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Instagram and Snapchat are the two one of the most popular apps that allow you to share your favorite photos and fun-loving videos with your friends. You can also explore awesome clips shared by other users. Unfortunately, there is no option to save videos or images in Instagram. Though Snapchat allows you to save your snaps, it doesn't let you save those fabulous shots shared by other users. So, is there no way to save photos/videos from other users on Instagram, Snapchat on iPhone and iPad?

While browsing through these social apps, I often come across stunning videos which I wish to save on my iOS device to watch them offline. Though there is no option to download them from within the app, there is a way to snap them. I have lately begun to use it to save those stunning clips quickly. Want to find out how it works? Follow this quick guide to get it done!

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How to Save Instagram & Snapchat Photos and Videos on iPhone

How to Save Photos & Videos from Instagram And Snapchat on iPhone and iPad

How to Save Photos/Videos from Instagram using InstaSave on iPhone and iPad

InstaSave allows you to save or repost Instagram photos and videos. You can delete or unlike multiple photos at one go. It also supports multiple accounts.

Step #1. Download InstaSave on your iOS device.

Step #2. Next, launch the app and log in using your Instagram account and password.

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Step #3. Next, while viewing any photo or videos from Home/Explore or Liked tab, tap on the Share button at the bottom right corner.

Select Image and Tap on Share Icon in Instasave iPhone App

Step #4. Now, tap on Repost.

Tap on Repost in InstaSave iPhone App

Step #5. Next, when downloading a video, you will get a popup saying “This app will process this video and copy caption. You will need to select it from the Camera Roll inside Instagram and paste the caption to repost it.”

Step #6. Tap on Repost to confirm.

Now, you can repost this video using the usual process or keep it in your photo library.

When saving a photo, you will get the option to Add it to your iCloud Drive, Dropbox or share it via other social apps.

Save Instagram Photo to Dropbox on iPhone

How to Save Snapchat Photos and Videos on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Launch Sanpchat on your iOS device.

Step #2. Now, tap on your tiny photo (the memory button) right below the shutter button.

Tap on Memory Button in Snapchat on iPhone

Step #3. Navigate to the snap you wish to save. Then, tap on the EDIT & SEND button.

Tap on Edit & Save in Snapchat Photo

Step #4. Next up, tap on the share button.

Tap on Share Button in Snapchat on iPhone

Step #5. Up next, tap on Save Video/Image button.

Save Snapchat Video on iPhone

What if you want to save the snap of other users? I would recommend you to take the screenshot of the image and then use the editing tools to smartly fine tune it.

How to Save Snapchat, Instagram, Vimeo Videos on iPhone and iPad Using Built-In Screen Recorder

There is no straightforward way to download Snapchat videos from other users. There were apps like SnapSave which allowed you to save shots from this social networking app, but many of them are no longer working. However, you can subscribe to SanpSave via its official website ($5 monthly) to easily download snaps.

With iOS 11, you can record your iPhone screen with ease thanks to a built-in screen recorder. So while viewing a video on any social app like Twitter, Snapchat or Instagram, record your device screen. Then, use the editing tool to fine the clip to your best liking. Agreed, it may not be up to the mark and involve some workaround, but I would recommend you to try out this neat method. (Check out: how to record screen on iPhone and iPad in iOS 11.)

Note: First, You need to add screen recorder to the Control Center. To do so, head over open Settings → Control Center → Customize Control Center. Follow through this complete guide to customize Control Center in iOS 11.

Step #1. Launch your favorite app or site from where you want to save the video. In this test, I'm going to save video from Instagram.

Step #2. Next, locate the video you want to download. For instance, tap on the Explore tab and navigate to the cool video.

Step #3. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to bring up the Control Center. Touch and hold on the screen recorder button. Then, you have the option to record the sound as well. To do so, touch and hold on the screen recording button → tap on the microphone button and tap on Start Recording.

Step #4. Next, play the video as usual.

Step #5. Once the video has been played, tap on the screen recording bar at the top and tap on Stop. You will get the confirmation that the screen recording video has been saved to the Photo Library.

Step #6. Next up, open Photos app. Then, tap on the video you have just recorded.

Step #7. Now, tap on Edit at the top right corner of the screen. Now, go ahead and trim the clip as usual. Just drag the handle inwards from both beginning and end. While dragging the trimming handle, make sure to check out the part you want to remove.

Step #8. Tap on Done at the bottom right corner.

Step #9. Finally, tap on Save as New Clip.

Since the edited video will as a video, you will not lose anything even if you haven't trimmed it properly.

Wrapping up

Now, make the most of these apps and tricks to save your favorite videos and pics from Instagram and Snapchat. Just in case you know any other smart ways to save them from these social networking apps, do let us know that in the comments below.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya is our editor-in-chief and reviewer who takes care of iGeeksBlog.com. He is passionate for wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.