How to Download Instagram Stories

If you create an Instagram story and decide you want to share it on other social platforms as well, you…

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If you create an Instagram story and decide you want to share it on other social platforms as well, you might find yourself wondering how to download and save stories.

The fact is that Instagram’s stories feature allows users to create videos and snap photos direct in the app to share immediately. While this is convenient for quick sharing to Instagram, simply adding a caption and then hitting ‘Share’, it also means keeping the image or content solely on Instagram rather than your device.

Similarly, you might have a photo from your device that you edit and enhance with stickers and GIFs, which again is shared to Instagram without ever seeing the inside of your camera reel.

So, how do you download stories before posting them? Here’s how to do it in three quick steps.

3 Steps To Download Instagram Stories

  1. Crate your story on Instagram as normal, whether that means snapping a photo within the app and adding enhancements, or attaching stickers and text to an existing video from your device
  2. When you’re happy with the story, before clicking the arrow to get ready to post it, click on the three horizontal dots icon in the top right hand corner of your screen
  3. Select ‘Save’ from the two options available

And voila! Your Instagram story is now safely stored in your device album or camera reel and can be shared across other platforms outside of Instagram and the Meta universe.