and
  4. Select original photos on iOS or Original Posts on Android.

As long as this setting is enabled, all of your messages will be copied automatically when you post them to a new photo album or a folder labeled «Instagram» in your mobile device’s photo album app. This applies to all posts, including those you click on through the Instagram app, those you upload from your device with no changes made to them, and those you upload from your device with filter effects and edit effects applied to them.

Save photos (and videos) of other users in the app

Instagram has a save feature built right into the app. Although it just allows you to bookmark a photo or video and do not download anything to the device Still, it’s better than nothing. Until recently, the only way you could actually bookmark a photo or video from another user in the Instagram app was if you liked, and then access to previously liked messages on the settings tab.

Two big disadvantages of the Instagram save feature:

  1. You need an internet connection to be able to go back to a saved entry in the app
  2. A saved image could potentially disappear if the user who posted it decides to delete it. Remember that using the bookmark feature is just a link to a photo — nothing will be saved to your account or device.

On the other hand, if you want to follow the comments on a popular post, you can save the post and come back to it later to read new comments, which is at least one very useful way to use it. (Hint: there are other ways save video from instagram .)

How to Use New Tab Save to Instagram

The new «Save» tab appears as a small bookmark icon in the profile of each user directly above the photobank in the horizontal menu. You can’t see the save tab in other users’ profiles, but you can see it in your profile when you log in. This is to ensure that only you can see what you have saved.

To save any post you find on Instagram, search for bookmark icon in the lower right corner and tap it. It will be automatically added to your save tab and the user who posted it will not send a notification. To access this tab, click the menu button on your profile page and then » Saved» .

Bookmark three Instagram posts

Save other users’ Instagram photos in several other ways

If you have ever tried to right click and save as on the Photo in Instagram on your computer or tried to do the same on mobile by tapping and holding on a photo while browsing in a mobile web browser, you’re probably wondering why nothing pops up.

Instagram might be fine if you keep copies of your own photos on your device or bookmark them in the app because they belong to you, but he does not claim ownership any content posted on the app, so you can get permission from other users. users if you want to use their content. This explains why it is so easy to download any photo.

As mentioned at the beginning, however, there are some tricks to get around this. Just be aware that while users do this all the time, it’s against Instagram’s terms and conditions unless the owner knows about it and has given permission for anyone else to use it.

Take a screenshot

Perhaps the easiest unofficial way to quickly save a copy of someone else’s Instagram photo is to make it screenshot, and then use a photo editing tool to crop it. This article tells, how to take a screenshot on an iOS device or on an Android device .

View the page source to find the image file

If you have access to a computer, you can save the photo to Instagram by specifying the image file in the page source.

  1. Press three dots on any photo post in the Instagram app, then copy the link to copy the URL. You can then paste it into an email or iMessage for yourself.

    Three-dot menu,
  2. If you are already browsing Instagram from the desktop network, you can click on three dots at the top of any message, and then click » Go to publication», to view her page.

  3. When accessing the URL of a photo on the web on the desktop, simply right-click and select » View page source», to open a new tab with all the code.

    View Page Source button in an Instagram post on the web
  4. The image file ends with .jpg. You can use the keyword search feature by typing ctrl+f or Cmd + F and entering .jpg in the search box.

  5. The first .jpg found should be an image file. Using the cursor, select all of https: // instagram . in .jpg and copy it.

    Image code on the source page from an Instagram post on the web
  6. Paste it into the URL field of your web browser and you will see an image that you can right-click and select » Save as», to save it on your computer.

    Save image as...right click on Instagram image on the web

Try third party image uploaders

Exist third party image uploaders that can save or download photos from Instagram. Two examples:

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