4 Proven Ways to Download Instagram Stories From Any User – 2021 Guide

By Cecilia Hwung | Last Update:

Creating and viewing an Instagram story is easier than ever. But what if you want to download Instagram stories? Well, if you own an Android or iPhone smartphone, then you can download the stories you published on Instagram to your camera roll manually or work with the Story Control feature to let Instagram automatically save every story of yours. Suppose you want to save someone else' Instagram stories, the only proven to work method is using an Instagram story downloader. Keep reading, we are going to show you 4 different easy methods to download Instagram stories created by you or someone else.

Note: Don't forget to take permission from the person before downloading an Instagram posted by others.

How to Download Instagram Stories on PC/Mac

The fastest and complicated-free method to download Instagram stories is using VideoProc. The app supports to download Instagram stories of both yours and someone else's by recording the screen on PC and Mac. In this way, it has a far more stable performance than online and mobile based Instagram story downloaders. The UI of VideoProc is clear and self-explained which enables everything can be made in a snap. No loading time, no ads, you just play the loved Instagram stories, VideoProc can start the downloading right away.

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  • Download online videos and music from Facebook, Pinterest, and other 1000+ sites through the URL address.
  • Create simple or professional-looking videos by using crop, trim, filter, deshake, and a raft of video editing tools.
  • One click to download Instagram videos and convert them to MP4, FLV, MOV, MKV, and another 370+ formats.
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Step 1. Open VideoProc screen recorder, and choose a recording mode, Screen.

VideoProc Screen Recorder
VideoProc Screen Recorder

Step 2. Open an Instagram story video and enable Crop in VideoProc to choose the recording area.

Choose Recording Area
Choose Recording Area

Step 3. Start recording while playing the video. When the video ends, stop recording, and the video will be saved to your local storage. Now you can watch the Instagram stories on your computer offline.

Record Instagram Stories by Reocrding Screen
Save IG Stories by Reocrding Screen

How to Download Old Instagram Stories of Others?

There's no access to download the old Instagram stories of others directly. If you have to save others' old stories, you need to connect with the person and ask him to reshare the story as the highlight. After that, you can use VideoProc to record the reshared old Instagram story. Alternatively, you can apply the mentioned Instagram story downloader tools to download the target Instagram story with the user name.

How to Download Instagram Stories Online

Not intend to install any fancy Instagram story downloader on your computer? A vast variety of online applications are there capable of downloading Instagram story with a username. Sadly, they share common disadvantages. They take minutes and even hours to analyze the input Instagram user name and generate the download link. Sometimes they remind you the wrong user name has been entered. Many pop-up ads redirect you to sponsors' sites.

Regardless, if you only download Instagram stories once in a blue moon, it makes sense to use an online Instagram story downloader. And among tons of options on the net, we suggest you work with the fastest option - Instadp. Now, let's get into how to download Instagram stories online.

Step 1. Open instadp.com on your Chroma, Firefox, Safari, or other browsers.

Step 2. Copy the Instagram stories publisher's username, and paste it on the search box of Instadp.

Step 3. Press the search button and choose the right user from the search result.

Step 4. Choose Stories on the pop-up new page to get all the Instagram stories published by the user.

Instadp Analyze Instagram Stories
Instadp Analyze Instagram Stories

Step 5. Select the loved story video and then press Download on the new page.

Download Instagram Stories Online
Download Instagram Stories Online

How to Download Instagram Stories on Android, iPhone

It's convenient to explore and download Instagram stories on computer. However, Instagram is a mobile primarily social media application after all. Thus, we see many people are looking for a way to download Instagram stories on Android and iPhone. The good thing is, there isn't much art to this, just follow the below methods to download Instagram stories on your phone.

How to Save Instagram Stories to Camera Roll (Your Own Instagram Story)

Instagram can automatically download every Instagram story you posted to your camera roll.

Step 1. Open the Instagram app on your Android or iPhone, log in with your account.

Step 2. Press the profile button, tap the icon on the right corner to find Settings. Click on this.

Step 3. Press Privacy and hit Story to enter the Story Control screen.

Step 4. Enable Save to Camera Roll.

Save Your Instagram Stories Automatically
Save Your Instagram Stories Automatically

It also lets you manually download the favored Instagram stories posted by yourself.

Step 1. View the story you want to download.

Save an Instagram Story of Yours
Save an Instagram Story of Yours

Step 2. Press the ellipsis icon and choose Save.

How to Save Someone Else's Instagram Story on iPhone or Android

By using an app on Android or iPhone devices, you can someone else's Instagram stories. However, either these apps come with ads that need to pay to remove, or they stop working frequently because of unknown errors. Worse more, the majority of these applications require you to log in with your Instagram account before downloading others' active stories which might compromise your account's security. Surely, if you stick with downloading Instagram stories posted by others via these kind of apps, here we recommend you to use InSaver. It has its downsides such as bundled with ads, but this mobile Instagram story downloader has a fast response speed and works both on iOS and Android devices.

Step 1. Install InSaver on your phone and open it up.

Step 2. Press the avatar button. Tap Accept and then login with your Instagram account.

Step 3. Choose Save Info if you often need to download Instagram stories, tap Not Now if you don't want InSaver to keep your login information.

Step 4. All followed users that have active stories are listed in a row on InSaver. Here, you tap on the target user to fast locate the wanted Instagram story.

Download Instagram Stories on iPhone
Download Instagram Stories on Phone

Step 5. Press the mobile button on the top right corner of an Instagram video or photo story to save it to your phone.

About The Author

Cecilia Hwung is the marketing manager of Digiarty Software and the editor-in-chief of VideoProc team. She pursues common progress with her team and expects to share more creative content and useful information to readers. She has strong interest in copywriting and rich experience in video editing tips.

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