Last year Facebook owned popular photo sharing app Instagram launched its own short video feature called Reels. It allows its users to create fun and energetic short video clips with various inbuilt editing tools and special effects. Since users around the world are coming up with aesthetic reels, many of use love to share on their profile. But you cannot save Instagram reel of someone else and directly share on your profile.
Hence, user needs to download Instagram reel to save on the device and then it can be shared to your own profile. In this article, we will discuss how to download and save Instagram reel on iPhone. Let’s check out the guide.
How to save Instagram Reels
Although Instagram does not have a download facility, it provides the option to save your favourite reels in your account. Follow the given steps to save Instagram Reels within the app.
Step 1: Open Instagram.
Step 2: Click on Search and open the Reels video that you would like to save.
Step 3: When the video is loaded, click on the three dots icon on the screen.
Step 4: Now, from the options tap Save.
Your video will be saved. Now, to access the saved Reels video, go to Instagram’s home screen and from the menu situated at the top right select the Saved option. You can follow the above steps to save the short clips right within the app.
How to Download Your Instagram Reels on iPhone
We will now see how to download your own Instagram Reels on iPhone. The Instagram allows you to save Reels before posting. Follow the instruction to download Reels before posting.
Step 1: You have to open the Instagram app on the iPhone.
Step 2: Then, swipe right from the feed or tap on the Story icon at the upper left corner.
Step 3: Go to the Reels menu and create Reel using different music, playback speed, effects and stickers.
Step 4: After creating a Reel, Tap on the forward button.
Step 5: Then from the menu click on the Download button at the upper right corner and Instagram will download the Reels on your iPhone.
To download existing Reels, open the Reel that you have created and tap on the three-dot menu. Click on Save to Camera Roll from the bottom menu. Now, you can see your downloaded Reels in the gallery. It’s really easy to download your created Instagram Reels on the iPhone but the same cannot be said about any other user’s Reels.
How to Download Instagram Reels of Other Users
As we already mentioned above there is no easy way to download Instagram Reels created by other users. So we have to improvise. To save reels of other users locally on your device a user can use a third-party app to download Instagram Reels on their phone or can save Instagram Reels via screen recorder.
To save reels via iPhone recorder follow the steps
Step 1: Go to Settings > Control Centre > Customise Controls. Now add Screen recording.
Step 2: Now, open Instagram and go to the Reels video that you’d like to download.
Step 3: Swipe upwards to reveal the Control Centre.
Step 4: Click on Start Recording to start recording the video and play the Reel.
Step 5: When its done, you can click on stop the screen recording by tapping the red bar at the top > Stop.
With the help of above guide, you can download Instagram reel of other creators and them share as your reel on your profile to get more likes and comments.