Instagram Reels: How to Download Clips Without Sharing Them

Keep videos so that you can share them elsewhere

Reels enables Instagram users to record and edit 15-second multi-clip videos Instagram

While recording videos for Instagram Reels, it’s possible that you may record one or more clips that you want to keep but not necessarily share at this time. When this happens, you can download those clips to your device without sharing them to your feed. This will allow you to share the clips at a later time, even on other platforms. Our guide will show you how this is done.

Note: These screenshots were captured in the Instagram application on iOS.

Step 1: Once you’ve recorded one or more clips, tap the right arrow (“>”) at the bottom of the screen to preview it/them.

Step 2: Tap the down arrow at the top of the screen to save the clip(s) you’ve already recorded to your device. Note: If you’ve recorded more than one clip, they will be saved as a single video file to your device.