Download Instagram Images and Videos

The “Tools for Instagram” is a simple and light-weight Chrome extension to download images and videos from Instagram.com. Let’s see how to install and use it.

To begin, first install this extension from Chrome Web Store. Now, open any Instagram page in a new tab of Chrome browser (or refresh previously open tab). To save an image from Instagram, simply right click on it and select the option Save as shown in the following screenshot:

instagram downloader

To save a video, first play it and then right click on it and select the option Save as above. This extension works for multiple images and videos published in a single post.

Update: If you are using this extension prior to 29th October 2019, you may notice that it works differently now. Instagram recently made some changes on its website, which broke this extension. The latest version of Tools for Instagram extension has fixed the issue, and it should work fine now.

This extension doesn’t depend upon any third-party service, and connects directly to Instagram. It is a light-weight, privacy-friendly and to-the-point extension, which doesn’t track users in any possible way. The latest version of this extension has been forked from InstaSee by Chris Panayotoff.

If you like this extension, please rate it 5โญ on the Chrome Web Store. Facing any problem or have any feedback? Leave a comment below, or email us at browsernative.apps[@]gmail.com.

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Posted by Arpit Gupta

Arpit maintains several browser-based tools including many popular extensions. Follow him on Twitter, or email at editor@browsernative.com.

38 Responses

  1. Prince says:

    Works great. Well done!

  2. Amish Mistri says:

    works great …. thanks Arpit ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. jana says:

    works brilliantly. thank you for this free extension for instagram.

  4. Mari says:

    I TRIED IT SO MANY TIME IT COMES UP FOR A SECOND AND DOESNT COME BACK

  5. Arpit says:

    @Mari: It works only on the individual photo or video pages, and not on user profiles and other types of pages. For example, visit: https://instagram.com/p/mGJC_BgMKo/ and hit the button in the address bar – it should download the photo.

  6. dmitry says:

    no works, why ?

  7. shriya says:

    working perfectly!

    I was looking for a tool to download Instagram videos – and finally got this one. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Prack says:

    Works brilliantly for downloading videos and images from Instagram.

    Just wanted to report a recent issue. All my Chrome extension icons are now showing up on browser toolbar. This is true for this extension as well. Not a major problem though.

    Thanks for creating this.

  9. James M says:

    Thanks for creating and actively maintaining it. I was using another instagram extension but that stopped working recently. I looked for several others, but no luck.
    finally tried this, and it works smoothly. 10/10

  10. Teak says:

    Nice tutorial… how for uploading via laptop?

  11. Lauke says:

    do you have any trick or tip to upload instagram images from desktop computer? how can I upload instagram images from desktop computer, specially Windows? Any browser based solution like your this extension??

  12. Shrubby says:

    Doesn’t download new type of posts with multiple pictures in them, otherwise works great for single pictures or videos.

  13. glen says:

    can i view deleted photos on Instagram with this app extension?

  14. Arpit says:

    @glen: No, Sorry.

  15. Vicki says:

    I’m not a techie kind of person but I was hoping this tools for instagram would allow me to post photos from my laptop to Instagram. Is this possible? If not what is the use for Tools for Instagram? I don’t see any icon as described in above instagram-downloader post.

  16. Dark Breed says:

    Seems to work no longer, did instagram changed something in the background (the links to the pictures)?

  17. Remy says:

    Brilliant extension. I use it all the time. Great job!

  18. Vineet George says:

    Please add support for multiple images and videos posts. Instagram now allows uploading multiple items to one single post, but your extension downloads only the FIRST item in such posts. Add option to download all items in such posts.

    I would rate it 4.5 out of 5.

  19. Althea Gunnarsen says:

    it works

  20. spartakidd says:

    this app is so kool

  21. Arsalan Karim says:

    is there any Instagram tool or extension follow all or to use it to follow maximum people at once on Instagram????

  22. nor says:

    i downloaded but i cannot open directly in photoshop. i had to open in paint first to save again then i can open. why is that?

  23. Alok says:

    your extension works good for the posts having single image. But it doesn’t work for Instagram posts having multiple images and videos. Please add support for downloading multiple instagram images and videos posts.

  24. Arpit says:

    @nor: You need to change the default program to open images on your computer. Nothing to do with this extension.

  25. murad says:

    or: You need to change the default program to open images on your computer. Nothing to do with this

  26. Alex C says:

    It doesn’t work in may case – looks dead (gray) and takes no action

  27. lily says:

    you should make it so when you press the down arrow key on an image it downloads it, just cause of you use the right and left arrow key you can cycle through and then quick download with one key. just a suggestion

  28. Ezekwe Emmanuel says:

    Woow..this tool works very well.Thanks

  29. Josh Constine says:

    Thanks for latest version of this extension. now I can download multiple items from a single post. This makes it the best instagram downloader extension available on chrome.

  30. Catherine De Souza says:

    Where is the picture/video saved?

  31. Arpit says:

    @Catherine on your computer! It asks you to decide the location before saving.

  32. CTAC says:

    Does not download from Instagram. Network error

  33. Lucio LK says:

    After updating this extension, I can no longer download photos or videos from Instagram. I right click on the photo I want to download and “Save” does not appear in the extension.

  34. Katy says:

    The new version is not working for me. I do not see a “save” option when I right-click on an Instagram photo, and when I try the old red extension icon, it just takes me to the page talking about the new version. I only have the old “save as” option that attempts to download the html page. I have brought my pc up to date and rebooted several times (I’m on Windows 10). My Google Chrome is up to date. What else can I try?

  35. Arpit says:

    @Katy and Lucio: We are looking into this.

  36. Lucio LK says:

    I just updated my “google chrome” and went to test the extension and it worked, when I go to a photo or video I right-click and “Save” the extension appears.

  37. Katy says:

    Ah, yes! Thanks Lucio! When I checked it the other day, it said it was up to date. But I just checked again and it updated from Version 78.0.3904.87 to 78.0.3904.97 and now the extension works as intended ๐Ÿ™‚

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