Instagram has always been quite protective of the photos uploaded on its platform. In fact, the website doesn’t allow direct image downloads to this day. However, that doesn’t mean the feat is impossible to do. In 2021, there are several ways to download not just one Instagram photo, but several and even all photos from one user.
Let’s learn how.
Download Multiple Instagram Photos with Developer Tools
You can download any photo from Instagram using Developer Tools from your web browser, Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Safari. If you need to download multiple Instagram photos, use this method:
- Go to any Instagram page where you can find any pictures worth saving.
- To open Developer Tools, press F12.
- Select IMG under the Network Tab and reload this page.
- The complete URL of the image file is seen in the Developer Tools. You can double-click any of the results you like to access and save to your device.
Download All Instagram Photos from One User with Only Your Web Browser
No matter what web browser you use, you can download all Instagram images at once using the following method:
- Go to the Instagram user profile page and scroll down to load all the images.
- Right-click a blank space and choose “Save as…”
- Make sure the Save as type is Web Page, Complete, and click Save to save all photos and the HTML file.
Then all of the images from this Instagram user are stored on your computer. Then you can find the folder and delete the HTML file to save only the image files.
Bulk Download Instagram Photos with Chrome Extension
If the Instagram user has so many images you want to download, it can take a long time to scroll down to load all the photos, which seems cumbersome. In that case, you can use a Chrome extension to massively download Instagram images online in a more flexible way.
- Install Downloader for Instagram™ for Chrome web browser.
- Go to the Instagram profile page from which you want to download your images.
- If the Chrome extension is installed right, you can see the Download All button at the top of the screen. You can click it to download all of the Instagram images from this user or select any of them to download.
Download Multiple Instagram Photos Using Third-Party Tools
4K Stogram allows you to subscribe to a username, hashtag, or even location to download in bulk any public image you encounter under that tag with no requirement to sign in to Instagram, but while it’s free to subscribe to a few feeds, you’ll need to pay $10 for an unlimited license and you’ll eventually find yourself downloading a lot of photos.
Download and install 4K Stogram on your computer, open the software, and then enter the Instagram username, hashtag, or location in the search bar. Click Subscribe, and the program will scan and immediately start downloading everything it finds-you will see the photos stacked up in the 4K Stogram folder on your computer in subfolders for each search you entered.
If you need to be more selective, Save-o-Gram requires photos to be saved at once as a zip file or separately and charges a one-off $9 following a seven-day trial.
Bonus: Download Instagram Stories
Instagram makes it much easier to download your own stories – a picture or a video plus any stickers or text you overlaid. Just click on the three vertical dots in the bottom right corner of the story and choose ‘Save Photo.’ You will find old stories by going to your profile, clicking on the menu icon, and then choosing ‘Archive.’
If you like a story from someone else’s account, you can save it by taking a screenshot. The secret is to hold down one finger on the screen while you do so to remove the Instagram UI and get a clean shot. Just tap and hold anywhere on the screen so the overlay fades away, which also pauses the story giving you time to take the screenshot. With just a little finger yoga, keep your finger down as you take the screenshot, whether it’s by pressing the volume up and lock on the iPhone X, the power and home buttons on the Samsung Galaxy, or the power and volume down on the Google Pixel.
Keep in mind potential copyright issues if considering taking a screenshot of someone else’s work.