Instagram remains a hot commodity for mobile users the world over, and access to the popular photo-sharing app is only broadening with news of IG prepping a Windows Phone app. News broke this morning at Nokia World with few other details – we just know to expect an Instagram app for Windows Phone in the “coming weeks.”
Instagram for WP is the latest major development in the app’s ongoing appeal to the masses. In June, Instagram unveiled its video feature that allows users to take 15-second video clips. Many were quick to dub it the Vine killer, as the service now offers both photo filtering and video loops.
Millions of Instagram users were quick to take advantage of the new video capabilities, resulting in countless clips shared on the mobile service. Many of these 15-second videos are interesting enough to want to save, so you can share or keep for later use. So we’ve round up a few services that enable you to download Instagram videos to your device of choice.
4 Ways to Download Instagram Videos
This service lets you save more than Instagram videos, as it allows you to save everything you have ever shared on social sites including posts, photos, comments and even friends. With SocialSafe, no story will ever be lost.
You can try the service free for 60 days, after which you can continue using the service for $6.99 for 4 social accounts per year, or $27.99 to save data from 20 accounts for a year. The service is available for both PC and Mac.
This browser-based service is easy to use. Open your Instagram account from a browser and look for the video you want. Click on the video, then copy its URL. Go to InstaDown, enter the Instagram video URL in the space provided to start downloading the video you want. Voila! Video downloaded.
You can easily download Instagram videos, as well as other videos, using the Torch browser. If you’re not using Torch, download and install the browser on your computer first. After installing, paste the Instagram video URL in the Torch bar to load the page. You have to play the Instagram video so Torch can grab the download link. Before you play the video, you’ll notice a grey Video button on the top left corner — after playing the video, the button becomes clickable. When you click on the button, it starts the download process.
If This Then That is a service that allows you to create recipes to automatically perform actions. People have used the service to automatically save files from social sites, and some to control their home automation solutions. You can also use IFTTT to automatically save Instagram videos that you’ve “liked.”
If you want to save Instagram videos using IFTTT, you must first create an IFTTT account. When your account is all set, click on “Create,” it will open a page where you can choose the trigger channel. Click on “this” to choose your trigger channel, in this case, Instagram. You will then be asked to activate Instagram. Once Instagram is activated, you will be asked to choose a trigger such as “You like a video.” You now have to create a trigger, meaning what you want to happen when you like a video on Instagram. You can choose Dropbox when you click on “then,” like Instagram you have to activate it. Once it is activated, you will be asked to choose an Action. You want to save the video on Dropbox so choose “Add file from URL.” Then click “Create Action” and “Create Recipe” to save this.
So now, whenever you like a video on Instagram, it will be saved on your Dropbox account.
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