How to Download Instagram Stories and Highlights on Android

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While Instagram is a popular platform for you to share images or videos, it does not provide you with options to download your stories and highlights. An Instagram story is an uploaded video or photo that is available for view for only 24 hours. A highlight remains at the top of your page, right below the profile details, until you decide to delete it.

Downloading Instagram stories on your PC is possible, but to do it on your Android is not possible with the official Instagram app. Here we show you how to do so on your Android phone using the Barinsta app.

Note: there are many websites and apps that claim to be able to download Instagram Stories; however, most of them are scams and could be after your sensitive data. The following app is the one we tried and found to work.

Download Instagram Stories with Barinsta

Barinsta is an unofficial Instagram client that you can use without having to log into your account. It serves as a great alternative Instagram app.

Since it is not available in the Play Store, you have to first install F-Droid on your smartphone. From there, you can type in “Barinsta” and then click to install the application. You can also download the app directly from the developer’s website.

Downloading Posts, Highlights, and Stories

The outline may be only a button, text, or two tabs when it is fully installed. There are also no bio or news sections, and you can only view the profiles of people you already know.

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Furthermore, you can only via a profile without logging in if the other user has their profile open. To search for a profile, you need to input their username in the search engine that appears at the top.

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Downloading Posts

The app, like Instagram, displays the user profile supporting photos, videos, and reels with several images.

When you click on photos, they reveal the caption, comments, location tag, and hashtags that were included.

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To download, go to the corner of the post and click on the download button as shown. After that, you can view the photo in your gallery.

Downloading Stories and Highlights

If you want to download stories and highlights too, follow these instructions:

First, click on the user’s profile whose story or highlights you want to download. You will see the highlighted section where stories appear.

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Click on it to see stories. When you want to download a story, simply click in the top-right corner where the download icon is located.

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As a tip, you can add a user profile to the favorites section so that you don’t have to search for the profile the next time to access it. Instead, you can get it from the list of favorites.

More Things You Can Do

  • Customization: pick different layouts and themes from a comprehensive collection. 
  • Privacy: the app allows you to keep your story and DM views private. Also, the app displays what you chose from the settings. It’s yoru choice what you want them to know.
  • Free and Open Source: you don’t have to worry about data theft or sketch deals when using the app.
  • Zoom in: zoom in on pictures with ease without worrying about leaving the frame.
  • Copy Comments, Captions, and Bios: copy comments, captions, and bios, unlike Instagram.

Now that you can download Instagram on your Android phone, you can also make use of these apps to create great Instagram stories.

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Rahul Nambiampurath Rahul Nambiampurath

Rahul Nambiampurath started his career as an accountant but has now transitioned into working full-time in the tech space. He is an ardent fan of decentralized and open source technologies. When he's not writing, he's usually busy making wine, tinkering with his android device, or hiking some mountains.

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