14 March 2017

How to Download Instagram Videos Offline on Android

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Instagram is one of the fastest growing social networking and photo-sharing apps which allows you to share your photos and videos with other people. Sometimes we need to download Instagram videos but as you may already know Instagram doesn't provide any option to download its videos directly. There are other indirect methods by which you can download Instagram videos on your Android phone. Here's a different method you can try -

Download Instagram videos offline on Android

Download Instagram videos in Android

You can play Instagram videos offline so they must be saved somewhere in your phone. Unlike YouTube offline videos, Instagram videos aren't encrypted and they can be played with any media player app like MX Player.

You can access these videos from Instagram app folder which is located in the root directory of Android. First, you need to install ES File Explorer app in your phone. Then after follow this step-by-step guide -
  1. Open Instagram and play the video you want to download till the end.
  2. Now open ES File Explorer app and go to "Internal Storage > Android > data > com.instagram.android > cache > video" directory.

    Instagram cached videos

  3. Here you will find a number of files which are saved as a cache in your phone. Actually, they are the cached videos you have watched. To play any video, simply open it as a video file with ES Media Player tool.

    Open with ES Media Player

  4. You might have noticed that these videos have different file format (.clean). If you want to change the format, simply rename the file and add ".mp4" at the end.

    Rename to MP4
Once the format is changed, move the file outside of Android folder and it will start appearing in Gallery and other media player apps. This method can also be used to save videos from Instagram story. Isn't that interesting? If you have any questions in your mind, feel free to share them in the below comment box.

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