How Do You Download Videos on Instagram Direct Message?
When I first wrote this article, there was no way to save videos that had been sent to you through Instagram Direct Message, inside the Instagram app, and Inside Direct Messages. The only way for you to save videos and photos that had been sent to you was by using third-party apps. But luckily a lot has happened since then.
Instagram realized that a pain point with the app was that there was no way to save Instagram Direct Message videos that had been sent to you through Instagram Direct Message, and the only way to save a photo on Instagram Direct Message was to screenshot the photo from inside the conversation, resulting in low-resolution photos.
Now, though, Instagram has made the process of saving videos that have been sent to you on Instagram Direct Message a lot easier.
Ins this article, you’ll learn how to download videos on Instagram Direct Message effortlessly in a matter of seconds.
How to save photos and videos in Instagram Direct Message
Want to save a video from Instagram Direct Message to your camera roll?
If you want to download a video or photo that has been sent to you through Instagram Direct Message, there are a very limited number of apps that can help you do this. The methods can, in turn, be separated into two categories. The first is to download videos on Instagram Direct Message inside the app and the second method is by using third-party apps. Then, I have a bonus tip for you at the end that is extremely effective and that few people know about.
Over the years there have been numerous apps that have had the purpose of helping you dow load videos on Instagram DM. There were especially many apps when there wasn’t a way to download Instagram videos inside of the app, but over the years, many of the apps that existed have disappeared or stopped working. I have scanned the whole web for an app that would help you download videos on Instagram Direct Message that actually work, but unfortunately without any success.
The app below used to work, but unfortunately not any longer:
Download videos on DM with Direct Saver
NOTE: THIS APP DOES NOT WORK ANYMORE.
Direct Saver – Insta Downloader allows you to download images and videos from Instagram Direct. This is one of the very few apps that actually work.
By logging in to Direct Saver which automatically downloads images/videos, you can save photos and videos on DM as you like.
There are a few more Instagram DM video saver tools out there, but since Instagram has now made it possible to save Instagram DM videos directly in-app with the tap of a finger, there’s no real need for third-party apps in order to be able to save Videos on Instagram Direct Message, which means few new apps will pop up, and the ones that exist might shut down.
Method 2: save videos and photos on Direct Messages in-app
This is the ultimate and unarguably the best way to save photos and videos on Instagram Direct Messages in-app. It can be done effortlessly in just a single step and allows you to instantly download videos on Instagram in a matter of seconds.
This is a trick on how you save Instagram DM videos on your iPhone and Android. It is unarguably the best way to download videos on Instagram Direct Message as well as photos.
When this update came out, I was ecstatic because this means that I could save videos and photos from Instagram Direct Message without having to use some sketchy third-party app, type in my Instagram username, and have a bunch of ads shoved down my throat in order to be able to save Instagram DM videos. Or, even worse, have my account hacked.
Instagram wants its users to use the platform as much and as often as possible, and if their users have to use third-party apps, it means that their users have to leave the Instagram app for a while, which means lost revenue for Instagram. Also, Instagram detests most third-party apps because there are several apps that steal people’s accounts by hacking them, and so on.
Additionally, when Instagram’s users have to use third-party apps because the feature doesn’t exist on the platform, it sends signals to Instagram that it is inadequate for its users.
As such, Instagram introduced the feature that now allows you to save videos and photos from Direct Message inside of the app with a simple tap.
To save a video or photo, go to the conversation where you received the photo or video. Now, tap and hold on the video/image. Now, a text will appear right above it that says “Save”.
Now, you have saved the video or photo to your camera roll. Note that in order to save photos and videos, you need to have given Instagram access to your camera roll. If you haven’t Instagram will ask you for permission. Also, have in mind that for long videos, it may take a while for you to download the video from Instagram Direct Message.
Currently, there isn’t a way to save Instagram Direct Message videos on your computer, because the Direct Message feature isn’t available from the desktop
BONUS TIP: How to Download Videos on Instagram Direct Message
The last tip I have for you to download videos that have been sent to you on Instagram by recording your screen.
To record your screen on iOS, follow these steps:
By doing this, you’ll be able to download the video by recording your screen while watching the video.
Could you download videos on Instagram Direct Message? Which method did you use?
Share your experiences in the comment section if it works.