How to Automatically Save Instagram Stories To Camera Roll/Gallery

With over a 300 million people using Instagram Stories there’s a lot of exciting content uploaded to Stories every single day. As you all know stories expire after 24 hours but at times, you would like to keep the photos or videos added to your stories as an archive for future reference. There’s an option to download the story manually on your phone after it’s added but if you forget to do so the stories are gone for good. To prevent you from that, Instagram also gives an option to automatically save Instagram stories to Camera Roll/Gallery. Read on to get the steps to enable it.

Even while uploading story from Gallery or Camera Roll you would still like to download the story because the edited photo/video might have the filters/text/hashtags/location that Instagram Camera offers. So, let’s go ahead and look at the method.

Automatically Save Instagram Stories To Camera Roll/Gallery

The screenshots used in this tutorial are from the iPhone app but there isn’t much of a difference for Android.

1. Open the Instagram app and go to your profile by tapping on the profile icon at the bottom right.

Automatically save Instagram Stories to Camera Roll or Gallery

2. Next tap on the gear icon(iOS) or 3 dots(Android) at the top right corner to go to the Settings.

3. Now, select Story Settings in Account section.

4. In Story Settings, toggle Save to Camera Roll(iOS) or Save Shared Photos and Videos(Android) switch to ON.

automatically Save photos or videos to your phone when adding them to your stories

That’s all there’s to it! The next time when you add photos/videos to your story, they will be automatically saved to your phone’s Gallery or Camera Roll.

It is possible to disable automatic downloading of stories using the same steps and toggle the Save to Camera Roll switch to OFF.

You can go ahead and enable this setting so you don’t have to bother about saving the stories manually later. Don’t forget to share this article on social media to let other Instagrammers know about this option.

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