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How To Save Instagram Live Videos

The Instagram Live Videos are a great new feature of the image app. Since the Instagram update to version 10.0 you can take videos, which can be up to 60min long. This way you can give your followers a great insight of your daily life. The videos however can only be watched as Instagram Live Stories and disappear after 24 hours, but you can still save them fo yourself.

How to save Instagram Live Videos after posting

Instagram → Swipe right to video options → Settings → activate Saving toggles

Recently Instagram provided a couple of new options for saving and archiving videos and images. If you want to save your Instagram live videos after posting them, you just need to adjust the settings accordingly.
Open Instagram on your iPhone and swipe right to the video settings. There you find a Settings icon in the upper left corner. Tap the Settings icon and scroll down to “Saving” and activate the toggles next to “Save to archive” and “Save to camera roll”, if you also want the videos on your iPhone.

Instead of a Live video you could also use Boomerang to create moving images. Check out how to create a boomerang.

Save Instagram Live Stories on your Mac

If you want to save your Instagram Live Story, you will need your iPhone, a USB chord and a Mac.
Open the Quicktime Player on your Mac and choose “Start New Video” under the menu item “Clipboard“. The Mac will now turn on the webcam. In order to save the Instagram Live Story, you will have to set up the iPhone as image and audio source. You can change the input source next to the recording button.

Now open Instagram on your iPhone and choose “Live” at the bottom of the screen. Click the recording button in the Quicktime Player and start your Instagram Live Video. Once you have finished recording, save the video on your Mac.

The only inconvenience is that you cannot avoid the barrier, when you are outside, because you always need the Mac to save a live video from Instagram. It is handy especially for blogger and YouTuber, who take their videos at home and share videos on many platforms.