EaseUS RecExperts

An easy-to-use screen recording utility to record and capture everything for any occasion.

  • Capture a full or a certain area on a PC screen
  • Record audio like system sound, microphone, or both
  • Catch the gameplay and upload it to YouTube/Vimeo/Dropbox

Best Guide to Record Instagram Live on Windows & Mac

Jane Zhou updated on Sep 27, 2020 to Screen Recording Tips | How-to Articles

Like YouTube, Instagram is one of the biggest social media platforms where you can watch live videos, share photos, or chat with your friends. On Instagram, there is much interesting live streaming you can enjoy, and sometimes you may want to keep your favorite live streaming to enjoy it anywhere, anytime. But Instagram does not allow you to download any video, then how?

For this problem, the easiest way is to record Instagram live with streaming video recorder. In this article, you can learn four reliable ways to record Instagram live on Windows, Mac, and mobile phones.

How to Record Instagram Live on Windows PC

EaseUS RecExperts is a great live streaming video recorder for both novices and pros. Using it, you can record various live videos and audio on Facebook, Instagram, Hulu, Netflix, and other media platforms easily. Apart from that, this screen recording software allows you to capture any area of your screen flexibly, record audio, and webcam within three simple steps. while recording, it offers you many tools to highlight the important content that you want to show specifically by adding lines or arrows, using zoom function or spotlight, etc.

Here is a list of EaseUS RecExperts's features:

  • Simple and intuitive interface
  • Allow you to record background sound and a voice from your microphone at the same time
  • Enhance video with texts, lines, arrows, images while recording
  • Support to create recording tasks automatically
  • Offer a lot of output formats of video, audio, and image files
  • Export high-quality media files
  • Share the recording directly to popular social media platforms like YouTube and Vimeo

Now find an Instagram live video that you want to record and start recording it with EaseUS RecExperts.

Step 1. Open the web page that contains the video that you want to capture. Then launch EaseUS RecExperts on your computer and click "Record Screen". 

Open EaseUS RecExperts

Step 2. Click "Full" and choose the "Select region" option to adjust the area of the screen that you want to record. After that, click "Microphone" to select the "System sound" option. 

If you need to leave your computer for a while, you can use the capture timer and the program will stop grabbing the video at the designed time. Just click on the "Task Scheduler(OFF)" button to set the start and stop time.

Set the area of the recording screen

Step 3. Once done, click on the "REC" button to start the recording. While recording the video, you can use the take screenshots, add texts, and highlight the important part of the video. If you like, you also can add arrows, numbering, and something else to your video.

Record streaming video

Step 4. Once you have captured the video from the web page, click the "Stop" button. The recorded video will be immediately saved to your computer. Then right-click on the recorded video on the Video list. You can choose to preview, compress, edit, or upload the video directly to sharing media sites like YouTube.

Record streaming video on Windows 10

How to Record Instagram Live on Mac

If you are still looking for screen recording software to record Instagram live on your Mac, just stop searching. There is a free and multifunctional screen recording program on your computer, and that is the QuickTime Player. Most people simply use it as a media player, however, it can help capture your screen and video without much effort. It allows you to capture anything appearing on your screen and record the audio from your microphone. With it, you can record your favorite live streaming video anytime.

Record Instagram on Mac

Detailed tutorial steps on how to record live Instagram video using QuickTime Player on Mac:

Step 1. Open QuickTime Player on your Mac.

Step 2. In the top bar, choose the "File" option, then select the "Record New Recording" option from the drop-down menu.

Step 3. Then adjust the settings for recording Instagram live when a new window appears. Find a video on Instagram that you want to record and click on the red button to start recording.

Step 4. Once the video is over, you can click the stop button to end the recording. The recorded video will be saved on your Mac with MOV format.

How to Record Instagram Live on iPhone/Android

Most time you may record and watch Instagram video on your mobile phone, so there are a vast variety of screen recording applications for you to choose on the market. To satisfy your needs, we will introduce you two screen recording applications for iPhone and Android.

1. Built-in iOS screen recorder for iPhone

For iPhone users, you do not need to download and install any application on your device, as there is a built-in screen recorder that you can use. iOS screen recorder enables you to capture any videos on Instagram easily and quickly. But it has a requirement on the iOS system, your iPhone system should be iOS 11, 12, or a high version.

Record Instagram on iPhone

Check the following steps on how to record someone's Instagram live on iPhone:

Step 1. Unlock your iPhone and open iPhone's Settings. Tap "Control Center" > "Customize Controls", then press the "+" icon beside "Screen Recording".

Step 2. Open Instagram to find the Instagram live video that you want to record.

Step 3. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open the Control Center. Tap the screen recording icon – a white circle inside to start recording live Instagram video.

Step 4. To stop recording, open the Control Center, swipe up on it, then tap the screen recording icon.

2. Mobizen Screen Recorder [Android]

Mobizen Screen Recorder is a completely free application for Android users to record, capture, and edit videos. Working with it, you can someone's live Instagram videos easily with high quality. In addition, this app allows you to capture your reactions freely while recording game sound and your voice with Facecam. Once the recording is done, you can trim, cut, or add background music, add Intro & Outro Video to make a personalized video. Most importantly, you can remove the watermark for free using this application.

Record Instagram live on Android

Steps on how to record live Instagram video on Android:

Step 1. Download Mobizen Screen Recorder. Install and open it on your Android phone.

Step 2. Open Instagram and find the Instagram live video that you want to record. Tap the record button to record Instagram live. It will record the screen, as well as any audio coming from your Android.

Step 3. When you are done, tap the stop button to end the recording. It's usually a red square floating on one side of the screen. At last, you can find the recorded video in your Android's gallery.

Download address: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rsupport.mvagent&hl=gsw

The Bottom Line

Recording Instagram live is very easy with the live streaming video recorder mentioned in this article. To record a live Instagram video, you just pick one of them to start the work. While choosing, make sure to choose the one that best suits your conditions.

If you are using a Windows computer, EaseUS RecExperts is the best choice that you can not miss. Using it, you can record whatever you want on your screen effortlessly. Besides, it provides many basic and advanced editing tools for you to modify your recorded file, like adding watermark, trimming, adding Intro or Outro video, etc.. You can directly upload your recorded and edited videos to the social media platforms with EaseUS RecExperts.

FAQs About Recording Instagram Live

1. How do you record a live video on Instagram? You can record a live video on Instagram with EaseUS RecExperts.

Step 1. Download and Launch EaseUS RecExperts. Then open the Instagram video that you want to record.

Step 2. Click "Screen" on the main interface, then adjust the recording area. 

Step 3. When everything is ready, you can click the "REC" button to start the recording. If you want to end the recording, just choose the stop icon.

Step 4. You can find the recorded video on the Video list, and you can share it to the media social platforms directly.

2. Can you screen record Instagram live?

Yes. Recording Instagram live is very easy. Even a novice can complete the task with a powerful screen recorder. Here is a list of screen recorders for you to choose.

  • EaseUS RecExperts
  • ShareX
  • Bandicam
  • OBS Studio
  • QuickTime Player
  • ….

3. Can you save other people's Instagram live videos?

According to Instagram, you can't technically save someone else's live videos. But if want to keep other's live videos, you can use some screen recorders to capture the videos, so that you can watch it while offline.

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