The Direct Message feature of Instagram allows you to send and receive messages directly from the users. In addition to simple texts, Instagram also allows you to send pictures, videos, and stickers as a Direct Message.
A messaging application like WhatsApp automatically downloads and saves the image to your device when you open it once. However, this is not the case for Instagram Direct Message.
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Can you Save Pictures From Instagram Direct Message
Yes, you can easily save pictures sent by users in the direct message of Instagram.
Though Instagram doesn’t automatically save the images to your device even after you view them, you can still save them to your device. But the catch is, you have to get it done manually for each picture you would wish to save.
Here is how you can actually do that and save the pictures from Instagram DM.
How to Download Pictures from DM on Instagram App
The steps are similar for both iPhone and Android. Follow these steps to save the picture from your Instagram DM to your Phone.
Step 1: Open the Instagram Application on your mobile.
Step 2: Go the Instagram’s Direct Message by tapping on the Messaging icon on the top right corner.
Step 3: Open the chat of the user who has sent you the picture (you can also save the picture you’ve sent).
Step 4: Long Press on the Picture that you want to save.
Step 5: From the available options, select More by tapping on it.
Step 6: Tap on Save to save the picture to your device.
The picture would now be saved to your phone’s photo application (Gallery). You can access them whenever you want.
Repeat the same process for other pictures that you want to save.
How to Save Pictures from Instagram DM On PC (Website)
The steps to download pictures from DM on Instagram from a website vary slightly from that of the Instagram Application.
Step 1: Log on to instagram.com from a web browser on your PC / Laptop. Log in to your Account if not already done.
Step 2: Click on the Messaging Icon top of your screen.
Step 3: Open the chat which has the picture you wish to download. Click on the chat to open.
Step 4: Drag your cursor to the picture to be downloaded and Right Click on the mouse.
Step 5: From the menu select, Save As, and choose the folder where you want to save the picture.
Step 6: Rename the file if you want and click the Save Button to download the picture on your PC / Laptop.
The steps are simple and easy, and in this way, you can easily download the pictures to the desired folder on your device.
You have to repeat these steps every time you want to save or download a picture from the Instagram DM.