Download Instagram videos on your Mac using the Safari browser.

  1. Inspect Element
  2. Select Sources
  3. Select By Type
  4. Select Other
  5. Select mp4 file

If you are using Catalina, Click on Copy Link worked best for me.

Execute the following curl command. Replace the PASTE HERE portion below with the contents from Copy Link. Change your-file-name.mp4 to whatever you like.

curl 'PASTE HERE' --output your-file-name.mp4

If you are using Big Sur, Click on Copy as cURL worked fine for me.

Paste your link and append --output your-file-name.mp4

Check out instalooter for more advanced options.