How to pause, rewind, and download Instagram videos

There are so many videos and clips that we find on Instagram and may want to download them and watch later, or may have divided attention and decide to pause the video to continue afterward without any further distractions.

Sometimes we may just want to rewind it to feel a particular moment, to catch something we missed before.

We have all been there, stuck with an Instagram video that could be data consuming, we want to watch it over and over again but we do not know how to. Here in this article, we will be sharing different ways to pause, rewind, and download videos on Instagram.

Is It Possible to Pause, Rewind, and Download an Instagram Video

How to pause, rewind, and download Instagram videos

How to pause, rewind, and download Instagram videos

Well, the techniques, to pause, rewind, and download Instagram videos are usually difficult to come by, hence they are not very handy when we need them while watching videos on Instagram.

Notwithstanding, it is possible to pause a video, rewind a video, and download a video, all on Instagram. However, there are a few factors necessary to be considered for the efficacy of carrying out any of these techniques on any Instagram video.

Here is a list of what you should know before trying to pause, rewind, and download an Instagram video:

 

 

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  1. Device in use
  2. Have an Instagram application
  3. Active data bundle
  4. Device storage space

Video Post Type

The video post type is a determinant factor of pausing, rewinding, or downloading an Instagram video. There are different types of video posts on Instagram;

the Instagram TV post (IGTV) which exceeds sixty seconds and can last for twenty minutes and above, Instagram reels which also exceeds sixty seconds, and the usual Instagram post which lasts for only sixty seconds.

So it is always important to know which post type or category an Instagram video belongs to before proceeding to pause, rewind, or download the video on Instagram.

Device in Use

It is either you are accessing Instagram with your mobile phone, or your tab, or your PC. Either of the devices you choose to use determines what activities or techniques you can have access to on Instagram.

Different devices have different limitations so the next time you are looking or trying to pause a video, rewind a video, or download a video on Instagram consider the device in use, to avoid any form of futility in effort.

Have an Instagram Application

Sometimes, because of our storage space, we decide to visit apps through web pages rather than have them downloaded from our devices.

It is a good strategy that limits users from maximizing the features of an app. Consider downloading the Instagram application from your play store, or App store, before trying to pause a video, rewind a video, or download a video on Instagram.

Active Data Bundle

The rising cost of data makes it necessary for one to have a data budget. That’s hilarious right? But it is very important because an active data bundle is the chief access to the internet.

So before trying to download a video, pause a video, or rewind a video on Instagram, kindly consider the amount of data left in your active bundle, and decide if you need to subscribe or not.

More so, make sure to have a stable network in your environment, otherwise, consult your service provider.

Device Storage

Videos are downloaded based on-device storage space. Ensure to have enough storage space on your device especially when considering downloading an Instagram video.

How to Pause a Video on Instagram

Welcome to the point we have been waiting for. To pause a video on Instagram, you must consider the video post type because the techniques differ for different posts.

For the Instagram TV (IGTV)

First, click on the video,

While the video is in progress, click on the “watch more on IGTV” button,

If you clicked immediately, the video will begin exactly where it stopped on the Instagram home page, otherwise, it will start all over.

To pause the video, tap your screen, then look for the pause icon on the left side of the bottom part of the screen.

This is more achievable using a mobile phone.

For the Reels

First, click on the video,

While the video is in progress, click on the “watch more on REELS” button,

If you clicked immediately, the video will begin exactly where it stopped on the Instagram home page, otherwise, it will start all over.

To pause the video, tap your screen, then look for the pause icon on the left side of the bottom part of the screen.

This is more achievable using a mobile phone.

For the usual Instagram posts

This is quite difficult because the only buttons available are the like, the comment, and the volume buttons, which can not be used to pause a video.

Notwithstanding, a little trick could be used to pause an Instagram video in this category.

Three options are available in this category.

  1. Minimize the video
  2. Scroll up past the video
  3. Turn off mobile data

Minimizing the video automatically puts the video on hold, so once you return to the page, the video resumes from the point it was paused. Sadly, if the video is not restored with ten to fifteen minutes of minimizing, you may have to start all over.

Scrolling up past a video pauses the video for a while. Once you scroll back, the video continues. Refreshing the home page at this level will not only have the video start all over, but could also take it further down.

Turning off the mobile data does the trick sometimes. Once you turn off your data, you get restricted from getting further info. Sometimes this doesn’t work immediately because the already loaded video will play until there is a need for more content to load.

How to Rewind a Video on Instagram

While trying to rewinding the Instagram video, you need to also remember that this is determined by the type of video post.

For the Instagram TV (IGTV)

First, click on the video,

While the video is in progress, click on the “watch more on IGTV” button,

If you clicked immediately, the video will begin exactly where it stopped on the Instagram home page, otherwise, it will start all over.

To rewind the video, tap your screen, then drag the timeline icon to the desired time.

This is more achievable using a mobile phone.

For the reels/Live story

Go to the homepage of the Instagram app,

Then click on the replay icon of the Live Story, the story of the live video starts playing.

Quickly tap and hold on the screen and drag it to the left side to rewind until you get to the point you want to rewatch.

At this point, you should release the timeline and take your finger off the screen and the video starts playing.

For the usual Instagram posts

Sadly there is no means of rewinding an Instagram video in this category, so you just have to watch to the end, and rewatch more attentively.

But you must remember that rewinding videos on Instagram could be data-consuming.

How to Download an Instagram Video

Downloading an Instagram video is not a very easy feat because there is no icon or download column on Instagram, but one can save videos to collection on Instagram and rewatch any time.

Fortunately, you can download an Instagram video by visiting ‘Instagram downloader, or w3toys’ website on your browser.

Download Instagram video using Instagram Downloader

Below is one way to download videos on Instagram:

Copy the URL link of the video you want to download on Instagram,

Then load the ‘Instagram downloader’ page on your browser,

Paste the Instagram URL link of the video you want to download in the ‘Text-Box’,

Then click ‘Download Button’ for Instant download.

Download links of videos will appear on the same page.

Click on the “Download” to save the video on your device.

Download Instagram videos using w3toys

You can also download Instagram photos and videos on w3toys.

Here’s what to do:

Visit w3toys, then

Go to instagram.com

Search the Instagram video that you want to download.

Copy the URL of the Instagram video you want to download

Paste the Instagram copied URL link on w3toys textbox

Then click on the “Download” button.

Your video begins to download while your data pays the price.

All of these methods are applicable to both mobile phones and laptops.

Screen Recorder

The screen recorder is one of the most useful features of any mobile phone and most importantly, it can be used to save Instagram videos to the phone gallery.

Here’s how to save Instagram videos using a screen recorder on Apple phones.

Launch the Instagram app,

Go to the video you want to save or download,

Then swipe up and tap the screen recorder icon

Swipe down and click on the video to play

The screen record begins, recording everything on your screen including incoming messages

Once you are done recording the video, swipe up and click on the screen recorder icon to stop.

You have your video saved, and you can edit the video before posting as well.

This could also work for an Android phone, you just need to visit play store and download a screen recorder.

Why You Should Not Download Videos on Instagram

While we are excited about downloading videos on Instagram, you might want to consider a few things before downloading videos on Instagram.

Here’s what you should consider:

The first is Data consumption

The second is phone/Device storage

Data consumption

This is the first thing you should think of before reaching a decision to download a video on Instagram; because before deciding to download an Instagram video, you must have loaded and watched the video which takes a chunk out of the data. Then downloading processes get a piece of the data as well.

Sometimes the video could be short or long, whichever the case may be, double data is spent in the processes of watching and downloading Instagram videos.

Phone/Device Storage

This is another reason you should have a rethink of downloading Instagram videos.

While loading or watching a video on your device, some kilobytes automatically get stored on your device’s internal storage which occupies space.

Now downloading a video accumulates more kilobytes to the storage during the downloading process, and also consumes more storage space while being saved.

Why You Should Download Videos on Instagram

It is true that data consumption and phone or device storage are in fact strong reasons to not download videos on Instagram, there is however a few reasons to pay the ultimate price of data, and sacrifice the device or phone storage for Instagram videos.

Here is a few reasons:

Privatization

Data conservation

Privatization

Downloading an Instagram video personalizes and privatizes the Instagram video for you and gives you full control of the video.

This implies you get to watch a video just when you want it, whether the post gets deleted or not, you already have the content, and you do with it as you please.

More so, you get to pause, play, rewind, and also fast forward the video to the desired time or exact spot when you want because it’s saved in your device and you have full control.

Data conservation

While this might sound hilarious, downloading videos can conserve active data bundles. This is because it grants you access to watch content offline. So you are at the liberty of time, and data.

You could watch the video per second and not fear for your data because the data has been used just during the downloading.

Sometimes, refusing to download a video you find interesting could be a “penny wise palm foolish” act and you wouldn’t know until you watch a particular video over and over again on Instagram using exhaustible data.

Conclusion

Trying to download, rewind, or pause videos on Instagram could be a hard nut to crack, but our easy do-it-yourself steps will always be your nutcracker every step on the way.

However, keep in mind that your device storage suffers your gain of loading and downloading videos on Instagram, while your active data bundle pays the ultimate price to ensure you pause, rewind, and download Instagram videos when you want.

Instagram has not given you access but now you have the control buttons so be glad!

 

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