How to Save Snapchat Videos Quick Guide
Snapchat is a messenger service that allows people to send messages, pictures, and videos to others, that would be displayed for some time and then disappear – in a snap! Snapchat exists as an app for users to post anything of their choice, which gets automatically deleted after some time, without a trace. The concept itself is to share something and then forget about it!
But, what if you want to save a video someone has posted on Snapchat? Is it possible? Snapchat has high privacy features, which do not allow you to save any image or video from the app. So then, how can you save a Snapchat video? Read this quick guide to find out how.
Saving your videos
It's not so difficult to save your own videos. Firstly, record your video the way you do it usually. Look for an arrow icon on the left-bottom corner. Tap it! Your video is saved, and you will see a message on the screen that your video has been saved.
Now select the memories option. You can see your video there. Select the video by tapping on the checkmark next to the video icon. Then, click on the save option at the bottom of the screen and voila! Your video has been saved to your device. You can open it anytime from your mobile.
But remember that you must save the video before you send it to your friends using the messenger.
Supposing you have already sent it to your friends and saved it as a story, then you still save the video. Open the stories tab, click the options icon (three dots) on the top right-hand corner. Select the video and click on the save button (the arrow next to the trash button) and your video is saved to your device.
Saving other videos
You need to use other methods:
- Screen record: There are screen record apps that allow you to record whatever is being displayed on your device screen. So, you can open the video, and the moment you start playing the video, you can activate the screen recording app. It will record the entire playing of the video on your device. Once the video is over, you can stop recording and save the recorded screen as a video file. You have now saved a video from someone else’s snap on your device. iOS has an internal app to do this, but if you use that app, then Snapchat detects it and sends a notification to the user telling him/her that you have made a screen recording. So, careful using the inbuilt You need an external screencast app to do this.
- Record from another device: Play the video on one device and record it from another. You can later edit to remove out the mobile frame, etc. You have to ensure you don’t shake the camera or other device and the end quality will not be so great. If you are ok with it, then fine!
- Third-party apps: There are third-party apps like Snap capture which allow you to open new messages in it and then you can save it easily. However, there is a risk allowing a third party app to access your Snap data. Also, Snapchat has started blocking all such apps, so you may not be able to use any of the apps in the future.
Saving your own video in Snapchat is video, however, if you want to save someone else’s video, then you may need to use screen capture or re-record from another device.