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How to Download Instagram Highlights in 2 Ways

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Sep 13, 2021• Proven solutions

After stories, Instagram has introduced Highlights. Nothing fancy, just our stories that are permanently glued to our profiles, forever! Unless you go the extra mile to delete them. Highlights appear right below our bio in cute little circles that are, in fact, folders. And you can now download Instagram highlights too!

Wish to save your favorite stories for unlimited views anytime and every time? Want people to see your beauty or talent even before they approach you? Make use of Instagram Highlights to make your profile visually appealing and introduce yourself or your brand. Take this chance to attract followers by showcasing your best features. Use IG Highlights as bait and go for the kill. Not literally, of course.

Are you learning new recipes? Follow and download Instagram highlights of your favorite chefs to master their skills.

Here are two easy ways to do just that.

Method 1: Download Instagram Highlights Online

StorySaver is a free online website to grant your wish to save as many IG Highlights from any account. It is the bread to your butter. Lets you download Instagram highlights and save them on your PC or phone. Making it possible to re-live the memories you cherish. And yeah, you can now secretly save Gym Highlights of your crush and drool. Don't be shy; it's not a crime.

Believe it or not, StorySaver only takes a few precious seconds of your life. It downloads Instagram Highlights anonymously so you can stop worrying about people discovering about your crush. Excited yet? Besides, it doesn't even require any boring registrations or costly purchasing.

How to save Instagram Highlights? Dive in and follow these three easy steps:

1. Open StorySaver and the Instagram account from which you want to save the Highlights. Copy the username.

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2. Paste the username into the dialogue box on StorySaver.

copy highlight username

3. Select the current story or the specific Highlight/s you are crushing over.

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4. Click 'Save As' and the video/photo will be downloaded to your phone/PC. As easy as that.

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Method 2: Download Instagram Highlights Using Stories Archive

Stories Archive is a library of all the stories ever uploaded. However, the stories disappear after 24-hours, but not without a trace. They can still be accessed from 'Stories Archive.' However, don't forget to activate this option to save all published stories automatically. Download Instagram Highlights from 'Stories Archive' and take a free trip down memory lane.

Stories Archive is a rich library full of the oldest to latest stories. It is convenient and quick but especially for mobile users. Grab your phone and save Instagram highlights in 4 simple steps. Don't believe it? Scroll further and see for yourself.

1. Open Instagram and open a profile. Tap the Archive icon on the profile page.

tap archive button

2. The Archive library will pop open. Finding a specific story can be like looking for a needle in the haystack. But, luckily, the stories are arranged date wise.

find story highlight

3. Click the story you wish to save and tap the three dots in the bottom left corner.

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4. Then click on 'Save photo/video' to download it on your phone instantly.

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Bonus Tip 1: How to Create an Instagram Highlight

If you haven't created an Instagram Highlight yet, hop on, and make one. There are two easy ways to pin your favorite story to your profile:

Current story- To add your latest story

  • Click the story currently uploaded, tap 'Highlight.'
  • Click on the plus sign to make a new Highlight and select a catchy name to compel followers into opening the Highlights.
  • Once you tap 'Add,' the story will be pinned to your profile as a Highlight.

Archive Stories- If you wish to add an older story to your Highlights

  • Go to your profile and under 'Story Highlights' tap the plus icon.

tap story highlights button

  • Choose a story/stories to create a highlight and click 'Next.'

create new instagram highlight

  • Enter Highlight name and 'Edit Cover' by choosing a story.

edit instagram highlight cover

  • Tap 'Done', and add your own Instagram highlight.

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  • Add animated texts or subtitles.


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In conclusion, we discussed everything there is to know about Instagram Highlights. Now you know how to download Instagram Highlights and watch anything and everything anyone uploaded as a Highlight. And that too anonymously. Exciting, right?

Create and edit videos through Wondershare Filmora and add to Highlights. You're a pro by now. Use that wisely to build your fan-following and take over the world or at least your city for starters. Instagrammers, are you ready to rock!?

Let us know if our efforts were of any help—comment below with your feedback. We would love to hear from our readers.

Go on, craft, or download Instagram highlights and enjoy. Good luck, Instagrammers!

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Shanoon Cox
Shanoon Cox is a writer and a lover of all things video.