How to Save Snapchat Videos Directly on your Phone?

Snapchat is the most popular social messaging application of the current era. It allows you to share snaps (pictures and videos) to fellow users. Users are allowed to save videos and pictures on Snapchat. If you don’t know how to do that, I’ll explain it.

In this post, I will explain how to save Snapchat videos on an iPhone or an Android device. The next time you create or find any mesmerizing snap video, you’ll be able to export it to the device storage and save it for as long as you can.

Is it Possible to Save Videos on Snapchat?

Before being able to save a Snapchat video, we shall take a look at how to make it first. Snapchat offers a fun short-video-making feature to its users. Using the feature, they can make wonderful videos, and decorate them using filters, stickers, emojis, and even songs. You can even save the videos you make using Snapchat on the device storage. They can even be exported using other social media apps.

If you were wondering that Snapchat videos can be used only in the app, then you are wrong. You can easily share it on other platforms. It is completely possible to post the car-dashboard stories that you made using Snapchat on your Instagram story.

How to Save your own Snapchat Videos?

If you have created a bomb video on Snapchat and want to save it on your device, the process is very simple. When you make a video on Snapchat, you will be given a preview. On the preview screen, you can choose to either save, post, or discard the video.

You just have to tap on the ‘down arrow’ symbol present at the bottom left portion of the screen. After that, you will see the ”Saved!” notification on the screen. This indicates that the video is now saved to you ‘Snaps.’

On iPhone, the saved video is automatically saved to the ‘Camera Roll’ and you can easily access it.

On Android devices, tap on the ‘X’ icon present at the top left corner of the screen after tapping the ‘down arrow.’ Then, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to save the saved snaps. Next, tap and hold the video you want to save to the gallery, and then tap on ‘Export Snap.’

That’s it. You can now view the video in the ‘Gallery’ app.

You can view it by going to the gallery, and then navigating to the ‘Snapchat’ album.

How to Save Videos on Snapchat from My Story?

You can also save the Snapchat videos you have posted on your story. I’ll explain the procedure separately for iPhone and Android users. You can use the method according to your device.

For iPhone users:

  • Open Snapchat and tap your profile icon in the top left corner of the screen.
  • Tap the circle next to “My Story,” which should have a thumbnail of whatever you last uploaded to your Story.
  • While the picture or video you want to save is on the screen, swipe up, then tap the down-arrow in the bottom-right of the screen.

Your video or picture will be saved to your iPhone and you can view it from the gallery.

For Android users:

  • Open Snapchat and tap your profile icon in the top left corner of the screen.
  • Tap the “My Story” section and then swipe up to view your story videos and pictures.
  • Tap the down-arrow in the bottom-left corner of the screen to download your story video or picture.

Note: If you have more than one video or picture, you can easily toggle between them from there. You just have to make sure that the video or picture you want is the one that’s highlighted on that screen. 

That’s it. You can now view the video in the gallery app.

3 Methods to Save Videos on Snapchat

Saving own videos on Snapchat is an easy task as the developers have provided the required functionality. However, the same isn’t the case with videos posted by others. If you really like the videos that others have posted and want to save them.

1. Use the iPhone Screen Recorder

iPhone comes with a built-in screen recorder app. You just need to enable it and then use it to save videos on Snapchat. Here are the brief instructions:

  • Firstly, enable the screen recording functionality from the Settings app.

  • Now open Snapchat.
  • Start screen recording from the control center.

  • Play the video on Snapchat that you want to save.
  • Once the video plays completely, quit screen recording.

Note: Snapchat now notifies the other user when you screen records their chat, story, or any snap. So, if you don’t want the other person to know, you should use the 3rd method.

That’s it. This is how you can save videos on Snapchat using the iPhone screen recorder feature.

2. Use any Screen Recorder app on Android

Android devices also come with a built-in screen recording app these days. But, if your device doesn’t have one, you can head over to the Play Store and download a screen recorder. I’d suggest using the AZ Screen Recorder as it is easy to use and feature-rich.

Once ready, follow these steps:

  • Open Snapchat.
  • Launch the Screen Recorder app, and then minimize it.
  • The floating icon will now start appearing on the screen.

  • Now play the video on Snapchat, and start screen recording.

  • Once the video plays completely, stop screen recording.

That’s it. The recorded video will be saved to the phone’s gallery. Remember that Snapchat now sends alerts to the other user whenever you screen record or screenshot their chat, story, or snap.

3. Record the Video using another phone

If you don’t want to let the other Snapchatters know that you are saving their videos, then this is the right method for you. In this method, you will need a spare phone capable of shooting videos. You can also use your sibling’s, friend’s, or parent’s device for this.

Once you have it, play the Snapchat video that you want to save on your device, and then start shooting the screen using another phone’s camera. Once the video is over, stop recording. That’s it.

Summing Things Up

Saving your own Snapchat videos is simple. However, saving the videos posted by others is a bit complicated. I have explained both aspects here. There have been rumors going on the web that Snapchat might release the ‘Download’ feature on all snaps soon. We can only hope that they are true and the feature comes really soon. Whenever it does, we Snapchatters will be blessed.

That’s all for this post. I hope you have found what you were searching for.

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