(CTN News) – In June, Instagram introduced the option to download publicly accessible Reels, but it was only accessible to mobile users in the US.
However, Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri has now revealed on his broadcast channel that the feature will be available to all users worldwide.
This means that anyone on the app can now download public Reels to their devices, rather than just saving them for later viewing. To do so, they can tap on the Share button and initiate the download from there.
According to TechCrunch, Mosseri clarified in his live stream that Reels downloaded from Instagram will bear the platform’s watermark along with the account’s username, just like TikTok videos.
Furthermore, Reels will only retain their music if it feature original tracks,
Instagram will remove any licensed music used as background.
The video downloading feature of TikTok serves as a magnet for more users to join the app, as it provides creators and reporters with a convenient means to share their clips across various platforms.
Individuals who are not yet on TikTok may be enticed to register if they come across creators they wish to follow or if they desire to view more content of the same genre.
Instagram may be considering adopting a similar approach, although users will be able to stop their Reels from being downloaded.
To modify their download preferences, they must navigate to the Reels and Remix section within the Privacy settings and disable the option that says “Allow people to download your Reels.”