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Dinkar Kamat
Dinkar KamatUpdated 9 months ago

Save Instagram Stories

Story Saver for Instagram is a free app that allows you to save photos and videos from Instagram Stories to your device. This is an efficient method of having a copy of other users’ story content, allowing you to share and re-upload the same content.

Designed as a tool to augment your use of the popular social media and photography app Instagram (IG), the Story Saver for Instagram can save most forms of content material and allows you to repost them on your own timeline. Either from friends, family, or influencers, the app will get the story content you need.

User-friendly story saver

The Story Saver for Instagram app takes a moment to walk first-time users through its basic features and interface, making users feel comfortable using this program. Once you log in to your Instagram account with this app, you can immediately see the list of people you follow and their most recent stories. Clicking an account will show you their active stories and there are four options to choose from: Save, Share, Repost, or Play.

With Save, you get to save the story content to your devices. The saved file is exactly as it appears in the user’s Instagram story–this includes stickers, captions, and effects they might’ve applied. For Share, you can send the story content to other platforms, depending on which of them is supported by your device. Repost allows you to copy the content and post it on your own Instagram story, a news feed, or direct messaging. Lastly, Play lets you see the content as you would via the social media platform.

Also included in this app are the IG user’s story highlights, which are a user’s featured story content presented in the top row of the app. This means that whatever story content is available to a user’s IG followers, you can save, share, or repost. However, it is important to note that stories past their 24-hour mark, or those saved in the private Stories Archive, are not accessible with this app.

Proceed with caution

One limitation of the Story Saver for Instagram is that it is not capable of working with IG Live–saving, sharing, or reposting–through this app. IG Live is the social media platform’s live broadcast medium. While other video story content is easily accessible with the app, IG Live videos remain off-limits, even as the user reposts them after the live broadcast. Also, since it is a story saver app, it doesn’t allow users to grab or download wall posts from the accounts they follow.

Also, it is important that while the app allows you to freely download IG stories, it is inherently illegal to download Instagram content–especially videos–if you intend to share to repost them as your own. You may download them for personal use but if you plan to post them on a social media platform, make sure to give the proper attribution to the original owner of the material.

Great for personal use

The Story Saver for Instagram is a great tool if you plan to keep friends and family updated with the latest news from people you follow. It has easy controls, content and highlights are neatly arranged within the app, and it even shows the highlights for users to save or share. Meanwhile, it has no capabilities for saving IG Live content, as well as non-story content like wall posts.


  • Easy to use
  • Includes Instagram highlights
  • Allows sharing to other platforms


  • Doesn’t work with IG Live
  • Doesn’t include past stories

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