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How to Backup Your Instagram Photos
How to Backup Your Instagram Photos

If you’re looking to expand your Instagram
presence, before you go to the best
place to buy Instagram
, you should first make sure you understand the various
ways you can backup your Instagram photos. This way, you always have a record
of what you posted.

Backing Up Your Instagram Account With an Online Tool

Android users can download InstaSave from the
Google Play store, to instantly backup their Instagram photos and videos
directly to their phone.

Once you download and install the app, open it
it. Click the “On” button.

Open your Instagram account and choose the
content you want to download. Click the button with the three dots on the upper
right hand side, and tap “Copy Share URL” button. This will start downloading
your photos and videos.

There’s also a web-based version of this as well, but it can take
a bit more time since you will have to enter the URL of each individual photo
and video you want to save from Instagram.

Other online tools you can use include:

can use this to automate all kinds of tasks, such as backing up your email
attachments, sharing posts from one social network to another, and so on. Sign
up on the website or download the app on your phone and create an account.
Create a recipe (or find one that’s already been created) to download your
Instagram photos to your phone, or to automatically back them up to Google
Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive.

Dsgn Instagram Importer: This
is a WordPress plugin that allows you to import and backup your Instagram
photos to your WordPress site. It includes a variety of options to give you
control over the imported posts formatting and include support for WordPress
custom post-types, custom post-formats, and custom taxonomies.

Download Gram: Open your Instagram account and choose the picture or video you want to
download. Tap on the upper right hand side for options. Tap “copy share URL”
and paste the URL into the Download Gram website. Click the download button and
the photo or video will be saved either to your phone or your computer,
depending on which device you used to access Download Gram.

IDrive: This is a cloud-based backup tool similar to OneDrive, Google Drive,
and Dropbox. Once you create an account, all you have to do is click the
Instagram Backup tab. Enter your Instagram credentials so the two accounts are
connected. Then, choose what you want to save – or backup the entire account.
You can also use this to backup multiple Instagram accounts.

You can also use these tools to grab content from other users that you want to regram. We don’t think you should use it to steal content though, so make sure you’re always tagging the original Instagram poster in your caption so they get credit. From here you can buy Instagram likes for every photo you uploaded that way so that posts are able to score more organic engagement.

Download a Backup of Your Full Instagram Account

Instagram’s Parent company, has made it possible for you to download photos and
other account data for years now. The feature became recently available on
Instagram too, likely to meet the EU GDPR data portability requirement. Though
that requirement is only for Europe, Facebook/Instagram made the feature
available worldwide.

The new feature in Instagram lets you see not
only all of your data -photos, videos, comments and more – but allows you to
download an entire backup of your Instagram account so you can even see the
photos you’ve liked and more. It’s available for Android, iOS, and in your web
browser (on your phone and on your desktop.)

It can take up to 48 hours to create the
backup, depending on the size of your Instagram account. Even if you start the
process on your smartphone, you must download the actual archive at your

Photos are downloaded as JPGs. Videos are downloaded as Mp4s, and the rest of your data is downloaded as a JSON format, which is a machine readable format best viewed in your web browser. Be sure to buy likes for your Instagram photos before you start downloading it.

First, you request your data, either through
the Instagram app, your phone’s web browser, or your computer’s browser. From
the app you’ll visit your profile tap, then either tap the cog icon on iOS or
the three dots on Android to view the options page. Then, tap “Account Data”
and “View All” next to any items you want to see more information about.

If you want to actually download your backup,
you’ll have to choose “Data
” instead from the Options list, and then “Request Download” that
appears. On the next screen, you’ll see your automatically filled email address
where the account data should be sent. Tap “Next”, then enter your password and
tap “Request Download” to complete the request process.

Once you get the email, you’ll be able to
download the data. From your phone, you’ll be redirected to your Instagram app,
then from there you’ll be directed to the default web browser on your device.
At that point, you’ll have to login to Instagram again, but once you’re signed
in, tap “Download Data” to get the files.

If you get an error on your phone that the
page isn’t available, you’ll need to download the .zip file on your computer.
This is likely the better place to store your backup anyway.

Bear in mind the link Instagram gives you to
download your data will only work for four days from the time you receive it.
If you forget to download it in that time, you will have to start the process
again by going back to request the data and then waiting for the email.

Now that you know how to backup your Instagram photos, you never have to worry about losing them again – and you can easily repurpose them for use on other social media platforms.

Install one of these free photo editing apps for iOS and Android to enhance your Instagram photos, resize, crop, add filters, or text.

About the Author

Morgan Brown
Morgan Brown is a social media marketing expert, who has grown Instagram pages to millions of followers for some of the largest brands on the platform. He's also a social media consultant to Kylie Cosmetics and Disney. His agency, Brown Creative, primarily focuses on building full-scale social media campaigns that focus on fan loyalty, as well as cross-platform advertisements.

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