Ever since Instagram introduced a standalone video application, IGTV in June last year, the platform has been gaining unprecedented popularity. Influencers across the web have welcomed IGTV and its vertically oriented videos open-heartedly and have been producing great content just for the platform.
Similar to other video sharing platforms, IGTV does not allow users to download IGTV videos. Though you can save them online to watch again later, you cannot take them offline, which sometimes hinders users’ viewing experience, when their internet is down.
Well, we have a solution for the same. Now you can download your favorite IGTV videos on your iPhone and Android and watch them again offline as well.
How to Save IGTV Videos to iPhone and Android
As mentioned above, IGTV does not allow videos to be downloaded or saved offline, but there are multiple apps for both iPhone and Android that will enable you to do so. For instance, you can use the Shortcuts app on to save Instagram photos, videos, stories to iPhone Camera Roll.
We have surfed through the said apps and found the best and the simplest ones of the lot, especially for you.
How to Save IGTV Videos to iPhone Camera Roll
Step #1. Open the App Store and search for Regrammer and tap on the get button to download the app for free.
Step #2. Once installed, open the Regrammer app. It will ask permission for “storage access,” give the app permission for the same.
Step #3. Go to the Instagram app or the IGTV app and open the IGTV video you want to download to your iPhone.
Step #4. Tap on the ellipsis (three horizontal dots) on the video page and select the Copy Link option from the pop-up options.
Step #5. Now open the Regrammer app, the text box will already have the copied link, or you can paste it into the text box.
Step #6. Tap on the Preview Photo or Video button, an Ad may pop up, you may close it after 5 seconds.
The selected video will be uploaded in the app, depending upon the internet connection and the video’s length, it may take a bit of time.
Step #8. Next, tap on blue share icon from the bottom of the screen; a pop-up will display some options.
Step #9. Now, select the Repost on Instagram option. The video automatically gets stored in your iPhone camera roll, and an Instagram Share sheet pops up. You can either press cancel or open if you want to share the video on your Instagram.
Step #10. Exit the app and open Photos app on your iPhone, you will find the video stored in the camera roll.
You can also use Regrammer to save Instagram posts (pictures or videos), similarly. The app not only allows you to repost photos, videos, and stories, it further enables you to schedule a repost.
In addition, the paid version of the app, i.e., Pro version of Regrammer also includes a “Copy caption” feature, while you are saving or reposting a post. But before you start reposting the IGTV videos here’s a tutorial on how to edit the title or description on an IGTV Video.
How to Download IGTV Videos on Android Device
Step #1. Open the play store and search for InstaSave by Meepo Dev. Download the app for free.
Step #2. Open the InstaSave app, it will ask permission for “storage access,” tap on Allow.
Step #3. Now, Open Instagram app and tap on IGTV icon.
Step #4. Open the IGTV video you want to download to your Android device. Tap on the three dots icon (⁝) on the video page and select the Copy Link option from the pop-up options.
Step #5. Now go back to the InstaSave app and tap on the green download icon at the bottom right corner.
Step #6. The video will start getting uploaded on the app, and depending upon the internet connection and the video’s length, it may take a bit of time.
Step #7. Once done, exit the app and open your phone’s gallery, you will find the video stored in a folder named InstaSave.
The InstaSave app further allows you to save Instagram posts (pictures or videos), similarly. Furthermore, you can share the saved videos and photos directly from the InstaSave app on Instagram and other apps in the likes of WhatsApp, Telegram, Google Drive, and YouTube.
While we have shown you a way to save IGTV videos, it is also essential to understand the value of original content. Remember to respect the copyright and accreditation regulations laid by the creator. In case you are sharing the video, give the due credit wherever necessary.
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