It’s very easy to save Snapchat videos that you took. But if you are new to Snapchat you might not have figured it out just yet. That’s quite normal. There’s nothing to be ashamed of.
You just have to save the video before sending it to someone. Sounds pretty easy, right?
However, what you are going to if you want to download someone else’s videos?
That’s okay. We will help you with that. Let’s see what you can do.
What Are Snapchat Videos?
Snapchat is a huge success. And fleeting nature of its Snaps hooked up most of the teens on the world with concerns about their privacy.
If you send a video to someone on Snapchat, you can be sure that the video will destroy itself right after the recipient sees it. In that case, privacy is top-notch.
However, there are some ways you can manipulate the system to download some of these Snaps without notifying the other person.
How to Save Your Own Snapchat Videos
- After taking a video on Snapchat, tap the downward arrow button located at the bottom left corner of your screen.
- It’ll save the video directly to your Camera Roll as well as your Memories on Snapchat.
- If it doesn’t save to Camera Roll, head over to your Snapchat settings.
- Then, tap on Memories and hit the option to save to Camera Roll and Memories.
Saving Someone Else’s Snapchat Videos
If you have an iPhone with iOS 11 and above you will have the ability to record your screen directly from your iPhone.
You can use this built-in feature but you should be aware that when you do this the person will be notified that you recorded their Snap.
- First head over to Control Center in settings
- Then tap press Customize Controls
- Find Screen recording below and Press the Green plus to add it to your Control Center
- Now when you open the control center you’ll notice a little record circle.
- When you press that it’ll start recording whatever happens on your screen with a 3-second countdown.
Another option you can consider to save Snapchat videos is to use another phone or camera to record. Although this method seems unconventional it can get the job done.
Although the quality of the video is going to drop, the person will never know that you made a copy.
Also, a neat trick is to load the Snap, turn on airplane mode then screenshot or screen record.
After you turn airplane mode off the person will likely receive a notification but sometimes it won’t send one. In the worst-case scenario, you are able to delay the notification.
We don’t recommend using third-party apps that claim they can save videos you receive on Snapchat.
It might not be safe as they usually ask for your Snapchat account password.
So, proceed with caution if you choose to try an app like that. It might not be worth it just to save Snap videos.
FAQs on How to Save Snapchat Videos? (2020)
In order to save longer videos on Snapchat, you need to keep holding the capture button even when the timer runs out. This way it’ll automatically keep recording.
Snapchat notifies its users if someone screenshots a snap. However, with the existence of iOS 11’s screen record tool, people are now able to record snaps or stories secretly without the knowledge of the sender.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to recover Snapchat messages.
Tap somewhere on your snap. The chosen duration of your snap will then appear in the timer icon. There you can change it.
No, unfortunately there is no dark mode on Snapchat.
Conclusion – Different Methods for Different Purposes
Considering that a screen recording will notify the sender of the Snap, it may be a wise idea to use the other methods that we listed right above.
In that way, you can prevent the person from realizing that you got a copy of the video they sent.
However, the airplane mode method might not work as always. In that case, it may be a good idea to make a recording with another phone or camera.
That method may cause you to lose some of the quality. However, it’s better to sacrifice a bit instead of getting discovered with your sneakiness.
Also, you can try other third-party apps that claim to save videos for you. However, you should always be extra careful if you are planning to share your credentials with some unreliable apps.
So, did you ever managed to save videos from someone else? Let us know right down in the comments section.
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