How To Save High Quality Instagram UGC

How To Save High Quality Instagram UGC
21st October 2019 Sarah Golan

How To Save High Quality Instagram UGC

In Social, Rooster News, Services

Do you run Instagram UGC campaigns?

Do you find yourself screenshotting images to share them, using some weird reposting app that brands itself all over your lovely feed, or just not getting responses from potential collaborators?

Now you don’t have to. You’re welcome.

Let’s walk through how to pull high quality Instagram UGC in the new, end of 2019 version of Instagram.

Please note: This method works in both Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. Feel free to try it in alternative browsers and let us know how it goes.

  1. Find an image.
  2. Right click on the image itself.
    Find an image
  3. Click inspect element.
    Right click the image and click inspect element
  4. You’ll find a <div> tag highlighted in the panel on the right-hand side. Expand the <div> tag directly above it.
    Find a <div> tag highlighted. Expand the <div> tag immediately above it.
  5. Right click and copy the element inside.
    Copy and paste the element in side that <div> tag.
  6. Paste this code into a Word document.
    Copy and paste that code into Word.
  7. Search (Ctrl/Cmd + F) for 1080w. Highlight and copy the string to the left all the way until the comma after 750w.
  8. Copy this link into your web browser.
  9. Voilà. Save down, share, and give credit.
    Voila. Right click, save as, and go forth and kill it on social.
  10. Last but not least, go forth and kill it on social.

Just note that these .jpegs sometimes aren’t editable in Photoshop. You’ll have an issue parsing the data, so if you want to make edits maybe splash some cash. Pay it forward yo.

But what happens when you have to pull UGC from a carousel? Find out here.

By Zac van Manen, Rooster’s resident Social Media Manager.