If you want to go viral on Instagram and TikTok, you need to study the videos of other people. Yup, growing your social media brand isn’t just about buying Instagram likes and followers, but it’s also about looking at what others are posting and learning from them.

With that said, it would be much easier if these videos were saved right on your phone.

So today, we’re looking at how to download both TikTok and Instagram videos using different services and downloading them on the app itself. This works for most videos on the platform, so keep reading to learn more!

Can You Download Videos from TikTok?

Generally, downloading a TikTok video is easier than downloading an Instagram video. However, it only appears like that on the surface level.

This is because TikTok has the feature embedded into the app. So, you should be able to download TikTok videos right on the app without using a third-party service.

With that being said, this feature is only available if the user enables downloads. TikTok users usually don’t let people download their videos, so the download button is usually rendered completely useless.

But there is a way to download TikTok videos even if the user doesn’t allow it. But we’ll touch on that in the next section.

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How to Download Videos from Instagram & TikTok

Downloading videos from Instagram is a bit tricky, as there isn’t a simple “download” button on the app. However, new services allow you to download Instagram videos even if you can’t do it on the app yourself.

Some of the websites that allow you to do this include:

  • SnapDownloader
  • Kapwing
  • SnapTik
  • Inflact
  • DownloadGram

Using these websites to download Instagram and TikTok content is easy. And we’ll get to the details below.

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Downloading an Instagram Reel

To download an Instagram Reel using any of the services above, you need to open the Instagram app. From there, head to the Reel you want to download, click on the “Share” option, then find the “Copy Link” button.

Once you have the link copied, all you have to do is head to any of the websites above and enter the URL. From there, a “download” button will pop up. After you click the button, the website will start downloading the reel and saving it to your phone or computer.

That’s all it takes to download an Instagram Reel, and it works great when trying to download someone else’s video.

However, if you want to download a Reel you uploaded, it’s much simpler. All you have to do is go to the Reel, click on the three dots in the bottom-right corner, then find the “Save to Device” button.

Downloading an Instagram Story

For a video Instagram story, you can use the same method for Reels. However, if you want to simplify the process, you can use the screen recorder function of your phone to take a video of your screen while it’s displaying the story.

Downloading a TikTok Video

For TikTok videos, simply follow the same steps as downloading an Instagram Reel.


Downloading Instagram and TikTok videos can be hard but not impossible. So, if there’s a video you want to save on your phone, don’t hesitate to try out the methods above!

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