Snapchat is one of those specific social media platforms that first introduced the concept of ephemeral content. If you have been wondering what an ephemeral content is, it is the type of content that gets deleted by itself after a short span of time. With the trending changes, requirements for ephemeral content are on its peak. That being said, one thing about Snapchat that irks its users is the fact that they don’t have any in-built option of saving the photos and videos on the platform.
If you have been on the hunt to find ways to be able to save the Snapchat videos, here are a few tips for you to look into.
For Saving Your Own Videos
Now, this is possibly the easiest of the lot because it tends to have an option for people to save their own videos. Here, we have shared a simple 3-step process to be able to do so.
- Firstly, record the video by holding down the middle circular button that appears at the bottom of the screen. You can even go hands-free by dragging the button to the left where there is a lock button.
- Once the video is recorded, you will find a “down arrow” button in the bottom left corner of the screen, click on that and that should save your video to your gallery folder in the device.
- A “saved” message will pop up on the screen to intimate you that the video has been recorded.
Alternatively, you can also view your old snaps from the “Memory” section in the app. Just make sure that you have a back up of all the files.
For Saving Other’s Videos
Now, this is where it gets tricky because there’s no possibly add an option to save someone else’s video. But, there are a few tricks that you can actually tend to in order to be able to save someone else’s video that they either uploaded to their stories or sent to you directly.
- For iOS users, the screen recording feature is a saviour. All you need to do is switch the function on and just record the screen while keeping the video opened. The only downside to this is the fact that you can’t really do it sneakily. If you are using screen recording to record the videos, Snapchat gets triggered to notify the person whose video you are recording. So, BUSTED!
- Screencast applications are yet another saviour in disguise. Much like the screen recording option on iOS, this is what the Android users can use because there are not many options for the iOS users. You can download any of the popular screencast apps and turn it on and record the screen while keeping the snapshot video opened.
- If none of these above work for you, the most feasible and old-school method is to just use another phone to record the video from your own. The quality won’t be a part but hey, at least you will have the video that you have been desperately trying to save.
Snapchat doesn’t have any built-in options for saving other’s videos, mainly because of the fact that they ensure to provide their users with optimum security. And while this is appreciable, there are times when we need to opt for desperate measures and these above mentioned tips can actually help you save the videos easily.