New to Instagram? Here’s to download Reels on your smartphone

Instagram is one of the most popular photo and video sharing apps in the world. It offers hosts of features to users to share their photos and videos creatively. The list includes IGTV videos, Stories, Live Videos and Reels among others. But here is a thing, while all other posts get saved on users’ smartphones, reels don’t. Also, there is no way to save reels shared by other users on your smartphone.

For those of you who aren’t well-versed with Instagram, Reels are 60-second long videos with audio, AR effects, and other creative tools that users can share. You can record Reels in a series of clips or all at once. You can also use video uploads from your gallery to share as Reels. Essentially, they are Instagram’s version of TikTok.

Here’s how you can create a Reel on Instagram

Step 1: Swipe right in the app and tap the Reels option at the bottom of the screen. Alternatively, tap the Plus icon at the top in the app and then tap the Reels option.

Step 2: Hold the video player icon in the middle to record the video.

Step 3: Select a suitable speed and add images, stickers and music among others to the reel.

Step 4: Tap the Preview button to view the reel before you share it.

Step 5: Finally tap the Share button to share it with all your followers.

Now that you have familiarised yourself with Instagram’s Reel, here is an easy hack using which you can download a reel on your smartphone. All you need is an app like Instadp, Igram.io (for iOS) or Reels Downloader (for Android).

How to download Reels on your smartphone

Step 1: Open Instagram on your smartphone and go to the Reels section in the app.

Step 2: Now copy the link of the reels that you want to download.

Step 3: Now open the reels downloader app that you have downloaded on your smartphone and paste the link of the reel that you had copied earlier.

Step 4: Now tap the Download button. On doing so, the reel will start downloading on your smartphone. You will be able to access it in your phone’s Gallery app.

Faqs

Start by opening Instagram and tapping the search button. From there, you’ll open the Reels video you want to download. You can also do this from a user’s profile. Just tap the new Reels tab next to the IGTV tab and choose the Reels video you want to download to open it.01-Apr-2022

Tap in the top right, then tap Settings. Tap Privacy, then tap Reels and Remix. From here, you can manage your preferences for each type of video. Tap or next to Allow for reels or Allow for feed videos to turn remixing on or off.

Tap or your profile picture in the bottom right to go to your profile. Tap at the top or swipe right from anywhere in Feed. Scroll to Reels at the bottom of the screen. Tap in the bottom left and choose the draft of your video from your camera roll you want to edit.

If you don’t have a Reels icon in your bottom menu tab, you can’t post on Instagram Reels, or you can’t even see Instagram Reels in the app, it’s possible that your phone or the Instagram app haven’t been updated in a while.07-Dec-2021

Conclusion

Instagram is a social media platform where users can share their photos, videos and stories creatively. Instagram has Reels which are 60-second videos with audio, AR effects, and other creative tools that users can share. There is no way to save reels shared by other users on your smartphone. You