Use EasyDownloader to save Instagram photos, videos

If you want an easy way to grab photos or videos from Instagram on your Android device without rooting, check out this app.

When you're checking out Instagram in a Web browser, it's easy to save a photo that you like. Videos might require a bit more work, but are still relatively simple to obtain. However, when you're using an Android device, saving photos and videos is a bit more difficult. Your choices are to crop screenshots or root your device.

Enter EasyDownloader, an app that will let you snag any photo or video you desire from your Instagram feed without the need for cropping or rooting. Instead, saving content is just a couple of taps away. Let's get started:

Note: You will need to have the Instagram app installed on your device before using EasyDownloader. Additionally, this app will not let you download content from users that have their posts marked as private.

Step 1: Install a copy of EasyDownloader on your Android 3.0 and higher device. Make sure to use the provided link for your install, as there are many different apps of the same name in the Google Play Store (and they don't all perform the same function).

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Step 2: Open the app to activate the download feature, then tap the Instagram icon near the top-right corner.

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Step 3: When you come across a photo or video you want to save, tap the three dots under it and choose Copy Share URL. Instead of copying the actual link, the content will be saved to your device's gallery. An alert will appear in the notification shade when the download is complete.

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

When you're done downloading content, remember to exit the app so it isn't running in the background. Open the app and tap the power icon in the top-right corner to exit.

It's important to note that you should not download other peoples' photos or videos to pass them off as your own or use them for profit.

 

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