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Instagram Download Button

Add the download button and the open button to download or open profile picture and media in the posts, stories, and highlights in Instagram

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Instagram Download Button

Github, Greasy Fork , OpenUserJS

In the future, I will focus on fixing the bugs that happen in my environment if I have the free time

Thank you all like this script. Before the beginning of this year, I devoted significant effort to ensuring its compatibility with the most recent versions of the Instagram webpage. However, Instagram frequently modifies its front-end and distributes distinct versions of the web across various regions. It's challenging to reproduce the bug and debug it on my end. Additionally, I'm focusing on my full-time job. Therefore, as the title suggests, I will focus on fixing the bugs that I encounter if I have the free time.


This repository is a JavaScript for Greasemonkey/Tampermonkey. This script will add a download button and open button to your Instagram and you can download or open profile pictures, media in the posts, stories, and highlights by one click.

The newer versions code only do some simple tests on Chrome. So if you have any problem, please feel free to contact me in English or Chinese and attach the detail information such as your runtime environment, IG post url, etc.

Note: This script only tests on Chrome , Edge, and Firefox with Tampermonkey on Windows 10 1903 64-bit.


  • Some user feedback that account be logged out when this script is enabled, please disable this script if you meet a similar issue.
  • There is some feedback provided by users that Instagram will block your account for a few hours (maybe longer) if you download too much media in a short time. So please mind the download number.
  • Doesn't support reels page (i.e.,


  • Not work in independent post (
  • Not work in multiple highlights page (independent highlights page is okay)
  • Sometimes may not work on the main feed
  • May be loged out when this script enabled
  • May break the layout
  • May not work on in private account post due to no share button
  • May not work with saved posts
  • May get lower resolution media

About the new url fetch method

Around May 2022, Instagram modified the web page so that some media could not be downloaded (especially Reels). From this script version 1.13, a new method of fetching media url has been added and is enabled by default (not yet applied to Story). This new method can obtain full resolution pictures (to be verified) and all media can be downloaded at present, but the disadvantage is that the speed of fetching URLs is slow (download speed has no effect) and may have some bugs. You can set disableNewUrlFetchMethod to true if you don't want to use the new method. Or you can set prefetchAndAttachLink to true in order to prefetch the URL info.


This script can be configured by modifying the following constant variables in the head of this script.

  • disableNewUrlFetchMethod : boolean, disable new url fetch method which uses info API
  • prefetchAndAttachLink : boolean, attach the link into the button elements if true
  • hoverToFetchAndAttachLink : boolean, fetch and add link when hover the button
  • postFilenameTemplate : string, naming rule for media downloading in the post
  • storyFilenameTemplate : string, naming rule for media downloading in the story
  • replaceJpegWithJpg : boolean, replace .jpeg with .jpg if true

Naming Template

  • %id% : the poster id
  • %datetime% : the media upload time, see next section for the datatime format
  • %medianame% : the original media file name
  • %postId% : the post id
  • %mediaIndex% : the media index in multiple-media posts
  • %ext% : the file extension of media

Datetime Template

  • %y% : year (4 digits)
  • %m% : month (01-12)
  • %d% : day (01-31)
  • %H% : hour (00-23)
  • %M% : min (00-59)
  • %S% : sec (00-59)

Shortcut Keys (May not work in newer versions)

  • Alt + i : Open the media in the new tab
  • Alt + k : Download the media
  • Alt + j : Next media in the multiple media post
  • Alt + l : Previous media in the multiple media post

The shortcut keys do not work on the Instagram main page currently

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