YouTube will face competition with the Instagram’s IGTV which was launched officially. It is a new way to create YouTube-like channels that could host videos of greater duration within Instagram.
The recently rolled out feature of IGTV by Instagram could be downloaded from the Play Store or App store. Unlike YouTube, IGTV which in initial stage do not have an offline saving mode which gives YouTube edge over IGTV but it has the option to download videos.
The best part of IGTV is the extension of the limit of videos which has been exceeded to 60 minutes which was less earlier. The IGTV will exist within the main Instagram app and at the same time, a dedicated app for iOS and Android have been created by the company to host longer videos.
How to download IGTV videos
The IGTV videos could be downloaded on Android, iOS, PC, and Mac. After checking a number of apps available for downloading IGTV videos for Desktop PC we found IGTVLoader which offers an easy interface for the process and a web application to download videos on the desktop as well.
For Android phones and tablet
Here are the steps to download the videos by using Downloader for IGTV Android app to your smartphone –
- Download the Downloader for IGTV Android app.
- Open and allow when storage permission is asked.
- The Quick download for IGTV/ Insta feature will be enabled automatically
- Now Open Instagram or Open IGTV to access.
- Now select a video for downloading.
- Press the three-dot menu button at the bottom and copy the link.
- After the download is complete move back to IGTV Downloader and Tap on Saved Media to view videos.
- You will be able to view the videos and could send videos to share.
To download the videos on Desktop
- Repeat the first 6 steps.
- Visit a web app called IGTV Downloader and paste the link you just copied in the search bar and tap search.
- Click the Download Now button, and the video will download as an MP4 file which can be played on any device.
Here are few alternative apps
- ProSaver for Instagram & IGTV
- IGTV Videos Downloader
- IGTV Saver
- Video Downloader for IGTV Instagram – IGTV Save
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