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How to Save Snapchat Videos to Camera Roll (Guide)

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Although Snapchat is a social media app where people send Snaps to each other, you will be shocked to know how many people use Snapchat as their primary camera app to shoot photos and videos. 

This is because Snapchat has tons of features and filters in its camera app, and users like to add different filters and effects to their videos. 

But what if you want to save Snapchat videos in your gallery?

Well, if you’re looking for this answer, you’ve landed on the right spot.

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In this post, we’ll show you how to save Snapchat videos in your phone’s gallery easily.

So, without wasting any further time, let’s roll.

Can You Save Snapchat Videos to Your Phone Gallery?

Snapchat gives you three smart ways to save a video. 

You will see a little save icon in the bottom left corner when you record a video. If you tap on that, your video will be saved. 

However, it will be saved within the Memories section of the Snapchat app.

But Snapchat gives you another option to save Snapchat videos to your Camera Roll or Gallery as well.

If you wish to store the Snapchat video to your gallery, you will have to enable it in the settings. Here is how you can do it:

Step 1. Open Snapchat and tap on your Bitmoji from the top left corner. 

Step 2. Now tap on the Settings icon at the top-right. 

Snapchat settings

Step 3. Scroll down and tap on Memories from the list.

Snapchat memories

Step 4. Under SAVE DESTINATIONS, tap on Save Button

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Step 5. Select the Memories & Camera Roll option to save your Snapchat videos on both your phone’s gallery and Snapchat Memories. 

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That’s it! Now, whenever you hit the Save button after recording a video on Snapchat, your video will be saved on both your phone’s gallery and Snapchat Memories. 

This is the safest option because the videos will also be stored on Snapchat servers. So in case you lose them on your phone, there is always a way to recover them from Snapchat.  

How to Save Your Snapchat Videos to Your Camera Roll (Before Posting)

In case you like videos recorded on Snapchat better because of the filters and smaller size, here is how you can save them without posting or sending them anywhere:

Note: Make sure that you have enabled the option to save Snapchat videos to the camera roll on your phone. You can follow the method mentioned above for this. 

Step 1. Open Snapchat. 

Step 2. Select your favorite filter or effect and record the video. 

Step 3. Once you are done recording the video, simply tap on the Save button at the bottom left corner of the screen. 

Save on snapchat

That is how you save your Snapchat videos to the camera roll without posting the video anywhere. 

How to Save Your Own Snapchat Story Videos

In case you have uploaded a video on the Snapchat story and wish to save it on your phone, here is how you can do it:

Step 1. Open Snapchat and tap on your bitmoji at the top left corner. 

Step 2. Under My Stories, you will see all the stories or videos you have posted as your Snapchat story. 

Step 3. Tap on the Save icon next to the video you want to save from your story. 

That is how you can save your own Snapchat Story. 

You can also enable the option to auto-save the Story Snaps so that they will be saved every time you post a story video. Here is how:

Step 1. Open Snapchat and tap on your bitmoji at the top left corner. 

Step 2. Now tap on the Settings icon at the top-right. 

Step 3. Scroll down and tap on Memories from the list.

Step 4. Under SAVE DESTINATIONS, tap on Auto-Save My Story Snaps.

Auto-save snapchat stories

Step 5. Now tap on Auto-Save to Memories.

Auto save to memories

This way, you can download the Snapchat Story videos from Memories even when the story disappears after 24 hours.  

How to Save Someone Else’s Snapchat Videos

Snapchat is very strict when it comes to privacy. It notifies the other user even when you take a screenshot on snapchat. So there is no official way to save someone else’s Snapchat videos to your camera roll. 

However, you can only save the Snaps sent to you within the Snapchat chat thread. But for this, you will have to be quick because if you watch it and it disappears, it will be gone for good. Here is how you can do it:

Step 1. Open Snapchat and then go to the Chats. 

Step 2. Tap on the Snap to open it. 

Step 3. If you wish to save the Snap, tap on the three-dots icon at the top-right corner. 

Step 4. Then tap on Save in Chat

That is how you can save someone else’s Snapchat videos. But the catch is that the video will be saved in the chat only, and you won’t be able to download it on your phone. 

Why Can’t You Save Your Snapchat Videos in Your Camera Roll?

If you cannot save Snapchat videos in your Camera Roll, there could be a few explanations for that.

  • First of all, you might have enabled the settings to save the Snaps only to Memories. You can simply change the settings to save videos to both Memories and your Camera Roll. 
  • To save videos on your Camera Roll, Snapchat would need access to your gallery. If you haven’t granted permission to access your phone’s gallery, make sure to grant the permission. This way, you can save the videos to your Camera Roll. 
  • There might be an issue with the Snapchat app or your phone. If the issue is with the app, it should be resolved by Snapchat in a while. You don’t have to do anything.

Conclusion

Snapchat is not only a cool social media app, but it’s also a great app to shoot videos using various filters

The best thing is that you can save all your Snapchat videos and Snapchat stories on your camera roll and use them on other platforms as well. 

All you have to do is enable the settings to save videos to your camera roll. 

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  • Jennifer Smith

    Jennifer Smith is a writer at Famoid.com specializing in social media and digital marketing. She likes to make complicated things easily understandable for everyone. Her writing expertise includes how-to guides, social media tips and tricks, and digital marketing. When she's not writing, she is either traveling in some part of the world or painting in her house. She has been writing for the past 7 years and has written dozens of blog posts and articles around various digital marketing and social media topics.

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