The way that mobile communications have evolved over the past few years is nothing short of amazing. Most of the people today use instant messaging apps as their primary source of communication, with even text messaging seeming to have dropped the ball.
Those who are not using IM apps are using the likes of Snapchat. This is a shiny new app that has made itself extremely popular among the young masses in no time. The differentiating feature of Snapchat is that it lets users send each other pictures and videos that are temporary. In other words, you can only see the received content once and after that it deletes itself permanently.
Or so they say.
Saving Someone’s Snap
While Snapchat touts its security and says that it is temporary, there are some ways users have been able to secretly save a received snap. The whole premise of using the app is that it’s temporary, and users seem to send all sorts of embarrassing videos and photos of themselves because of this feature.
However, as mentioned earlier, it is possible to save someone’s snap on your phone permanently so that you can embarrass a close friend later on. All in the name of good fun, of course.
The Unconventional Ways
The first way to saving a Snapchat photo is to just take a screenshot while it’s being viewed. However, this sends a notification to the sender and your secret is not a secret anymore.
You can also manually record your phone’s screen using another camera while a photo or video is being played. If that doesn’t sound good enough, you can then plug your phone into your computer and dig deep into the file system to find unopened snaps.
The Easier Way
If all of that seems like too much work, then simply use a Snapchat spy app on your phone. These apps are designed to secretly allow you to save high quality snaps directly onto your phone without the sender finding out. Most of these apps allow you to save both videos and photos. While they all differ one way or the other, most do the same thing. Some will allow you to save snaps only before you open them on Snapchat, while others are full-fledged Snapchat clients where you can directly watch the snaps and even send them as with the official app.
So no matter what your reason to wanting to save someone’s snaps on your phone, Snapchat spy apps are there to help you do that without much hassle.