Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and similar platforms offer all their own video streaming services. But unlike YouTube, these services do not offer an optimal viewing experience. Finding a video that you saw yesterday at your feed becomes a boring task.
You may want to download your favorite videos from Instagram or Twitter. But not many iPhone apps let you do that. And the few options available are riddled with ads and pop-ups. Fortunately, there is a better way.
Using Apple's own automation program shortcuts, you can download videos from Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, as well as automate everyday tasks. It's pretty simple. Let me walk you through it.
What are shortcuts?
Shortcuts is a new iOS 1
For a routine task that requires four steps, you can use shortcuts to create a workflowperforming the task with just one press. For example, you can create a shortcut that takes two images, links them horizontally, resizes the resulting image, and converts it to JPEG format, all with a single touch.
The best part about shortcuts is that it lets you create your own shortcuts with ease. Think of these shortcuts as mini-apps.
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How to download videos from Instagram
To download videos from Instagram
download videos from Instagram, we use a shortcut called InstaSave. I walk you through the process of downloading and using a shortcut using the InstaSave shortcut. Download our InstaSave shortcut before continuing.
Once you have downloaded the shortcut app, start it and set it up. Now open the InstaSave shortcut link in your browser and press Get Shortcut . This opens the shortcut in the shortcut app. Again, press Get the shortcut button.
Now the shortcut InstaSave has been added to the Library section. (If you're curious about the steps in your shortcut, press the menu button to look at the list of actions.) Then open Instagram app and navigate to the video you want to download.
When you are there, press Menu button and select Share to . Then select shortcuts from the bottom row. If you do not see the Shortcuts option, press More and enable it.
From the list of available shortcuts, press InstaSave . In a few seconds, the shortcut will run through all the actions, and when it is finished, you will return to the video.
Now, when you open the Photos app and go to Camera Roll ] you will find the downloaded video at the bottom of the list. That's it – there's no need to download an app or pay for a shady service.
How to download stories from Instagram
The InstaSave shortcut also contains a feature where you can download Instagram Stories from the last 24 hours (by a public account) in bulk. First, open the Instagram account of that user and click Menu button. Then click Copy Profile Address .
Then open Shortcuts app and from the Library tab, click InstaSave . From the pop-up window, select Stories .
You will then see the download in the shortcut. Once done, you get a check mark in the box. All user stories (both pictures and videos) from the last 24 hours are now stored in Camera Roll .
How to download videos from Twitter
To download videos from Twitter, I want to use another shortcut called Twitter Video Downloader. The installation process for this shortcut is the same. Once created, open the Twitter app and find the video (this also works on the Twitter website).
Then press Share the button and select Share Tweet via . From the sharing sheet, press shortcuts and select Twitter Video Downloader .
You get to see the shortcut fleet for action. From the pop-up window, select the video quality you want: High Medium or Low . After the video downloads, you see a confirmation box. Find all downloaded videos in the device Camera Roll .
How to download videos from Facebook
Download Video is a just named shortcut that lets you download videos from Facebook and many other sites. However, the Facebook app is a bit different when it comes to sharing videos because it doesn't offer any opportunity to copy a link to the video or share it with another app.
To help you with this, download the download video shortcut Facebook videos with Safari browser (if that doesn't work for you, take a look at other methods for downloading Facebook videos).
Open Facebook.com in Safari or another browser. Log in if necessary and then navigate to the video you want to download. From the video page, press Share the button and select shortcuts . Then select Download Video .
In the next popup, select the video quality you want to download. When the video is downloaded, the shortcut opens the share sheet. From here, press Save Video to store it in the camera roll.
Automate Everyday iPhone Tasks Using Shortcuts
Hopefully you've just experienced the beauty of the shortcut app. Thanks to its versatility, it has created a download for you and integrated it directly with the Photos app. Only a few cranes ensure that any video you like is stored in your gallery.
And this is just one of many uses. You can use shortcuts to automate many areas of your life and create a variety of mini-apps that take care of boring everyday tasks. You can even download shortcuts other users have created.
The best way to get started with shortcuts is to automate everyday tasks. Use shortcuts to quickly configure multiple alarms, send predetermined messages, and even automate your night's routine.
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