How to Automatically Save Your Snapchat Story Posts to Camera Roll

Key Takeaways

  • Enable Snapchat’s “Memories” feature to automatically save Snaps to your Memories section
  • Set up automatic backup & sync of Memories to your Camera Roll or cloud storage
  • Use third-party apps like SnapSaver to download and save your Snapchat Stories locally

Snapchat is a hugely popular social media app that allows users to share photos and videos, known as “Snaps,” that disappear after a set time period. However, many users want to keep their Snapchat Stories permanently, either for nostalgic reasons or to repurpose the content elsewhere. Fortunately, there are several ways to automatically save your Snapchat Story posts to your device’s camera roll or cloud storage.

Using Snapchat’s Built-In Memories Feature

Snapchat has a built-in feature called “Memories” that allows you to save your Snaps, Stories, and even chat conversations in a private album within the app. Here’s how to enable and use Memories to save your Stories:

  1. Enable Memories: Open Snapchat and tap on the small thumbnail under the shutter button to access Memories. Follow the prompts to enable the Memories feature.
  2. Save Snaps to Memories: When you capture a Snap or create a Story, look for the small circle with a “+” icon at the bottom. Tap it to save that Snap or Story to your Memories.
  3. Backup & Sync Memories: Go to Memories > ⚙️ Settings > “Backup & Sync” and choose to either back up Memories to Snapchat’s cloud or sync them to your device’s camera roll or another cloud service like Google Photos or iCloud.

By enabling automatic backup and sync, your Snapchat Stories will be saved to your camera roll or cloud storage as soon as you post them. This is the easiest way to keep your Stories without any extra steps.

Using Third-Party Apps to Save Snapchat Stories

If you prefer not to use Snapchat’s Memories feature, or if you want more control over where and how your Stories are saved, you can use third-party apps designed specifically for downloading and saving Snapchat content. One popular option is SnapSaver.

SnapSaver is a free app available for both iOS and Android that lets you save your Snaps, Stories, and even other users’ public Stories to your device’s camera roll or cloud storage. Here’s how to use it:

  1. Install SnapSaver from the App Store or Google Play Store.
  2. Log in to the app using your Snapchat credentials.
  3. Choose what to save: You can save your own Snaps and Stories, as well as public Stories from other users or Snapchat’s curated “Our Stories.”
  4. Select a save location: SnapSaver lets you save content directly to your device’s camera roll or to cloud services like Dropbox, Google Drive, or iCloud.
  5. Manage downloads: The app keeps a history of your downloaded Snaps and Stories, which you can view, re-download, or delete as needed.

SnapSaver is easy to use and gives you more granular control over what Snapchat content you save and where you save it. However, keep in mind that using third-party apps to access and download your Snapchat data may violate Snapchat’s terms of service.

Tips for Saving Snapchat Stories

Whether you use Snapchat’s Memories, a third-party app, or a combination of methods, here are some additional tips for saving your Snapchat Stories:

By following these tips and using the methods outlined above, you can easily save your Snapchat Stories and keep those memories forever, without having to manually screenshot or record each one.