Download Instagram stories: an easy guide

Instagram stories
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If you've been wondering how to download an Instagram story and save it onto your phone to keep, we're here to show you!

There are plenty of reasons why you'd want to do this – maybe you've seen an amazing video from your favorite photographer, an inspirational location to save for later, or you just want to record a memory. Maybe you're building a shrine for your favorite crush. If it's the latter, no judgement.

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Lauren Scott
Freelance contributor/former Managing Editor

Lauren is a writer, reviewer, and photographer with ten years of experience in the camera industry. She's the former Managing Editor of Digital Camera World, and previously served as Editor of Digital Photographer magazine, Technique editor for PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, and Deputy Editor of our sister publication, Digital Camera Magazine. An experienced journalist and freelance photographer, Lauren also has bylines at Tech Radar,, Canon Europe, PCGamesN, T3, Stuff, and British Airways' in-flight magazine (among others). When she's not testing gear for DCW, she's probably in the kitchen testing yet another new curry recipe or walking in the Cotswolds with her Flat-coated Retriever.