How to Save Snaps in Chat

January 3, 2024
David Sunnyside

Snapchat’s disappearing messages are a big part of the app’s appeal, but sometimes a Snap goes wrong and you wish it never saw the light of day. Fortunately, Snapchat has now added the ability to save snaps in chat. Revealed in March of 2021, the feature allows you to view and replay any photo or video Snaps sent to you within a specific chat conversation. In addition, you can save any snaps in a particular chat to your phone’s camera roll or Memories folder.

To access the Snapchat chat features, open the Snapchat app and tap your profile picture in the upper left corner. This will bring up your friendships list, where you can see all of the chats you are a part of. Tap a chat to view the message history for that conversation. You can also tap the three horizontal dots in the upper right corner to change the chat settings, such as notifications and timers.

In the past, many people found workarounds to secretly save Snapchat photos and videos. For example, users could enable Airplane mode before opening a Snap, which would prevent the recipient from seeing a screenshot notification. Unfortunately, Snapchat quickly patched this loophole.

To save a snap in chat, simply tap it, and you will have the option to replay it or save it to your Memories. This will allow you to keep a Snap in your chat for as long as you want.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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