Where Are Snapchat Photos Saved on iPhone

When you save a Snapchat photo to your phone, it gets saved into the “Memories” folder in the Snapchat app by default. However, you can adjust this if you’d rather save them to somewhere else like your Camera Roll.

Snapchat is one of the best apps for sending and receiving photos/videos, as well as keeping in touch with friends and family. If you take a particularly good photo or video and want to keep it, there’s an option to save the photo. But when you save a photo on Snapchat, where does it go?

Whether you want to send it to someone else, or just be able to view it in the future, knowing the end destination of these saved photos is a good idea. Keep reading to learn more about where Snapchat photos are saved, and how you can change the destination if you desire.

Key Takeaways

  • When you save a Snapchat photo, it’s saved to Memories by default. You can easily view your Memories folder right in the Snapchat app.
  • If you want to change where Snapchat photos are saved, you can do so in your settings.
  • You can also save the Snapchat photos that others sent you, either by saving them to chat or screenshotting them. However, if you screenshot a photo on Snapchat, keep in mind that the person who sent it will be notified that you did so. 

Where do Snapchat Photos Get Saved on iPhone

By default, when you save a Snapchat photo on an iPhone, it is saved in the Memories folder in your Snapchat app. It’s easy to access your Memories in Snapchat, simply by entering the app and swiping up when you’re on the camera screen.

Also, any photos saved in the Memories folder are stored on Snapchat’s servers and thus don’t take up any storage space on your iPhone. However, you can also change it so that photos saved on Snapchat are automatically saved to your Camera Roll.

How to Change Where Snapchat Photos Are Saved

If you want to change the destination where your Snapchat photos get saved, the process is incredibly easy. Begin by opening the app and clicking on your Bitmoji in the upper left hand corner of the screen to access your profile.

In your profile, click the gears icon in the upper right hand corner of the screen to view your settings. In the settings menu, scroll down to Memories. Then, click the Save Button option under Save Destinations.

This should be set to Memories by default, but you can instantly change it to either Camera Roll or Memories & Camera Roll.

It’s really up to you where you decide to store photos in the app, in your camera roll, or in both places. Photos saved in your camera roll are easier to access, but take up valuable storage space on your device.

Keeping saved photos in Snapchat prevents them from hogging storage space, but requires entry into an app to view, share, or save elsewhere.


Here are a few commonly asked questions about this topic, as well as their answers.

Can I get back a Snapchat photo I’ve recently deleted?

If you recently deleted a Snapchat photo, there are a few ways to try and get them back. You can check your Memories folder to see if it’s there, check your “Recently Deleted” folder, revert to a previous backup where you had the photo, or use a data recovery tool.

Can I save Snapchat photos that other people have sent?

Yes, you can. You need to save the photo in chat by long pressing your screen when viewing a Snap, and choosing “Save in Chat”. However, only photos set to no limit can be saved in this way.

Once the photo is in the chat, it can be saved by pressing and holding the photo and choosing the Save option. You can also screenshot a photo that others send, but keep in mind that they’ll be notified when you do so.

Final Thoughts

Snapchat continues to be one of the best apps for sending and receiving messages and photos. If you save a Snapchat photo, it will generally be saved in your Memories folder. However, it’s easy to change this so they automatically save to your Camera Roll if you prefer.

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