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How to Save Instagram Stories on Smartphones

Learn how to save Instagram Stories on your phone. Some years back, the entire concept of the social media got changed with the invention of soon to be the largest media platform, Facebook. From that time till now, the social media has advanced from just sharing updates about your social lives with your friends with the written word, but hosting these events with photos, videos and other media files. So much has happened in between the space of Facebook launch and now which makes us know that indeed the social media has not only come to stay but to significantly affect us.
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Coming back to sharing stories with media files, no other application does it better than Instagram! Yes, Instagram…. Let’s take a dive at what it is. Instagram is a free online photo and video-sharing social networking platform also owned by Facebook. It was created by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger and launched in October 2010 exclusively on IOS. A version for Android devices was released a year after. In 2012, Facebook saw the potential of this media platform and subsequently purchased, and since then, it has gone through particular changes.

How to save Instagram stories on Android device

On Instagram, Users can browse other users’ content by tags and locations, and view trending content. Users can “like” photos, and follow other users to add their own feed content. However, one worthy changes that have happened to Instagram is “the story”. It is actually just a feed that shows the videos and pictures shared through your account with your follower’s {and others if your posts are public}. These stories stay up only for 24 hours after which they get deleted.

Owing to this development, Instagram has grown from being an ordinary individual’s media, but also for businesses. The photo-sharing app offers companies the opportunity to start a free business account to promote their brand and product. Companies with the business account have access to free engagement and impression metric. Statistics prove that than over one million advertisers worldwide use Instagram to share their stories and drive people to say theirs and discover new product through the app. But one thing is rather unfortunate for the Instagram platform,- it doesn’t allow users to retrieve old story.
However, there is a way out. Instagram stories can be saved locally on your device with the help of an Android app called “Story Saver for Instagram”. The app makes it possible to save both videos and photos from stories to watch later on.

How to save Instagram stories on Android device

  • As a Smartphone user, it is quite easy to save a friend’s Instagram story to your device. Simply
    visit the Google Play Store from your phone and download the “Story Saver app for Instagram”. Ultimately the app has a simple flexible feature that allows users to download and store Instagram stories {images and videos. Thereafter, launch the app.

After launching the app, you will be required to log in using your correct Instagram account details on the Story Saver app downloaded from the Google play store.

  • Once you are logged in, the main page will display all the stories that your followers have published, but be rest assured that you are not only limited to your own followers alone, you can look for others’ stories as well by using the Search bar to search for any stories you need to save on your Android device. However, you will have to type in the exact Instagram handle provided, otherwise, the search won’t bring any positive results.
  • And even, if you type in the correct Instagram handle, you will only see Instagram stories if only that account has shared any, then, locate the image or video you want to save and then tap Save, the selected photo or video will be saved on your Android smartphone device which you can later access through the app’s folder in your Gallery.

From what we have discussed, we can fathom that saving media files on Instagram isn’t as difficult as it might look. Is it? All you need to do is follow the steps highlighted in this article and whew!!! enjoy an unlimited download of videos, images and other media files which you can check out later in your leisure time.

CEO Marvnic Media-owner of and other media platforms in Nigeria. I am a digital marketing professional with over 6 years of experience. I love gadgets, cars, and smartphones. My current smartphone is the Google Pixel 6 Pro. I hope to buy Tesla Car soon


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