Snapchat is a service that allows smartphone users to send videos and photos to each other. A disadvantage of Snapchat is that you can only view videos and photos for a certain time before they disappear. However, with the new update of the service it is possible to see photos and videos again. By downloading an app, you can save Snaps to your device and look back later.
Method 1 of 2: Using the Replay feature
Step 1. Update the service
Update your Snapchat to at least version 6.1.0. In this version the Replay feature can be used, with this feature you can see one Snap per day. Go to the app store and update your Snapchat.
- Please refer to the Android App guide for further information.
- See articles on updating iOS apps for more information.
Step #2. Open Snapchat
First check whether you are using the most recent version, open the app via the Home screen of your device.
Step #3. Open the Inbox
You do this by rubbing the screen from left to right.
Step 4. Open the 'Settings' menu
Tap the icon in the top right corner, this will open the Settings menu of the app.
Step 5. Press 'Manage' under 'additional services'
Here you can see all the features available in the newer version of the app.
Step 6. Turn on the Replay option
You can do this by sliding the slider with your finger from off to on.
Step 7. View a Snap
You can only open Snaps you've already seen. When you receive a Snap, you have to press it long (for videos) and twice briefly (for photos) to open the message.
Step 8. Play a Snap again
Open the message again. A pop-up will ask you if you want to see the message again, press this to see the video or photo again. You can only view a Snap twice a day, and you can only view each Snap twice.
Method 2 of 2: Apps to save Snaps with
Step 1. Download an app that allows you to save Snaps
There are a number of apps for Android and iOS systems that allow you to save unopened Snaps so that you can view them indefinitely later. The other person will not be notified that you have saved the Snap. A few examples of these types of apps are:
- Snap Seeker (Android)
- SnapBox (iOS)
- Snapkeep (iOS)
Step 2. You are not allowed to open the Snap you want to save
The app will only work if the Snap to be saved is still unopened. Make sure to save the Snap before opening the Snap in Snapchat, as you cannot save the Snap after it has been opened.
Step 3. Log in and open the app
When you open the app, you will be prompted to log in with your Snapchat information. If you do that, the opened session via the Snapchat app will expire, so if you want to respond via Snapchat you will have to enter your login details again.
Step 4. Select the Snap you want to save
If you open the Snapsave app and log in here, you will see a list of unopened Snaps. Select the Snap you want to save and download it, you can now view this Snap whenever you want with your Photos app.
Step 5. Sign back into Snapchat
Once you've saved the Snap, you can reopen it to respond to the Snap.