The Instagram app does not provide a native option to download voice messages. However, we have a fairly easy solution in both the Instagram application and the web version. Let’s see how.
1. Download the voice messages in the Instagram application
If you own an Android device from Samsung, LG, or OnePlus, you already get a built-in screen recorder, which also records audio. Alternatively, if your phone doesn’t have a built-in screen recorder, you can download a third party AZ screen recorder from Google Play Store. In this case, I will show you the steps on Google Pixel 3 with Android 11. f
First, open the screenshot settings and enable system sound recording. This will disable the external microphone and record all system sounds.
Now, just log in or open your Instagram account and switch to direct message. Now before hitting play, open the screen recorder and start recording screen. After you have finished listening to all the audio, stop the recording. That’s it, now you can play it on your local storage at any time and share it with friends.
There is a possibility that you want to convert the video file to audio. Don’t worry, you can also convert audio instantly. Just download a video to audio converter application and convert the file to mp3.
2. Download Voicemail on Instagram on the Web
I’m sure most of you use Instagram for mobile devices. However, if you are someone like me who takes advantage of PC scheduling and posting, this method will likely help you download and listen to your voice messages on Instagram. Unlike the first method, you don’t have to record anything, nor are there any problems converting it to mp3. For this method, we will use a browser extension, Instagram Voice Downloader that allows you to download voice messages with a single click. Let’s see how to do it.
First of all, open the Chrome browser and search for Instagram Voice Downloader on Google. You can also search for the extension in the Chrome virtual store.
To add the extension to your browser, tap the Add to Chrome button at the top right of the extension page. Wait a moment and let the extension download and install automatically.
Once it has been successfully installed, you can find the icon at the top right of the browser. You can also right-click to open the extension window and uninstall it, in case you no longer need it.
Now open Instagram web and enter your details to log in. Once you are logged in, switch to the chat you want to download voice messages from. You will notice a black download sign under each recording. Touch it to download any specific voicemail. You can do this for any chat on Instagram.
Note that you may need to play the recording once or refresh the page if you don’t get the download option in the chatbox.
After tapping the download button. The audio will open in a new tab. Select the three vertical dots sign and click download. That’s it. You can now find the file in the download prompt at the bottom or download it to your local hard drive.
Get Instagram Voice Downloader at Chrome
So these were two easy methods on mobile and PC to help you save voice messages on Instagram. Honestly, I wait a week or so, if it is not very urgent, and then I download all the voice messages at once using my PC. In this way, I can skip converting to mp3 every time I use the phone. But of course you can choose the method that is the most convenient for you. As of now, we have to settle for these solutions, but I hope Instagram will present a native option for this. Until then, I hope you have a great time talking.
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