How to Download Private Instagram Story

  • By Muhid Suleman

    Muhid Suleman

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    Muhid Suleman, An expert writer from Pureprivacy's content team, Dedicate to make data privacy simple and accessible for you. Muhid, Our Content Wizard, weaves tales about online privacy using simple and user friendly procedures. He firmly believes that online privacy is your right and a big deal in the digital jungle.

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  • 15 April 2024
  • 7 mins read

Have you ever wanted to save an Instagram story you found on a private account? Regretfully, there isn't a built-in function on Instagram to download media from private profiles. And, you won’t be able to find apps or third-party tools that can help download a private Instagram story. 

But don’t worry. This guide explains several different strategies to think about when you come across an intriguing story on an Instagram private account.

How to Download Private Instagram Stories

There are some alternative ways to download Instagram stories.

By Saving Directly from Instagram

You can save your story from the Instagram mobile app directly by following these steps.

Step 1: When you first open Instagram, your feed or profile should have stories at the top.

Insta app home

Step 2: The second step is to tap on the story that has your profile photo in the upper left-hand corner.

Step 3: Click the three dots in the lower right corner of the story that you wish to download.

Step 4: Select "Save Video" by tapping on it.

save video on instagram

By Screen Recorder

You can save a private Instagram story with the help of a screen recorder. The steps are as follows.

Step 1: Open the screen recorder application and start recording.

Step 2: Tap the Story you wish to record on Instagram after opening the app. As long as you want the music to be included in the screen capture, make sure it is playing.

Step 3: End the recording when the Story ends.

Step 4: Edit and trim the video footage to only include the relevant parts of the story. You now have a saved Instagram Story with audio. 

By Saving in DM

You can also save an Instagram story by sending it to yourself in the DM. Follow these steps:

Step 1: Open Instagram and select the Messages tab.

Navigate to image camera section

Step 2: Use the search option on this screen to look up your username or Instagram handle. On Instagram, you can message yourself. In this manner, you can accomplish this goal without bothering anyone.

Step 3: Choose a picture or video from the gallery by tapping the Camera button.

Step 4: Verify that the "Keep in Chat" option is selected in the lower left corner. Press the Send button.

Step 5: Hold and tap the video that was sent. When you choose to Save, the video will be saved to your gallery.

While saving and downloading Instagram stories can be tempting for most of you, don’t take your online security for granted. These Instagram stories are private, and it actually goes against the user’s privacy preferences.  

Enhance Your Social Media Security

Here's how PurePrivacy may help you have a more private and safe experience on social media, particularly when it comes to Instagram, Facebook, or other platforms.

Get a Regular Privacy Score

The Privacy Score evaluates your platform-specific security configurations and sends you regular scores to alert you about security vulnerabilities. This highlights possible dangers that you might not be aware of, such as loose permissions given to applications that might be accessing more data than is necessary.

Tailored Suggestions

PurePrivacy evaluates your privacy preferences and offers tailored advice. To boost your social media security and stop unwanted access to your data, PurePrivacy will recommend particular adjustments you can make.

Delete Search History

You may easily remove your search history or old posts from Facebook This reduces the desire to explore stuff that might not be appropriate for you and guarantees that your internet practices stay secret.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • How do I download a private Instagram story in the gallery?


    Screen recording is the most effective method for preserving any Instagram stories from private accounts. This technique is compatible with iOS and Android devices, and it will also record the music track. All you need to do is make sure your smartphone is set to capture audio from devices.

  • On a computer, how can I download Instagram stories?


    Regretfully, Instagram stories cannot be downloaded directly from the Instagram app to a computer. However, you can save the story to your computer by using a free program called Instagram Story Downloader.

  • What does it mean to have an Instagram private story?


    It means what you added to the sticker in the story is only visible to your followers if your account is private. Everything you share on an Instagram story won't be visible to accounts that you've blocked.

  • If you screenshot someone's Instagram Story, is it visible to them?


    No, which might come as a relief. When you snap a screenshot of someone else's Instagram Story, no one is informed. Instagram doesn't notify you even if you screen-record someone's Story.

  • Simplify your online presence today

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Use Social Media Carefully!

If you come across interesting content on private Instagram profiles, the best course of action is still to respect user privacy and look into other options. 

You can reduce security risks and guarantee a more responsible online experience by following the aforementioned recommendations and placing a high priority on privacy. 

Always keep in mind that, with a little research, the content you're looking for can be publicly available elsewhere.