How to save Snapchat videos and photos from iPhone to PC

Snapchat’s appeal has long been the idea of sending ephemeral photo- or video messages that disappear forever a few seconds after being viewed. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t save Snapchat messages.

Quite the contrary.

Saving Snapchat videos and photos is easy

There exist a myriad of ways to save and backup Snapchat videos and photos. We’ll look at two methods for the iPhone: 1) using a third-party Snapchat-message saver app called Snaphack and 2) using little more than the Snapchat iOS app itself and a PC.

Snapchat messages with Snaphack

Snaphack is one of many apps on the App Store which can help you save Snapchat videos and photos.

  1. Download Snaphack on your iPhone from the following link:

    https://itunes.apple.com/ch/app/snaphack-save-snapchat-snaps/id878506356

  2. Enter your Snapchat credentials to log in log in to snaphack

  3. Any Snapchat video or photo you receive will now be saved to the Snaphack app snaphack chats on iphone

  4. You can extract the videos and photos from the Snaphack app folder on the iPhone to your PC by using CopyTrans Apps. For the purpose download CopyTrans Apps on your computer

    Click to download CopyTrans Apps free BETA

  5. Install the program and run it on your PC. Connect the iPhone via the USB cable. The iPhone apps list on the left side of the window main window copyrans apps with app icons list

  6. Select Snaphack from the list of apps snaphack app selected in copytrans apps

  7. Click on “Advanced file browser” and then click on the “Documents” folder advanced file browser showing snaphack files and folders

  8. This is where you find the list of Snapchat photos and videos you received snapchat received videos and photos shown in snaphack app files

  9. Select the files and drag-drop them to any folder on your PC drag and drop snaphack photos and videos to pc folder

You can play the videos and view the photos directly on the PC. snapchat video and photos appear in computer folder

This is how to save Snapchat videos and photos to your computer.

Save Snapchat videos directly via CopyTrans Apps

Did you know that your iPhone keeps a temporary copy of the Snapchat videos you receive but didn’t yet open? You can save this temporary video file to the PC. This method of saving Snapchat videos is pretty elusive and we noticed that it didn’t work all the time. But you can always resort to the first method above instead.

  1. In the Snapchat app, single-short-tap the contact whose video you just received until you see the time the video was sent

    snapchat on iphone: tap to receive video

    Do not open the video. A temporary copy of the video is now saved to the iPhone memory

  2. To see the temporary video file, run CopyTrans Apps on your PC and connect the iPhone

  3. Once your iPhone apps list in the main CopyTrans Apps window, click on the Snapchat icon snapchat selected in main copytrans apps window

  4. Click “Advanced file browser” and navigate to the folder named “tmp” snapchat app files on iphone

  5. You should see a MOV file which is the last received Snapchat video on your iPhone. Drag and drop that file from the main CopyTrans Apps window anywhere on the PC transfer snapchat video from copytrans window to pc desktop

That’s it! The Snapchat video is now accessible on the PC. Note, that you can only do this video-saving trick with the last video you received. snapchat MOV video on computer desktop

This is how to save Snapchat videos and photos to PC.