The most sought-after photo and video sharing platform, Instagram, has recently launched a feature that enables users to download reels for offline playback. The Meta-owned platform introduced reels back in 2020 following the ban of popular short video app, TikTok. Instagram reels, which have time limits ranging from 1-90 seconds currently, and are featured on the ‘Explore’ page of Instagram have been surging in popularity ever since its conception.
The platform has recently introduced anew feature that permits users to download reels without using any third-party applications and then view it in offline mode as well. The major advantage of being able to download Instagram reels is that it cuts down the consumption of your internet bandwidth. Previously, the social media application permitted users to download reels using third party apps.
Recently, the app launched a new feature enabling users to download reels from public accounts for offline playback. The reels download option will be turned off by default for individuals under the age of 18. However, they may allow others to download their reels by changing the option in settings.
The feature to download reels was made accessible to US residents earlier this year. It has now been rolled out globally from November 23. The new feature eliminates the need to download third-party applications to download Instagram reels. The feature might not be immediately accessible to all the users.
How To Download Instagram Reels Without Using Third-Party Application?
How to Manage the Download Settings?
Creators have the authority to determine if their reel can be downloaded by others. To adjust this setting, follow the steps outlined below:
Things to Keep in Mind Before Downloading Instagram Reels
Here are a few things to bear in mind before you go ahead and utilise this newly launched feature.
- You can download reels only if it belongs to a public account
- The downloaded reels will have a watermark displaying the Instagram handle name of the creator. This is to ensure that the original source of the content gets the due credit for it.
- Creators with public accounts will be able to turn off the reels download option if they wish to
- It is prohibited to use the downloaded reels for commercial purposes
- If the reel has a licensed audio clip, the downloaded version will not have any audio in it
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Can I download reels on Instagram?
The default setting for Instagram allows individuals aged 18 and above to download reels. For users under 18, the download option is disabled initially, but it can be activated by adjusting the download settings. If you don’t change your reels download settings, anyone on Instagram can download and share your reels.
Can we download private reels from Instagram?
Reels from private accounts on Instagram cannot be downloaded by anyone unless the account owner modifies the privacy settings to make the account public.
Which app is best for insta reels?
Instagram has an in-app editor that helps users make amazing reels. Also, there are a plethora of third-party applications like Canva, CapCut, KineMaster, Adobe Rush, etc. that help users create head-turning reels.
How do I download Instagram reels to private gallery?
To download a Reel on Instagram, follow these steps: