The ability to save Instagram videos you have uploaded to your stories and download them to your iPhone as well as Android. You can store any Instagram video post or reel for Collections. You can download Instagram videos with the help Inflact or to record your screen in order to save them. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. There are a variety of ways to make videos on Instagram such in the form of a regular upload, on your own story, or as reels. But if you want to save the Instagram video to download onto your smartphone there are a few ways to do it. Instagram makes it easy to save and download videos from your story. But, if you've written an Instagram video and you're not able to find an option in the three dots menu to save the post directly onto your camera roll. Instead the option is to save it in your Instagram Collections, record your screen in order to record the video and download it using an application from a third-party. Here's how to copy and store any Instagram video on either your iPhone and Android phone. How to save Instagram videos to Collections There is the option to store Instagram reels and video posts within the app in your collections. Save Instagram video posts Click the flag icon at the lower-right corner of the video you wish to save. This will save the video post to a default Collections folder. Tap the flag icon to save a post. If you'd like to classify your saved posts, you can tap to the "Save for Collection" banner that appears over the icon of the flag, and then in the pop-up window, tap the plus "+" icon to start a New Collection. Click on the "Save to Collection" banner to save the post to a particular Collection or to create the New Collection. To get to your saved collections To access your saved Collections, visit your personal profile, click the icon with three horizontal lines located in the upper right corner, then select "Saved" right next to an icon of the flag. This is where you'll find all the posts you've saved. Make sure you save Instagram's video reels Tap the flag icon at on the right side of the reel. You can use the three-dot symbol at the bottom and select "Save" on the next pop-up. This will transfer the reel to the default folder for Collections. On the bottom of the reel, you'll be able to hit the flag symbol, or tap the three dots icon and then select "Save" within your pop-up menu. How do you save Instagram videos uploaded on your story You can save your Instagram video from your account and download it on your phone: 1. Open Instagram. 2. If you're currently having a story posted to your profile, you are able to save the story on your camera roll. Tap the "Stories" bubble in the top left corner of the screen to go to the present story. Go to your current story by tapping on your profile bubble in the upper-left corner. 3. If you spot the video or photo from your story you want to save, tap the three dots icon located in the bottom-right corner. Click on the "More" icon located in the lower right-hand corner. 4. In the pop-up menus, tap "Save." Choose "Save" from the menu of choices. 5. Choose "Save Video" (or "Save Photo") to save just the video or photo, or select "Save Story" to save the entire story in one video. Select the method you wish to save. After you've finished the process you'll get a swift confirmation that the video was saved to your camera roll on your device. You can also alter your Instagram settings so that your Instagram stories always download automatically to your camera roll , or saved on your Instagram archive. If you'd like to keep your stories preserved on Instagram You can store them under Highlights on your profile. How to download Instagram videos with third-party applications Whether you want to download and save the contents of an Instagram video post, story, or reel and more, you are able to accomplish this with the help of a third-party app. Download Instagram video clips on Android 1. Download the app the Video Downloader application on Instagram through the Google Play Store. 2. Open the Instagram app. If you have a video you want to save, tap the three-dot icon in the upper-right corner. 3. In the pop-up, select "Copy Link." Then, go into the Video Downloader for Instagram app and paste in the link to begin the download. YouTube videos to download to your iPhone 1. Get the app called Blaze the Browser and File Manager on the App Store of Apple. 2. Start the Instagram app to your iPhone. When you are viewing the video that you wish to save, tap the three dots icon, then choose "Copy Link" in the menu that pops up. 3. Copy the URL into the Blaze app, select download, and choose the option to save the video to your camera roll. How do you save Instagram videos using screen recording You can also record your phone screen on iPhone as well as Android in order to store an Instagram video. If you have an iPhone you can record your screen through Control Center. Control Center. If you are running Android 11, you can record your screen by navigating to the Quick Settings list. If you're running an Android which predates Android 11, screen recording is only possible through an app from a third party, like AZ Screen Recorder. Important Note: If you download an Instagram video and share it again, make sure you give the account that originally uploaded it the proper credit. It's poor practice and potential copyright infringement should you steal another's video and claim it's your own.