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How to Download Private Instagram Videos (100% Working Method)

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Wondering how to download private Instagram videos? If your answer is yes, then I am here to help you out. Instagram is one of the most famous social media platforms, and there are more than 500 million active users who use this platform.

However, downloading videos and images from Instagram is always a challenging task. Although, for images, you can take a screenshot.

But when it comes to videos, it becomes a hard task. Even it gets harder when you want to download a video from a private Instagram account. As there is no tool that can detect the video and download it for you.

So the question is how to download private Instagram videos? Well in this article, I will be answering this question only. So let’s just head into the topic without wasting much of the time:

How to download private Instagram videos?

Method 1: Download Instagram Video from Private Account Directly

In order to download Instagram videos from a private account, there is absolutely no requirement for any tool or software. All, you will need is a web browser. No matter if you are using Chrome, Firefox, Safari or any other one.

Even the steps are pretty easy to follow to download Instagram videos. For this, you will have to follow these steps:

Step 1: First of all, you will need to open a web browser from your computer. (I would recommend you to use Chrome. But other browsers will also work.)

Step 2: After that, go to Instagram.com and sign into your account.

Step 3: Now, you have to navigate to the video that you wish to download.

Step 4: Now right click on a blank space and go to the Inspect Element. To make it quick, you can simply hit the F12 button from your Windows computer. Or you can use Options + I button to launch the option from your Mac.

Step 5: Now, you will have to go to the Network and select Media. Over here, you will see the link of the video. Copy the URL of the video.

Step 6: Now open a new tab from your browser and paste the URL in there. And you will be able to download the video by right clicking on it.

Method 2: Download Instagram Private Video from Source Code

In case if you do not wish to use the Inspect element option. And want to use some other methods. Then you can use the source code of the video to download it. 

When you open the Instagram page containing the video, simply right click on it. And go to the “View Page Source” option. This will view the source code. Apart from this, to make things quick, press Ctrl + U keyboard shortcut for the job.

From the source code page, press Ctrl + F to open to bring up the find option. Over here, type down “og:video” (without quotes).

After that, you will find the video link for the Private Instagram video. Simply open the URL in a new tab, and you will be able to download private video from Instagram on your PC. In case, if you wish to download private images, then search for “og:image” and you will get your option.

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Method 3: Instagram Video Downloader on iPhone

We mostly use Instagram on our mobile phone only. And in case if you are using an iPhone, you will easily be able to download Instagram private videos using a Siri shortcut. Siri shortcut is one of the key features of iOS 12. And you can download the shortcut app from Apple App Store to start using it.

Also, apart from the shortcut app, you will also need the Safari browser, which is installed on your iPhone by default. As you already know that the Instagram app does not let us copy the URL of any post. Hence, you can use the browser as an alternative.

Step 1: At first, you will have to download the Shortcuts app from the Apple App Store.

Step 2: After that, you will need to download the Private IG Downloader shortcut by open the link in Safari.

Step 3: Now login to your Instagram account using Safari browser. Then go to the webpage of the video you wish to download.

Step 4: Next tap on the Safari Share button and select Shortcuts. If you do not get to see the option Shortcuts, tap on More to enable it.

Step 5: Now select the Private IG Downloader shortcut to launch it.

Step 6: After that, it will ask you where to save the video. You can save the Instagram video to Camera Roll or iCloud.

Then the shortcut will save the page title as the video file name. You can also edit the title if you want a custom name for the shortcut. Also, you can use this shortcut to download Instagram videos without URL.

Whenever you find a video that you want to download using the Instagram app on iPhone, you can tap Share and run this shortcut from the Share Sheet.

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However, these steps are not as easy as downloading a video using a computer. So if you have access to a computer. I would advise you try the above steps compared to this. As the above steps are easy and less hectic. Even if you are an Android user, the above steps are what you need to try out.

Final Words:

So that was all for your question How to download private Instagram videos. Overall, downloading private videos from Instagram is not less than a hectic task. As there are quite a lot of restrictions as well as the Instagram app itself is not user friendly.

Hence, it becomes a tough thing for us to download Instagram videos. However, you can go ahead and follow the above mentioned steps and see how it is working for you. Also, if you have any more questions to ask. Do feel free to comment below and I will help you out.

Rohan pandya is a Blogger, Youtuber, Entrepreneur and Social Media Expert who love's to explore latest technology on the web everyday. He thinks When You Are Young You Believe The Possibilities You Have Are Endless.

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