How to save pictures on Snapchat


Snapchat created a name for itself by introducing unique features and filters. Its main feature – My Story, that disappears after 24 hours has appealed to its users. So much that other messaging and social media apps got “influenced” by it. Snapchat lets you have a private conversation and you know it isn’t private anymore when someone takes a screenshot. You’ll get to know who took a screenshot of your snaps!

The filters I spoke about are quite fun to the extent that many people don’t use their stock cameras; they take a snap from the app’s camera and save it in the gallery. Many people don’t know how to save pictures on Snapchat and this article aims to tell you just that. Let’s jump right in!

How to save pictures on Snapchat

How to save pictures on Snapchat

Step 1: Make sure Snapchat is installed on your phone. Launch the app and log in if you aren’t already.

Step 2: Once in the app, swipe down anywhere. By doing so, this will take you to the user screen.

Step 3: Now click on Settings. Look for ‘Memories.’ You’ll find it near ‘My Account’ located at the bottom.

Step 4: Go to the ‘Savings’ menu. Now tap on ‘Save To.’

Step 5: You’ll get three options as the locations your snaps will be saved to. They are:

  • Memories: This is Snapchat’s built-in gallery that is backed up to its servers. You can easily access Memories by swiping up from the camera screen. Photos that are saved to Memories can be downloaded anytime.
  • Memories & Camera Roll: Your photos will be saved to both, Memories and Camera Roll by selecting this option.
  • Camera Roll Only: If you choose this option, your photos will be saved only to your device’s gallery.

Step 6: Select the appropriate option and go back to the menu.

Step 7: Click on ‘Auto-Save Stories’ if you want Snapchat to save all the Stories you create.

Step 8: To save pictures or videos, open Snapchat’s camera, and click a photo or shoot a video. Once you do so, tap on the download icon at the left-bottom corner. The media you clicked/shot will be saved at default destination.

Step 9: To save your Snapchat Stories, go to the main screen and swipe left. This will open the Stories page.

Step 10: You’ll see a download icon next to ‘My Story.’ Tap on it to save your Story/Stories.


The steps to save pictures on Snapchat are trouble-free. Snapchat is a sneaky platform that works well if you follow some rules. Having said that, you could break a few rules but at your own risk, like sending pictures that you aren’t supposed to send to a stranger.

What is your opinion about Snapchat? Have you taken any risk? Let us know in the comments below.


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