How to save an Instagram story

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  • Save your own Instagram story
  • Save an Instagram story of others

    Let's start with how to save other users' Instagram stories. There are several ways to do this: you can save stories by making simple screenshots or screen recordings or by using third-party app dedicated to saving content on Instagram. As I mentioned at the beginning of the article, it is also possible to act from a computer, using browser extensions.


    Before proceeding, however, I want to remind you that, before saving a story of others (and possibly spreading it on the Net), you should first ask the consent of the person who created it, in order not to violate the terms of service of the social network and the copyright. of the author of the story. In this regard, the following indications are written for illustrative purposes, so I do not take any responsibility in case of improper use!


    Via screenshot or screen recording

    If the Instagram story posted by a user doesn't contain a video, you can easily save it by making one screenshot from your device.

    Doing so is very simple: up Android simultaneously presses the button Volume down (-) and On / off button of your device or press the keys Volume down (-) e Home. In case you encounter any problems, I suggest you read my guide dedicated to the topic.

    If you own a iPhone with Face ID, simultaneously presses the right side button and volume up key (+). If, on the other hand, you use a iPhone with Home button simultaneously press the Home button and standby / wake button of the device. If you have any doubts or problems, refer to my tutorial where I explain how to take a screenshot on iPhone.



    If, on the other hand, the story posted by a user contains a video, you can save it by filming the screen of the mobile phone, through the native Android tools (if available) and the ad hoc function present on iOS 11 (and later versions). Otherwise, you can also use third-party apps, such as the free ADV Screen Recorder application for Android (also available on alternative stores, for devices without Google services). .

    App to save the Instagram stories of others

    To save the Instagram stories of other users you can use convenient third-party app, like the ones I will talk about in the following lines, through which you can save both images and videos, all in an extremely easy and fast way.

    I want to tell you, however, that solutions of this type only work for public accounts (since, for obvious reasons, the information of private ones is hidden). If everything is clear to you so far, we can proceed!

    Save Stories (Android)

    Among the applications that I recommend you use to save Instagram Stories from Android there is Save stories (try to see if there is also on some alternative store, in case you have a device without the Play Store), which is free, but contains advertising banners that can be removed by purchasing the paid version, which costs 2,39 euros.

    After installing and opening Save Stories on your Android device, accept the privacy policy by placing the check mark in the appropriate box and press the button Agree. Once this is done, proceed to press the button Log in with Instagram, tap on the item Accept and log into your Instagram account.


    Once logged in, press the icon of magnifying glass located at the top right, search for the user of your interest through his username without the symbol @ and then select the right profile. Then select the card Story placed at the top, tap onpreview of the content to download and then press the button Download, in order to download it.


    Storized for Instagram (iOS / iPadOS)

    Su iOS / iPadOSInstead, the app that I recommend you use to save the Instagram stories of others is Storized for Instagram. This solution, in fact, allows you to download content in an extremely simple and intuitive way. It must be said, however, that the free version has quite invasive advertisements and does not allow you to download unlimited content: these and other limits can be reduced by signing up for a subscription starting from € 1,49 / week.

    After installing and opening Storized for Instagram write, in the appropriate text field, theusername relating to the account whose stories you want to download, taking care to then select the latter in the opened menu.

    Next, select (if necessary) the tab Stories, fai tap sull 'preview of the content to download (provided that there are available) and download it, by pressing the button first (...) (top right) and then on the item Save in the menu that appeared on the screen.

    Ultimately, grant Storized for Instagram access to your device's media files (by replying OK notice appeared on the screen) and that's it.


    From computer

    What to say, however, about how to proceed from computer? To be able to save someone else's Instagram story from PC, you have several ways to go, including employing an extension for Chrome (also compatible with Edge Chromium e Opera): I'm talking about Story saver.

    But be careful, since it is an unofficial product and requesting access to Instagram information, I advise you to use it only if strictly necessary and to remove it after using it. .

    To download the extension, you need to start Google Chrome (or one of the other compatible browsers, among those just mentioned), connect to this page of the Chrome Web Store and click on the buttons Add e Add extension.


    Once this is done, log in to your Instagram account from the web browser you are using, search for the profile of your interest through the Campo di Ricerca placed at the top and go to the latter by clicking on the first available result. Then open the story you intend to download (by clicking on the profilo's photo of the profile you just went to), click on theStory Saver icon at the top right (if you don't see it, click on the piece of the puzzle at the top right and select the add-on icon in the opened menu).

    Finally, wait for the download of the photo or video in the story to start automatically and complete. When finished, the file should be in the folder Download on your computer (unless you have customized your PC settings).

    Save your own Instagram story

    If your intent is to save your Instagram story, know that it is possible to do this by directly using the official app of the photographic social network, available for Android (also available on alternative stores, for devices without Google services) and iPhone.

    To proceed, therefore, start theInstagram app, by pressing on its icon that you find on the home screen or in the app drawer and log in to your account (if you have not yet done so). Then click on the icon of cottage (bottom left) and tap on your profile photo, placed above the writing The tua storia (top left).

    Now, locate the content you want to save and swipe from bottom to top: in the menu that opened, press the icon of the freccia rivolta verse il basso (located at the top right), in order to save the selected story in the Gallery of your device.

    If you have activated the Instagram Stories Archive (Save to archive) and the function for saving photos to camera roll (Save to gallery) - both can be enabled in the menu (≡)> Settings> Privacy> History - you can also save the stories published on Instagram after more than 24 hours and / or have these automatically downloaded locally.

    To access thearchive of your account, all you have to do is press on thumbnail of your profile photo (bottom right) and tap the button (≡) located at the top right. After selecting the item archive, then identify the story of your interest, select his preview, tap on the symbol (...) and, finally, presses on the wording Save photos o Save video, depending on the selected content. Simple, right?

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