Saving pictures from instagram

can i save pictures from Instagram stories or photos that are sent in my inbox?

Hi there jabbarhuusaincs,

have you tried this desktop method…

  1. mouse right click on the image
  2. left click on “Save Image As…

For a mobile devices it probably all
thumbs and fingers. :rofl:


Hi, There Coothead,

I think such option is not available in desktop, Either you have to save the image through viewing source code and in that you will have to manually findout and place the link in new tab and after that only you could use save image option.
Or otherwisw you could use some third part tool

  1. mouse right click on the image
  2. left click on “ Save Image As…


I think @polomarco561516 is referring to the fact that it’s not available on Instagram, presumably as the image is set as a background image somewhere deep in the markup.

OP, maybe you can use this:

I cannot speak for other browsers, but if the image was an
unmasked background-image, then FIrefox would show this…

For masked background images I find that the…

Web Developer Extension

…is excellent at rooting out all of a web page’s images. :winky:.


I struggled with saving images and videos from Instagram when using an iPad. Kludge was to use a screen dump for images and not found a solution for videos.