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How to save Instagram videos without any app?

Posted by: Purushottam Thakur
Instagram is a most popular photo & video sharing social media. Users love sharing their videos and pictures with their friends and followers, so others can see it. In my eyes Instagram is not a well-maintained technique, it must be added some features like messaging, download, etc. Yes, there is no chat option that you can talk to you friends privately. And there are no any option to download the videos to your android device to watch it later. You will always have to launch the Instagram app in your android to watch the videos again and it may cost you some other internet data.
Anyway, as the title of the article, you will see a basic trick about “How to download Instagram videos in your android without any Instagram video downloader app?”. Using this trick you will save you internet data and your valuable time. Actually, we are not going to download the videos from Instagram, this is just a saving from cache trick which is very easy for everyone.
How to save Instagram videos without any app?
How do I save Instagram videos without any android app?
Actually, you are not going to save or download any videos. But you need to watch videos on the Instagram app once before you follow this trick. The trick behind is very simple as renaming a file, yes we rename cache files of Instagram to make it video file. By this trick, you will save your device storage too because you are not going to download videos from Instagram using any downloader app for android. So let’s start the process by following below steps.
First, at all, you must watch some videos on the Instagram app. After watching the videos from the Instagram app you will have to follow bellow steps to save it your drive.
Step: 1. Go to file manager of your android phone and then go to your default storage.
Step: 2. After going to your default storage find and go to Android > Data > > cache > video.
Step: 3. Now you are in the video cache folder of Instagram where you can see some files with (.0) extension. These are your videos.
Step: 4. To make it playable through your video player you need to rename it with (.mp4). To do that long press on any video cache file, then tap on the menu button to choose rename option. Now replace ‘.0’ with ‘.mp4’. That’s it.
Step: 5. Now you can move that video to your media folder. Then play that video.

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  1. Hello Purushottam,

    This is really very helpful. Thanks

    1. You welcome, keep visiting for new tips & tricks...


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