The world of social media is definitely beautiful in some respects, such as those related to sharing, posting photos of fantastic views, for example, making all our contacts live the visual experience, or better still call them followers. And just when we come across a beautiful photo we want to use it, perhaps as a background for our mobile phone or simply to share with other people, but if Facebook from this point of view does not create any obstacles, thus allowing the saving of the chosen photo , the social Instagram does not give this possibility.
Many have therefore worked hard to take a screenshot, but going beyond the fact that the result in terms of quality is not the best, it should also be added that to get a decent photo, it is then necessary to cut out the portions of the screenshot that serve. The friends of Gizchina.it, have tried to find a more immediate solution to this "problem", a specific solution for Xiaomi smartphones and / or in any case equipped with MIUI ROM, using a function integrated in the software that responds to the name of Taplus.
Taplus, for the uninitiated, is a sort of "Chinese" alternative created by Xiaomi, against Google Lens, allowing us to analyze images that can redirect us to purchase links, or to extrapolate the text etc .. This solution, however, although ingenious, it is not present on many Xiaomi devices, as well as Redmi, POCO etc .. therefore the colleagues of the technology blog, shared the link to download the Taplus apk to install on the various smartphones not natively equipped with this feature.
How to download photos from Instagram on all Xiaomi smartphones (but not only)
Despite this, some are unable to use the function, but never mind because you have to know (and someone surely already knows) that there is a much simpler and more immediate method, which however does not use external apks, which in the end we would use exclusively for saving photos from Instagram. The solution comes, once again from Telegram, the messaging app intended to remove the queen scepter from Whatsapp, especially in this period in which Whatsapp has been in the spotlight, in a negative way, for the controversies related to the privacy theme.
The most beautiful thing, then, is that the method that I will now go to list is functional on all smartphones, both Android and iOS and I would also put the now defunct Windows Phone in it, in short, it works everywhere, even from PC as long as you have Telegram installed on the device. I also add that the method is also functional with Telegram variants such as Plus etc ..
What you will need to do to save a photo from an Instagram profile is to follow the following steps:
- Once you have chosen the photo you want to save from Instagram, click on the 3 dots at the top right;
- Choose the item Copy link;
- Now go to Telegram in any chat, but it would be preferable to select your private one, called Saved messages;
- Now in the text field, paste the link you copied, relating to the Instagram photo and send the message;
- In addition to the link, you will also see the preview image of the photo;
- Click on it and in the screen that appears click on the 3 dots at the top right;
- Now you have the choice Save to gallery: click on it;
- At this point you will have the photo saved in the memory of your smartphone, ready for use, without having to resort to appropriate cuts and clippings.
Well, a definitely much easier method and affordable for everyone and for all smartphones, without having to resort to external APKs or anything else. And you, did you already know this trick? Well if the answer is no, I'm glad I opened your eyes. I, on the other hand, thank my friends and colleagues from Gizchina.it for giving me the inspiration for this article.