Millions of people have uploaded billions of photos on one of the most popular photos sharing app Instagram. One can like, comment & bookmark the photo, so that you can revisit later. But there is no option to download photos & videos in the website. There are tons of apps and website on the internet to download instagram videos and photos from any Instagram profile, but the major problem with them is they are complicated for the non-techy ones.
One other major problem with them is that they do not provide one site for each problem, for example: one site can download only photos while other can download only videos. There are very few sites that let you download display pictures (DP) of any Instagram public or Private profile.
As you know, these days Instagram allows you to upload up to 10 photos & videos in a single post, known as carousel.
There are no app or website on the Internet which allows you to download all of them in a single place. You have to remember one site for photo downloading, other for video downloading, while third one for DP downloading.
Today, in this article, I am going to tell you a method with which you can download any instagram content without remembering any website. Yes, you heard it right. You do not have to remember any site to download Instagram videos, Photos or DP.
Steps to download Instagram videos, photos or DP in PC:
Downloading any media from Instagram is a 3 step process:
- In first step, you have to open any instagram post which you want to download on PC. The post may be Photo or Video or both, but the post must not be of private profile.
If you want to download Display Picture of any user you can open their profile. For DP, it doesn’t matter whether the profile is public or private.
Now in the URL bar (where you enter website name) you can see something like this:
First URL is the photo of Selena Gomez in her official account, and second URL is her account itself.
- Now, to download that photo or video from Instagram, you just have to add the letter “q” before the URL. For example:
Since, I have added “q” before that profile URL, it will download the DP of the Selena Gomez. If you will add “q” before any post URL, it will download
- After adding “q” in the URL, press enter. You will be redirected to socialdown.com where you will see something like this:
You can see the that profile link has already been entered in the form, you just have to click on download button on the right. Then you will be sent to download page.
In this way you can download any instagram content without remembering any site. You only have to remember the letter “Q” which is to be placed in the beginning of the URL (after www. and before instagram.com)
The story doesn’t end here, if you want view that media to be downloaded on mobile, just click on Download on mobile button.
A QR code will be generated for you to be scanned in the mobile. Like this:
After scanning this QR code in the mobile, a link will pop up to open the downloadable content in mobile.
Steps to download Instagram videos, photos or DP in mobile:
To download from Instagram in mobile phone, follow the same steps as you have done in PC.
- Copy profile URL by clicking on the 3 dots in right hand side of the image/video (as shown in image)
- Paste the link in any browser and add the letter “q” before the URL, press enter.
- Now, click on download button on the page.
Does this trick work only for Instagram?
No, this “q” letter trick also work for soundcloud and twitter. You can use the same steps to download any music from soundcloud.com and any video from twitter.
Suppose you want to download the song Baby (by Justin Bieber) from soundcloud. Here is the link of the song:
Add the letter “q” before soundcloud.com in the URL
Similarly, if you want to download any video from twitter, add the letter “q’ before the twitter.com in the URL.
Change it to
You will get 3 variants of videos each with different quality for downloading. As shown in the image below:
Using this “q” letter trick, you don’t have to remember any site or have to search on google for instagram downloading websites. All types of contents (including photos, videos and DP) can be downloaded in a single place without any copy pasting required. Along with instagram, same trick works for soundcloud audios and twitter videos.