Snapchat is one of the most popular social media platforms offering its users the ability to send and receive photos, videos, and messages, which will expire in a matter of seconds. Many users prefer to download Snapchat videos instead of watching them once and seeing them disappear into the digital ether. While the video-sharing app does not officially support this functionality, there is a way to download Snapchat videos without sender’s knowledge. Yes, you can actually save photos, videos, and stories shared on Snapchat permanently on your device internal storage. Read on to know how to do so.
Download Snapchat Videos – Screen Recording Apps for Android
Snapchat has added replays functionality to its app allowing you to replay either a video or photo completely free of charge. Beyond that, the company offers paid replays with a packet of three available for £0.79, and 20 available for around £3.99. The sender will also get notified when their Snapchat is replayed.
However, you can only have the option to replay videos but not download them. In order to download videos, you need to think outside of the box. If we talk about third-party apps, Snapchat updated their API making it almost impossible for third-party apps to access the service. So, what’s the other alternative? Well, you can use screen recording apps. While usually, you’d have to root your Android device to be able to access screen recording functionality, an official Google Play Store app offers to record without any effort. Let’s dig a little deeper.
The below walkthrough will show you how to download Snapchat videos without sender’s knowledge.
Step No.1: Install Screen Recording Software
On your Android device, you need to open Google Play Store and install AZ Screen Recorder – No Root. As its name suggests, you don’t need to play around with your Settings menu and it doesn’t require a rooted phone.
This screen recording app enables you to create beautiful screencast videos by providing every feature that you need in a simple and graceful user experience design. AZ screen recorder helps you record your device’s screen to HD and Full HD videos and it is the only screencast app available in the Android market that can be paused and resumed while recording. Moreover, you can also record audio from mic and it is automatically mixed into the screencast videos.
Step No.2: Open AZ Screen Recorder – No Root
Once you’ve downloaded the app on your device, a toolbar will be displayed on your device’s screen offering four options – record, settings, gallery, and exit. You can tap on the Record button to start the recording.
Step No.3: Open Snapchat
Once the app has recorded everything on your device’s screen, it’s safe to open your Snapchat and play the video. It’s worth mentioning that you should have your phone audio playing loud as if your phone is on silent mode then no audio will be recorded.
Step No.4: Finish the Recording
Once the Snapchat has been viewed, you can swipe down from the top of your device’s screen to access the notification bar. You should see a notification that says Recording Controls. You need to tap on it and your recording should end. You will receive a notification that the video is ready to view and it’ll prompt you to open it in the AZ Screen Recorder app.
Step No.5: Head to the Gallery
AZ Screen Recorder offers built-in video editing tools enabling you to trim your video, although it should be noted that it’s a Pro feature and needs payment before its accessible. Rather than, head to the Gallery app and locate your recently recorded screen recording. Once located, you can tap on the menu bar and select the Edit option.
Step No.6: Edit and Export
You can trim down the video so you’ve only got the Snapchat video left and then save the video. Great! You may have the Snapchat counter in the top right corner, but you’ve got the Snapchat video saved forever without the senders’ knowledge. This way you can secretly save any Snapchat video forever.
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