How to Record Instagram Live on PC/Phone? (2024 Update)

When the instagrammer you follow shares a live broadcast, you can watch the live broadcast and interact with him/her in real-time. You can also record the live streaming video if you want to save and watch it offline. And to give help, this post shares four ways to record Instagram Live on different devices. If you are using Windows, this screen recorder can help you quickly get the job done as follows in the first part. Download the software here: hd-video-converter-pro.exe

Vita Vita | Updated on Mar 28, 2024

How to Screen Record Instagram Live on PC

How to Record Instagram Live Video on Mac

How to Record Live on Instagram on iPhone

How to Record Live Instagram Video on Android

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Screen Record Instagram Live?

Instagram Live lets you live stream or broadcast video to your followers in real-time. Similarly, you can view a live broadcast of someone you followed. Since Instagram offers app and web services, you can watch live streams on a computer or mobile phone without any issue. Then, recording Instagram Live on different devices needs different screen recorders. If you’re looking for a way to record an Instagram live broadcast on PC, Mac, iPhone, or Android, read the following to get a solution.

Must Read: The following guide is for legal personal fair use only. Do not record others’ live streaming videos for any commercial purpose.

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How to Screen Record Instagram Live on PC?

I recommend you can use WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro, an easy yet practical screen recorder for Windows. The software can record live broadcasts on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and other social platforms with sound. It will not show or send notifications when you screen record on Instagram Live. With the help of the software, you can capture any part of the screen in your preferred format and frame rate. The whole process is quite simple. Now, free downloadfree download the Instagram Live recorder and let’s start to record the Live on a PC.

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Tutorial: Instagram Live Screen Record on PC

Step 1. Select Recording Area

Go to a live on Instagram to be prepared. Run HD Video Converter Factory Pro and open the Recorder.

On the top side of the Screen Recorder, there are four recording modes, including part-screen, full-screen, game, and audio-only. If you want to record the entire screen of your computer, select the second mode. If you only need to only record the Instagram live video, click the first button and drag the cursor to select the recording region. Then, press OK to confirm the area.

Select Recording Region

Step 2. Modify Recording Settings

Then you can set the recording format, quality, and frame rate according to your preference. In most cases, we select MP4/High quality/30 FPS to record an MP4 file with good video quality.

In case the Instagram Live screen record without sound, check the Desktop audio source to record sound from the live streaming video.

Click the triangle button at the bottom to specify an output path for the recorded video file.

Change Related Settings

Step 3. Start Recording

All set. Now, click the red REC button to start recording live on Instagram (after the five-second countdown). Once done, press the stop icon or the hotkeys Ctrl + F1 to end the recording. The video file will be saved in the folder you set before.

Begin Instagram Live Screen Record

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How to Record an Instagram Live Video on Mac?

QuickTime is the preferred software to screen record on Mac. You can use it to record live streams on Instagram and do further edits. For example, you can trim or crop the recorded video to remove unwanted parts. The QuickTime player allows you to record videos in 1080P at (fixed) 60 frames per second, which displays high video quality. It also supports recording audio from multiple sources on your Mac.

Here is how to record a live broadcast on Instagram with QuickTime player:

Step 1. Launch the QuickTime player. If you don’t have the pre-installed app on your Mac, download it from this site:

Step 2. On the top toolbar, click File and select New Screen Recording.

Step 3. In the new Screen Recording window, click the drop-down arrow to modify the related settings based on your needs.

Step 4. Go to an Instagram live. Then click the round Record button to start recording.

Step 5. When you finish, click the Record button again to stop recording. Edit the recorded video at will. Then go to File and Save it to your computer.

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How to Record Live on Instagram on iPhone?

It’s easy to record an Instagram Live video on iPhone without installing any recording software because iPhone has a built-in recording feature. It lets you easily record any activity happening on your screen. Before the recording, you should make sure the screen recording feature on your iPhone is enabled (go to Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls > add Screen Recording to the Control Center).

Steps of Instagram Live screen record on iPhone:

1. Go to the Control Center on your device. Click the Screen Recording button to start recording the Instagram live broadcast.

2. Click the record button again to stop recording.

3. The recorded video will be stored in the Photos app. You can trim it or do other edits at your will.

How to Record Live Instagram Video on Android?

Android phones can record the screen with the default recording feature. But many choose to use a third-party recording application for more customization options. XRecorder is one of the most used screen recorders for Android. It can help you capture smooth & clear live streams and take screenshots simply. It allows you to change the default video resolution, quality, FPS, orientation, etc. and record the video with audio.

Let’s have a quick look at how to record on Instagram Live with XRecorder on Android:

1. Install the XRecorder from Google Play to your device.

2. Launch the application. Select Video at the bottom of the screen and hit the Record button to start recording at once.

3. Pause or stop the recording if necessary. And you will receive a notification when you finish the recording. Then you can view, edit, or share your recording on social platforms.

Record Instagram Live on Android

FAQs of Instagram Live Screen Recording

1. How to screen record Instagram Live without comments?

Users can do commenting in an Instagram live to interact with the steamer in real-time. To record a live video without comments on Instagram, you can let the streamer turn off commenting or turn on your keyboard to hide some comments. Alternatively, you can watch and record the replay that doesn’t include any comment.

2. How to record Instagram live with sound?

When you record an Instagram Live, you can find the related options in the screen recorder and activate the audio device. Take HD Video Converter Factory Pro as an example: check the box in front of the Desktop to record the live stream with sound. You can also check Microphone to record voice through your mic if needed.

3. Does Instagram notify when you screen record a live?

No. Instagram doesn’t send notifications when you record a live stream of someone or when others capture your live. You can record any live session on screen with ease.


This article introduces four Instagram Live recorders and illustrates how to record a live broadcast on PC/Mac/iPhone/Android. Hopefully, this post could be helpful to you. If you encounter any problems during the screen recording, please feel free to contact us. Thanks for reading till the end!

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