How to download Instagram Reels without third-party apps

If you are wondering how to download an Instagram Reel, then this blog is a right place where you will find the solution of the problem of downloading an Instagram reel.

About Instagram Reels

Instagram reel is a feature of Instagram that lets users to create short videos and publish them through their Instagram accounts. The Instagram Reel feature is completely different from the “Post”, “Story” and “Live” features. We will talk about the difference between Post, Story and Reels in another blog.

For now, let me explain you in step by step that how you can download and save the Instagram Reels on your smartphone without any third party website and applications. This saving feature for reels is built into the Instagram Application.

Steps to download Instagram Reels:

Step 1. Open Instagram App in your Smartphone.

Step 2. Go to the reel that you want to download.

Go to the Instagram reel that you want to download

In the reels section, go to that reel that you need to download.

Step 3. Click on Share button.

Click on share button in Instagram reels

Now click on the share button.

Step 4. Select the “Add to Story” option. (Don’t worry, it’s not going to directly share, there are many steps waiting before sharing).

add to story option

Step 5. Click on three dots.

Click on three dots

Now you will see the preview of the reel. Click on the three dots that can be seen in the top right corner of the Instagram Application.

Step 6. Click on the Save button.

Select Save option

Select the Save button after clicking on the three dots.

The reel has been saved to your device. You can now simply click the back button, and a new pop-up with “Discard Story?” Option will appear. Select “Discard.”

Discard option

Done, the reel is downloaded and saved in your smartphone. You can check it through gallery or file manager app.

In this blog, we have seen the step by step method on how anyone can download an Instagram reel without any application or website.

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