How to Save Photos From Instagram

Have you ever been scrolling through Instagram only to stumble across an incredible picture that you want to save? There are a lot of reasons why you might want to save pictures off of Instagram. One reason might be that you want to set a picture that you saw as a wallpaper. Alternatively you might want to show your friends a cool picture that you saw. Whatever the reason may be, Instagram has not made it easy to save pictures. You usually have to take a screenshot, but the problem with that is that screenshots just don’t have the same feel as the actual picture that you enjoyed looking at in the first place.

Instagram has not offered you the ability to download pictures that you see because of the fact that it wants to protect copyrights. It wants users to think that their content is secure, and the ability to download any pictures you see can also be a security risk. All of that being said, there actually is a way for you to save a picture off of Instagram, you just need to know the steps that you will have to follow.

The first thing you need to do is save the link to the picture onto your clipboard.

There's an easy trick for downloading photos from Instagram — here's how to do it

Paste the link into your browser’s address bar and go to it. Once you are there, simply open up the source code of the site. This is pretty easy, you just have to go into the developer section/settings on Chrome and find and open the view page source option.

If you are a Mac/Safari user you may need to first enable the developer options and if you have developer menu you can see the source code of any web pages by opening the View tab from top menu and then by going to Developer > View Source.

There's an easy hack for downloading photos from Instagram without downloading any software, tool or extension — here's how to do it on your personal computer or laptop device with the help of just a web browser

Chrome, Firefox, Opera and other browser users can simply access source code by right clicking anywhere on any web page and View Page Source (or by using shortcut key Ctrl + U or Command + U).

In the HTML source code search for JPG, and copy the link in quotation marks that you will end up finding.

There's an easy hack for downloading photos from Instagram without downloading any software, tool or extension — here's how to do it on your personal computer or laptop device with the help of just a web browser

Simply copy/paste that link in your address bar and you will see the picture that you like, ready for downloading. You can now just right click and save the picture.

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