Snapchat is by no means the powerhouse of the social media world that it used to be, but that doesn’t mean that it’s without its army of loyal users.
One of the most used features of the app is the ability to post stills and videos together into a Story which lasts for 24-hours before disappearing. We’re going to look at ways in which you can save or copy that story before it expires.
Some of the methods that we listing below for doing exactly this will immediately inform the user that you are trying to copy the Story, so be aware of that. Check out the various methods and see which one best fits your needs.
Screenshot the Story
This is the easiest and quickest way to make sure that you have a copy of the Story in question. Tap and hold on the screen to remove the name of the person who posted the Story and use the relevant button combination for your iPhone to capture the screenshot.
This method is easy but it does come with some glaring and obvious downsides. First of all, the owner of the Story will be made aware that you have screenshotted their content. Secondly, if the Story contains video-based media, then a screenshot clearly isn’t going to cut it. All screenshots taken will be saved in your Camera Roll.
Use QuickTime for Mac
If you really want to save that Story but don’t want to generate awareness of such activity, then you could use QuickTime for Mac to essentially mirror your device’s display and capture the recording on the Mac. Follow these steps to execute this process:
Step 1: Connect the iPhone in question to your Mac and launch the QuickTime app which lives within macOS.
Step 2: Select File and New Recording before selecting the arrow button next to the Record button and making sure that the source is set to your iPhone.
Step 3: Start the recording and watch through the Story in question. Once done, stop the recording. You will then be able to save and edit the video to your heart’s desire.
Use Another Device to Take a Picture/Video
This method really does smack of desperation but it will get the job done. If you really want to be in long-term possession of that Story, then you can use another mobile device to take photographs of the Story or use the video recording functionality on that device to record the video elements of the Story. You will then have a copy of that recording on that device.
If you have the Screen Recording functionality enabled on your device then you can invoke it and use it to launch the Snapchat app and record the full extent of the Story.
Be warned, this will work and will get you a recording of the Story in your Camera Roll but it will also work in a similar fashion to the screenshot in that it will alert the owner of the Story to your recording.
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