How to Edit Photos in Instagram and save in gallery without sharing or posting online

Instagram is one of the largest social media platform on the internet with millions of photos and videos being shared everyday, it is surely due to the fact that the app has some pretty interesting filters which let you edit your photos to look the best. Many users have asked me how to edit photos on Instagram and save it in your gallery without having to Share it on Instagram.

As there are a lot of interesting filters you would wish to edit your photos to share elsewhere or put it up as a profile picture for your WhatsApp, here is an easy way to do it. Follow the steps mentioned below to Edit photos on Instagram and save it to your Gallery without sharing. Instagram has one of the easiest User interfaces to edit and share photos and videos  – just take or upload a picture and select form the filters available and you are done.

Steps to Edit Photos on Instagram and Save it to your Gallery without sharing:

Note: You need to first turn on “Save Original photos” option to enable saving of edited photos to your gallery which is turned Off by default.

Step 1: Make sure to Turn off Mobile Data and WiFi (or set it on Airplane Mode) on your smartphone, now Launch Instagram Application on your device.

Step 2: Now tap on the profile icon on the lower right corner of the screen. In the profile page, tap on the three dot icon on the top right corner of the screen.

Step 3: In the Options page, scroll down to see – “Save Original photos” tap on the right side slider bar to turn it (turns blue).

Step 4: Now go back to your Instagram Home page and tap on the “Plus” icon in the  options given at the bottom of the screen. You will be given the options – Gallery, Photo and Video. Tap on Gallery to choose from already existing photos in your phone storage, Photo to capture a new photo and Video to capture a new video to edit it.

Step 5: Go ahead with the editing by adding filters, changing the saturation, contrast etc.

How to Edit photos in Instagram without posting online

Step 6: Now tap on “Next” at the top right corner of the screen (make sure that your device is still in airplane mode or mobile data and wifi are turned off).

Step 7: Tap on “Share” this will take you to the Instagram Homepage and you will be seeing a message – “We’ll try again once there’s a better connection or Will Auto-Post When Possible”. Now your edited photo or video will be saved in your phone gallery.  Tap on the “X” mark beside the message and click on “Remove” to prevent the photo from being posted when you turn on mobile data or wifi connection.

You are done, you can check the photo from your Gallery and do whatever you wish to do with it. Do share with us if you find any other method in which you can edit photos without posting them.

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