Instagram is an online social networking service. It is a video sharing and mobile photo sharing service. Instagram allows its users to take their pictures and videos and then share them on various social networking platforms. These platforms include Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and Tumblr. It was developed in 2010, and then in 2012, it was acquired by Facebook. As of December 2014, there were more than 300 million active users of Instagram. The maximum length of the video that can be shared is 15 seconds.
Instagram is also available on various platforms such as iOS, Android and windows phone. So now you might have the idea that how many people are using it and sharing their photos and videos. People capture their memorable moments and then they share those moments with their friends and family instantly through Instagram. It also allows its users to apply various digital filters to their photos, before sharing it online.
So now that many people use Instagram and they share their earlier pictures and videos with everyone, there comes a problem here. Instagram does not save your pictures or videos to your phones memory, it only saves it online in your account. So what if, for some reason you are deactivating your account or you need a complete backup of all the media that you posted, then how are you going to do it?
Yes, that’s something you did not think of before, right. But don’t worry, now that you have reached this article, you will get your problem solved. So today, I am going to show you how to export and save Instagram photos to computer so that you can use them even if you have deactivated your account. I am going to show you some different methods through which you can export and backup your Instagram photos and videos.
How to Backup your Instagram photos to your PC
You can export and backup all of your Instagram photos and videos to your PC or laptop through various methods. Some of these methods are explained below. They are:
If you want to use the quickest and easiest method to backup your Instagram photos to your PC or laptop, then you can do it by using the Instaport website on your computer. This website will log into your Instagram account and then it will download all of your photos into a zip file, and all of this just by clicking a button. Now I will show you how you can use the Instaport website.
The first step is that you just have to go to the website. After that you will have to enter your Instagram login details in that website. The link to the website is given below:
You should be able to see the following kind of screen in front of you:
After entering your Instagram login details, you will see a new screen in front of you. In this webpage, you will see your name. Next to your name, you will see various options which you can select. In the first option, you can choose to download all of your Instagram photos that you have uploaded. In the second option, you can choose how many photos you want to download that you have recently uploaded on. In the third option, you can choose to download the photos between a certain time period that you can define. In the fourth option, you can choose to download the photos of other people and users that you have liked. After that comes the option in which you can enter the specific #tag, and then all the photos with that #tag on Instagram will be downloaded in your zip file. It will download maximum of 500 photos of that #tag. And in the last option, you can also choose to download all of your videos on.
At the bottom, there will be a ‘Start Export’ button through which you can start downloading the photos. You should be able to see this kind of screen in front of you:
Now wait is the thing that you have to do. The downloading time will vary. It will depend on how many photos you have on your account and it will depend on the speed of your internet connection. When the downloading is complete, you simply have to unzip the downloaded file and then you will see your photos there. The photos will be downloaded in the jpeg format.
How to save Instagram photos to your laptop or PC via smartphone
This is an alternative way to download Instagram photos to computer instantly as you take them on your smartphone.
In order to save your Instagram photos instantly, you will have to do the following. First you will have to open the Instagram app on your phone. Then you have to go to your profile. After that you have to tap on the Options.
Once you are in the Options menu, there you will have to make sure that Save Original Photos/Save To Library switch is turned on. If it is of, you will have to turn it on. Once you have turned on the switch, all the photos that you take on Instagram will be saved to your phones gallery. And when you connect your phone to your PC or laptop, your Instagram photos will also be automatically backed up.
The screen looks something like this:
How to save Instagram photos to your laptop or PC via Facebook
Another method is that you can link your Instagram account to your Facebook account. You can link these accounts by going to the Instagram app on your smart phone and then going to the Options. Then there you can link these accounts.
After your accounts are linked, you can see all of your Instagram photos in your Facebook account. The path of the album will be Profile>Photos>Albums>Instagram Photos. This method is time-consuming and requires more work because you will have to manually enlarge each photo and then you will have to save it to a destination where you want it. The photo will be downloaded in the jpg format.
So these were the three most famous methods through which you can export and save your Instagram photos on your PC or laptop.
I hope this article was helpful for you. Hope to see you soon.