How to download photos and videos sent by DM on Instagram

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Direct Messages (DM) on Instagram is a private space where two or more people can exchange messages. In addition to sharing, you can also download photos and videos sent or received in DM.

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Even if the platform allows downloading, it is not possible to select multiple images and videos to download at once. Also, forwarded content cannot be saved to the device.

How to download photos sent by DM on Instagram

Unlike the cell phone, the browser version does not have a native download function. However, it is possible to work around the situation and download photos; check out how to perform the action in both cases.

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  • Open the Instagram app (Android | iOS) and access your account;
  • Tap the DM icon in the upper right corner;
  • Enter the conversation where the image you want to download is located;
  • Tap and hold on the image until some options appear at the bottom of the screen;
  • Go to “More” and then tap “Save”;
  • If the image was uploaded by the other user, tap and hold until the “Save” option appears at the bottom of the screen.
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  • Access the Instagram website (instagram.com) and log into your account;
  • Select “Messages” from the side menu;
  • Enter the conversation where the media you want to download is;
  • Click on the photo to open in full screen;
  • Right-click and choose “Save image as…”;
  • Choose the folder where to save to finalize.
  • How to download videos sent by DM on Instagram

    The browser version does not support downloading videos, so you can only download this type of media through the app.

  • Open the conversation where the video is;
  • Tap and hold until some options appear at the bottom of the screen;
  • Tap “More” then select “Save”.