Instagram Download

Public or private posts, stories, highlights, IGTV, reels, profile—without ever switching to Safari


OS Compatibility
macOS No (Scriptable unsupported)
iOS 15 or higher Yes
iOS 14 or lower Yes

Instagram Download downloads photos and videos from posts, stories, highlights, IGTV, reels and profiles. It’s fast and works with app and web on iPhone and iPad. You can also download media from private accounts that you follow.

The Scriptable app and iOS 14 or later are required. iOS 13-compatible version is maintained separately as Instagram Download 13.

Downloading Media

  • Tap the ··· button on the top right corner of a post or story, select ‘Share to...’ then Instagram Download and it will save the media onto your photo album.
    • If ‘Share to...’ is not available, you can ‘Copy Link’, run Instagram Download from the Shortcuts app, and choose ‘Download media from copied link’.
  • On web, use the browser’s share button instead of the ··· button.
  • Private stories can be downloaded from web.

User Settings

  • You can change user settings by running Instagram Download from the Shortcuts app.
  • You can check logged-in account or switch accounts.
  • To change folder or album, toggle the Save to Files/Photos option off and on.

Instagram limits how many times within a certain period of time a device can access its server without logging in. That’s why previous versions, as well as many other shortcuts, either switch to a browser or fail for a while and come back to normal repeatedly, because they access Instagram without logging in when shared from the Instagram app. This shortcut keeps you logged in thanks to Scriptable that maintains web cookies across its webview and http request sessions automatically for you. In short, it works all the time within the app without hiccups.

Latest Release Notes

2.2.1 - Oct. 7, 2021, 10:39 a.m.

• Fix for ‘Run Inline Script’ error

Version history