Everyone is hurrying to make "the next TikTok" in case their favorite video sharing platform is on the way out. What won't surprise anyone is that Instagram has made their own with Instagram Reels, and it just might be the best TikTok replacement yet.

The success of IG Reels is still uncertain, so you'll want to be able to save your favorite Reels as soon as possible. Unfortunately, when you download your own Reels in Instagram, it removes the sound, and Instagram doesn't let you download other people's Reels whatsoever. But with a free, online video downloader, you can download any Instagram Reels video directly to your device, with the original sound. You can do this in the browser of your phone or computer. Here's how:

  1. Copy the link to the Reels video
  2. Open Kapwing Studio
  3. Paste the link to the Reels video
  4. Export & download
Check out our YouTube tutorial for a complete walkthrough

The first step is super simple: just find the video you want to download, tap the three-dots button in the bottom left, and choose "Copy Link." Open your browser and paste the link to open the Reel in your browser.

2. Open Kapwing Studio

Head over to Kapwing.com in your browser and select "Start Editing." Kapwing is an online video downloader and video editor, and no watermark will be added to the video later if you make a free Kapwing account.

This step can't get easier: paste the link you copied and give the video a few seconds to upload. It should look like this:

If you want to make any edits, like creating a Duet video, adding text, or replacing the music, you can use the project editing options in the top toolbar of the Studio.  

4. Export & download

Once your Reels video is uploaded to the Studio, tap "Export Video" and give Kapwing a few seconds to process the file – since Reels can only be 15 seconds or less, you shouldn't have to wait long. Tap "Download" and your video will be saved. If you're using an iPhone, there's a few extra steps to get the video to your Camera Roll – tap the arrow in the top right corner and click your video, then tap the icon in the bottom left corner, scroll through the options, and choose "Save Video".

Remember to tag us @KapwingApp whenever you share your content on social media– we love to support all our creators! And be sure to subscribe to the Kapwing Resources page – we’re constantly writing new tutorial and features to help you make the most out of Kapwing.


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