If you want to save a file/photo from Instagram to your own computer, there are a few ways to do it. Take a look at the options for making that content last.
Instagram is a mecca of inspiration so it’s no surprise that you want to learn how to save Instagram photos on your PC or Mac.
But since Instagram does not allow users to save images directly to their computers (due to copyright regulation), you’ve probably found yourself taking a multi-step process to save your images.
Whether you’re a brand that needs to save UGC photos for reposting, or an Instagram user who loves keeping a folder of their favourite photos, here’s how to save Instagram photos on PC or Mac when double tapping or your saved photos folder just isn’t enough!
How to Save Instagram Photos on PC or Mac:
There are 4 different ways to save Instagram photos on PC or Mac.
Taking a screenshot
Searching via page source
Using Sked Social’s Chrome extension
Saving your own Instagram photos
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Click the ‘Add to Chrome’ button and approve any browser prompts.
Click the Sked Social Regram icon in your Chrome extension toolbar and sign in using your Sked Social account credentials.
Navigate to the Instagram image link you want to regram and click Sked’s Regram icon.
Enter your new caption in the caption box
If you wish, you can hide hashtags in the First Comment box.
‘Queue’, ‘Schedule’ or send your post to ‘Drafts’ automatically. Note: Before queuing your posts, be sure that your queue posts have been set up in Sked Social.
Click ‘Submit Post’
Method #4: Saving Your Own Instagram Photos
If you want to save your own Instagram photos to your PC or Mac, the process is simple and quick, but requires you to enable a feature within the Instagram app before posting.
Enabling this feature automatically saves every photo to your phone in a separate album named, ‘Instagram’.
Log in to your Instagram account from your mobile phone.
Tap on your user icon in the lower right corner.
Tap the hamburger icon in the top right corner.
Hit the Settings menu, in the lower right corner.
Enable ‘Save Original Photos’ by toggling the option to the right.
Over to You
If you want to learn how to save Instagram photos on PC or Mac, you’re not alone! From UGC campaigns to shoutouts or just plain-simple inspiration, the methods discussed above put you on the right track for success.
Sked Social, in particular, makes it easier to regram photos and credit them to save you precious time.