How to Record Snapchat Videos on iPhone and Android

Unlike most messaging apps, the process of saving a video someone sent you is not as easy as you might expect on Snapchat. The photos and videos you share on Snapchat come with a time limit. Therefore, you only have a short window of up to 10 seconds to view the Snap. But if you want to extend the life of the content you send or receive, you can save the photo or video to Snapchat or your camera roll. That said, we have detailed several methods you can use to download Snapchat videos on your iPhone or Android phone. If this is something you’re interested in, read on to learn how you can save Snapchat videos.

Save Snapchat Videos (2022)

How to Save Your Own Snapchat Videos Before Sharing

1. Long press the shutter button to record a video on Snapchat and wait for the preview screen to appear. From the preview screen, Tap the “Save” button in the lower left corner of the screen.

2. Snapchat will now store your video in the “Outputs” section of Memories within the app. To access memories tap the card icon next to the shutter button from the camera interface.

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3. Long press the video you recorded and Choose “Export” from the list of options that appear at the bottom of the screen. Then, when the share sheet appears, Tap “Download” to save the Snapchat video to your phone’s photo gallery. But if you want to hide photos and videos from nosy friends or family members, you can set up and use “My Eyes Only” feature in Snapchat.

export and download from memories

How to Save Snapchat Videos From Your Own Story

If you’re looking for a way to save a video you’ve shared in your story, you can do that too. To find out how this works, follow these steps:

1. Open your profile page by tapping the Bitmoji icon in the upper left corner of the screen. Next, hit the horizontal three-dot menu icon next to the “My Story” heading. When the bottom pop-up window appears, Choose “Save Story”.

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2. Next, Snapchat save the whole Story in your Memories. Tap “Yes” to confirm. This method will save all your Stories in the Memories section. You can also selectively save individual stories.

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3. If you want to save individual stories, tap the Story you want to save from the profile page and swipe up (or tap the vertical three-dot menu icon in the upper right corner). At that time, Tap the “Save” button in the lower left corner.

save snapchat videos from your own story

4. As mentioned earlier, you can now long press the recorded video under “Memories” and click “Export” button. Tap the “Download” button from the share sheet to bring the Snapchat video to your camera roll.

export and download from memories

How to Save Snapchat Videos from Other Users (without Expiration Timer)

If someone sent you a looping Snapchat video, i.e. videos with no expiration timer, you will have the option to save the video in the chat window. You can then download the recorded video to your camera roll. Here’s how it works:

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1. Long press on a video someone sent you and Tap on “Save in Chat”. You won’t see this option for images and videos that are set to “play once” before sending. After you save the video in the chat, Snapchat will notify the recipient about it and you both will see the video in the conversation window.

Save Others Snapchat Videos Without Expiration Timer

2. Now long press the recorded video again and Select “Save to Camera Roll”. Again, Snapchat will notify the other person that you have saved the video to your camera roll. The messaging app places great value on your privacy and this feature highlights the work it does to protect your private photos and videos.

camera roll save to snapchat

How to Record Snapchat Videos from Other Users (with Expiration Timer)

Snapchat rightly does not allow users to directly download videos that a user has posted. If you still want to record videos, you will have to record your screen using your phone’s screen recording feature or trust one of the best screen recording apps. We already have a detailed guide on how to record your screen on iPhone and iPad available on our website for your convenience.

Now it is worth noting that User can be notified if you record their video or chat window. For this reason, we do not recommend that you save a video that someone has sent you.

screen recording snapchat video

If you still want to continue, just start the screen recording right before you open the Snapchat video you received from someone else. Try this workaround at your own risk, as Snapchat will likely notify the other person.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you save other people’s Snap videos?

Snapchat does not have a native way to download other users’ videos. However, you can ask the sender to send looping videos, or you can choose to screen-record other people’s videos. If you get looping videos, Snapchat gives you the option to save them directly to your camera roll.

Can you save Snapchat videos without them knowing?

Snapchat usually notifies the recipient if you’re screen recording the video they sent you. Therefore, you will have to proceed at your own risk. We do not recommend saving Snapchat videos that someone has sent you to save.

How to save a Snapchat video someone sent you?

If someone sent you a video before it expired, long-press on it and select the “Save in Chat” option to make it available in the chat window. Then you can long-press the video again and select the “Save to Camera Roll” option.

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Can you use Airplane Mode to secretly record Snapchat Videos?

Earlier, as a workaround, you could enable Airplane mode on your iPhone or Android phone and take a screenshot of the chat window. You can also save Snaps without the sender knowing. However, Snapchat immediately noticed this loophole and has since patched it. like this answer is no. You can no longer use Airplane mode to secretly record videos or screenshot chats. Snapchat will notify the user as soon as you reconnect to the internet.

Save Videos on Snapchat with Ease!

From a privacy standpoint, Snapchat’s decision to skip a save button on videos or photos others send you is the right move if you ask me. These videos are meant to be private, and the messaging app stays true to its ephemeral nature to date, with the lack of a “save” feature. If you plan to record videos or record screen, you can always ask permission from the sender. Now, if you have any questions regarding the process of saving Snapchat videos, let us know in the comments section below.

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