How to Save Instagram Photos on Your Phone or Desktop

You might have tried to save an Instagram picture from a friend, and ended up downloading the entire webpage. Screenshotting takes too much effort, and you have to spend even more time cropping the photo.

Saving Instagram pictures to your phone and desktop is super easy, as long you have the right tools.

Save Photos Directly to your Phone

OG Instagram App

OgInsta or Insta+ is a modded version of Instagram that provides more features such as the functionality to save photos and stories, follow indicators to see from users profiles if they are following you, and the ability to zoom in and out of any image.

OgInsta is a replacement for the original Instagram app but retains the look and user interface. To learn more: OG Instagram: Is it worth replacing your Instagram App?

Saving a photo is easy on OgInsta. Click the three dots on the top right of each post, a new download button will appear in the selection, click download, and the image will be saved on your device.

Unfortunately, this app is only available for Android devices. To download, visit the official site here.

Instagram App

If you’re just looking to save the photos you edited on Instagram, you can do this by just enabling the Save Original Options in your settings.

1. Go to your profile and click on the cog next to edit profile
2. Scroll down until you see the option Save Original Photos
3. Tap to Enable

Download Photos to your Desktop

4K Stogram

4K Stogram is an Instagram Viewer and Downloader for PC, macOS and Linux. Download photos, videos and stories from your friends’ public and private Instagram accounts, backup your Instagram profile and import your list of Instagram subscriptions.

With 4K Stogram, you can:

1. Download Instagram Stories, Photos, and Video Posts with comments and hashtag meta data

2. Backup your account in seconds

3. Subscribe to your favorite photographers, hashtags or locations and get latest photos automatically

Simply subscribe to a user, 4K Stogram will then download all the photos in their feed to a folder. The tool will also continue to update the folder when the user posts new content.

To learn more, we covered this tool extensively here: 4K Stogram: The Best Software to Download Instagram Photos

The free version will only allow you to subscribe to two accounts which we find more than enough.

Download 4K Stogram here