In addition to posts that disappear after being viewed, Snapchat has a native feature to save photos from the app to your mobile gallery. If the image belongs to you, you can save it through Memories. If you want to save someone else’s content, you can use the Record screen.
This tutorial shows you how to save a Snapchat photo to your phone’s gallery on Android and iPhone (iOS).
How to Save Snapchat Photos to Gallery
Snapchat has a section called “Memories,” which is nothing more than a gallery within the social network with all your photos and videos. Unlike Snaps, these contents are stored indefinitely, allowing the creation of albums in the form of stories and the possibility of backing up to the cloud.
To save the Snapchat photo to a gallery using the “Memories” function, follow the steps below:
- Open Snapchat on mobile;
- On the app’s home screen, swipe up from the bottom to open “Memories”;
- You will see the history of everything that has ever been posted to your Snapchat account;
- Tap on any photo or video and then go to the three dots icon in the upper right corner;
- Select “Export Snap” to open an options menu at the bottom;
- Drag to the left until you reach the “Download” option.
Ready. The file will be saved in your phone’s gallery.
You even have the option to enable the auto-saving of photos to the phone’s internal storage. For that:
- Open Snapchat and tap the profile icon in the upper left corner;
- Tap the gear icon in the upper right corner to access “Settings”;
- Enter “Memories”;
- In “Save destinations”, open the “Save button”;
- Tick “Memories and Camera Roll,” and you’re done.
Can I save Snaps from other users?
Natively, no. You can use the screen capture feature (print screen) to save the image or video in the photo gallery. However, Snapchat notifies the user if someone has taken a screenshot of the content.
Some third-party apps bypass Snapchat’s “twist” function, but we don’t recommend installing it because many of these tools are outdated or no longer work.
Does Snapchat have a backup to save my photos?
Yes. Snapchat has an automatic backup that doesn’t need to be manually activated. However, you can go to “Settings”, go to the “Memories” section and check the “Smart Backup” switch so that the application saves files to the cloud even if you are not using a Wi-Fi connection.