How to Download Instagram Reels Videos on Any Device?

Instagram recently launched ‘Reels’ to fill the space that was left after the Indian Govt. banned TikTok in the country. All the features of the new short-video feature were very similar but there is no built-in way to download Instagram Reels videos to your device. So, you must use special workarounds if you want to download them.

If you are looking for the same, this post is specially written for you. Here, I will guide you on how to download Instagram Reels videos to your Android smartphone, iPhone/iPad, or PC (Windows/Mac). You can use these methods to download any Reel video that you like enough.

What is Instagram Reels?

Instagram has launched a new feature in its app known as Reels. It allows you to create short 15-second videos using the long list of tracks from the library. The feature works exactly like TikTok. You can even edit the short video using the special effects and transitions before posting it on the timeline. The Reels feature was earlier launched in a few countries like Germany, France, and Brazil but now Instagram has launched it in India as well.

The decision came after the Chinese short-video creation app TikTok got banned in India due to the India-China conflict. After seeing the demand for an alternative to TikTok, Facebook decided to launch Reels with Instagram. The feature has already given a tough competition to TikTok alternatives like Roposo, Chingari, Mitro, etc.

Note: Reels is not a separate app like TikTok but a feature integrated into the main Instagram app.

How to Download Instagram Reels Videos?

TikTok allowed users to directly download the videos to their devices. However, the case is different with Instagram. It doesn’t allow users to download Reels videos to their device. They can only save them to their Instagram account just like you save an Instagram post. So, you must use special methods to download any Reels video that you like and want to watch it later or share it with your friends. Here are all those special methods.

1. Download Instagram Reels Videos On Android Devices

To download Instagram Reels videos on your Android smartphone or tablet, follow these simple steps.

Step-1: Open the Play Store on your smartphone and install Video Downloader for Instagram- Repost Instagram app.

Step-2: After installing the app, launch it, and go through the initial setup.

Step-3: Now go to Instagram and open the Reels video that you want to download. Play it.

Step-4: Next, tap on the ‘3-dots’ and then tap on ‘Copy Link.’

Step-5: Now go back to the Video Downloader for Instagram- Repost Instagram app. You will see that the link that you copied on Instagram is already pasted here. If it isn’t, do that manually.

Step-6: Just tap on the ‘Download’ button and wait until the download procedure is complete.

That’s it. This is how you download Instagram Reels video on Android devices. You can find the downloaded videos in the gallery app or any media player.

2. Download Instagram Reels Videos On iPhone & iPad

To download Instagram Reels videos on your iOS device, follow these simple steps.

Step-1: Visit the App Store and install InSaver for Instagram app.

Step-2: After installing the app, launch it, and go through the initial setup.

Step-3: Now go to Instagram and open the Reels video that you want to download. Play it.

Step-4: Next, tap on the ‘3-dots’ and then tap on ‘Copy Link.’

Step-5: Now go back to the InSaver for Instagram app. You will see that the link that you copied on Instagram is already pasted here. If it isn’t, do that manually.

Step-6: Next, tap on Watch it! then tap on Options, and then tap on Share. Finally, tap on the Download button to download the Reels video to the device storage.

That’s it. This is how you download Reels videos on iPhone or iPad. You can find the downloaded videos in the Camera Roll.

3. How to Download Insta Reels On PC

It is possible to download Reels videos to your Windows or Mac computer. If you want to learn how to do that, follow these simple steps.

Step-1: Open a browser and visit the Instagram website in it. Sign in with your account.

Step-2: Now go to the Reels video that you want to download and play it.

Step-3: Next, click on the 3-dots present in the bottom right corner and then click on Copy Link.

Step-4: Now open a new tab in the browser and visit 10insta.net/reels. Alternatively, you can also visit w3toys.com.

Step-5: Paste the link that you copied on Instagram in the empty bar here.

Step-6: Wait until the video loads and then click on the ‘Download’ button.

That’s it. This is how you can download the Reels videos to your PC. You can find the downloaded videos in the default download directory.

The method that works for all: Screen Recording

If you don’t want to get into the hassle of downloading additional apps or using third-party websites, there is a very simple and safe method for you to download Reels videos, Screen Recording. Yes, you can simply play the video that you want to save and start recording the screen. So, you can watch it later whenever you want or share it with your friends.

There are built-in screen recording apps available on both Android and iOS. You can also use third-party screen recording apps if you want like AZ Screen Recorder, Screen recorder by InShot, etc for Android devices. For computers, you can use Bandicam Screen Recorder, CamStudio, Movavi Screen Recorder for Mac, etc.

The procedure is very similar in all the devices. You just need to launch the screen recording app and turn on the recording. Then, you have to play the video and once it is played completely, you have to stop recording. If you don’t know about using the built-in screen recording feature on Android or iOS, you can ask me in the comments.

Final Words

Instagram has launched Reels which is a feature to record and share short 15-second videos. However, there is no built-in way to download them. So, if you want to download any Reels video, you have to use special methods. These are the methods that you can use to download the videos you like on different devices. If you only want to download a couple of videos, I’d recommend simply recording the screen.

That’s all for this post. I hope you find it helpful. If you need help regarding anything mentioned here, feel free to ask us in the comments.

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