How To Export and Save All Snapchat Memories to Camera Roll

Snapchat is one of the most popular social media apps, allowing users to share photos, videos, and messages that disappear after being viewed. However, with Snapchat’s “Memories” feature, you can choose to save your snaps to access later.

If you want to export and save all your Snapchat memories to your camera roll for safekeeping, this guide will show you how.

Why Save Snapchat Memories

There are a few key reasons you may want to save your Snapchat memories:

  • Preserve meaningful moments – Snapchat memories often capture fun, silly, sentimental, or milestone moments. Saving them prevents losing these memories forever if they get deleted.
  • Free up Snapchat storage – Snapchat memories take up storage space on Snapchat’s servers. Exporting them frees up room for new memories.
  • Access memories offline – Saving Snapchat memories to your camera roll allows you to access them anytime, even without an internet connection.
  • Backup protection – Saving memories to your camera roll acts as a backup if you lose access to your Snapchat account.

How to Auto-Save New Snapchat Memories

You can set up Snapchat to automatically save all new memories you create both to Snapchat’s cloud storage and your camera roll.

On iPhone

  1. Open Snapchat and tap your profile icon
  2. Tap the gear icon to access Settings
  3. Scroll down and select Memories
  4. Under ‘Save To’, choose the ‘Memories & Camera Roll’ option

On Android

  1. Open Snapchat and tap your profile icon
  2. Tap the gear icon to access Settings
  3. Scroll down and select Memories
  4. Toggle on the ‘Save to Memories’ option
  5. Under ‘Save Button’, select ‘Memories & Camera Roll’

With this enabled, all your new Snapchat photos, videos, and stories will be saved both to Memories and your camera roll automatically.

How to Export Existing Memories to Camera Roll

If you already have Snapchat memories you haven’t saved, you will need to manually export them to your camera roll.

On iPhone

  1. In Snapchat, swipe up to open Memories
  2. Tap on a memory to open it
  3. Tap the three dots icon in the top-right
  4. Select ‘Export Snap’
  5. Choose ‘Download’
  6. Repeat steps 2-5 for each memory

On Android

  1. In Snapchat, swipe up to open Memories
  2. Press and hold on a memory thumbnail
  3. Tap ‘Export’ from the pop-up menu
  4. Repeat steps 2-3 for each memory

While time consuming, this ensures all your existing special memories are backed up on your camera roll.

How to Recover Deleted Snapchat Memories

If you accidentally deleted precious Snapchat memories before saving them, try these methods to attempt recovery:

  • On iOS devices, use data recovery software like iMyFone D-Back or iSkysoft to scan and extract lost Snapchat memories if available.
  • On Android, try Snapchat data recovery apps like FoneDog Toolkit.
  • Log in to Snapchat online and browse your archived My Data for any recoverable deleted memories.
  • If you had backups enabled, lost memories may automatically reappear after a few hours or days.
  • Always keep regular backups of Snapchat memories enabled going forward.

Tips for Managing Snapchat Memories

Follow these tips for easier management of Snapchat memories:

  • Review memories regularly and mass export old memories to your camera roll to free up Snapchat storage.
  • Create timely backups of memories before logging out or switching devices.
  • Enable automatic saving to camera roll so all new memories are backed up.
  • Check your Snapchat storage usage under settings and clear out any unwanted memories.
  • Be careful before permanently deleting memories that are only saved on Snapchat’s servers.


Saving your Snapchat memories to your camera roll takes just a few minutes to set up. But having all your special moments backed up and available offline provides invaluable peace of mind.

So take the time to export your Snapchat memories today before they are lost forever! With regular exports and backups enabled, you can keep making Snapchat memories for years without worrying about them disappearing.