The problem with stories is they disappear within 24 hours automatically. Therefore, once you see a story, you need to act fast.
Other than that, while there are many apps, software, and websites helping download Instagram photos, downloading Instagram stories is a bit more challenging, but not impossible.
All in all, here are the step-by-step instructions to get the job done.
Locate the story you want to download
First, you’ll need to find the story you want to download. Go to the respective user’s profile and click on their profile picture.
If the picture is clickable, it means there’s at least one story there. If it’s got a red ring around it, it’s new. Otherwise, you’ve seen it before.
All in all, stories will only be visible for a few seconds, so you need to move fast.
Look on the top right corner, and you'll find two buttons. One of them is the letter X, which will close the story. The other one consists of three dots. Click on the dots.
A new pop up window will open up with more menus. Click on the copy link, and the link will be copied to clipboard.
If the story is too short and you’ve missed it, simply click again on it and retry.
Find a program to download Instagram stories
The good news is there are quite a few options out there to download Instagram story anonymously.
Now, some of them require an installation, just like most applications for Linux. While risks are low, it’s mainly a waste of time. You won’t find such programs in official libraries, so you’ll need to use external sources. Bottom line, you need to be quite technical.
Instead, stick to Instagram story downloader’s that do it online. Basically, such websites will require a link and will then give you a few different options to download the story on your device.
How to download Instagram stories
Assuming you’ve found a website to help you download Instagram stories, you’ll usually find a slot where you can paste the story link you copied before.
Simply right click on the slot and paste the link or press CTRL+V in the slot. Once the link is in, click the button to convert or download.
The conversion process is usually a matter of seconds.
Now, different websites work in different ways. Some of them will give you one option to download; some others will give you more.
Ideally, you should have two options:
- MP4 format stores both audio and video. This is the most common solution when downloading Instagram stories because both the video and the actual audio are captured. It’s a full result.
- MP3 format only stores audio. While many websites offer this format as well, the truth is most people download Instagram stories for the actual video, rather than the audio.
Download the file
No matter which format you choose (in case you're given more options), you'll have a download button for each of them.
Press the download button, and depending on the browser you use, your download will start automatically to a default folder, or you'll have to choose where it goes.
At this point, the type of Linux you use is not really relevant. Instead, the browser you use makes the difference.
Requirements to download Instagram stories
The good news is it makes no difference what you use to download Instagram stories. The Linux variant is irrelevant too. It could be Ubuntu, Debian, or any other type. The browser can be just as varied, from Opera and Firefox to Brave and Chrome.
You only need two things:
- A browser, regardless of the type
- An Internet connection
If it wasn’t obvious already, the account you try to capture stories from must be set to public and not private.
Even if the account is private and you have permission to follow it, you won't be able to download stories because the portal you use doesn't have access to it.
Bottom line, downloading Instagram stories is not as difficult as it seems. There are a few simple steps to go through and less than a minute of your time.