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How to Save Snapchat Messages for 24 Hours?

Save Snapchat Messages

Snapchat is the most popular instant messaging app known for its quickly disappearing snaps and text messages feature. However, certain users including me used to avoid Snapchat when it comes to an important conversation because this app deletes messages and pictures after recipients viewed them.

Fortunately, Snapchat has extended this time frame to one whole day in the latest update of the app. It means now users can save Snapchat messages for 24 hours automatically. Besides it, I will also share one trick that lets you save Snapchat conversation forever with you.

Can I Save Snapchat Chats Automatically?

To save your Snapchat text messages automatically for 24 hours, you and your recipient should have the latest Snapchat app. Tap on the user profile photo, click on three dots and select Delete Chats. Now select 24 Hours After Viewing from the pop-up and your messages will be deleted after a day.

Messaging is fun with Snapchat as it has some great features like some cool camera effects, Bitmoji, and it allows you to chat while playing games with your friend.

But, quickly disappearing messages seem disappointing for people who are using Snapchat for business purposes. As they have some important conversation that needs to be accessed later on time and thus they need a platform that allows them to save their chats for a longer time.

Snapchat seems aware of this issue and thus they introduced a new feature in the latest update that allows users to save their text messages for a whole day.

How to Save Snapchat Messages for 24 Hours?

To save Snapchat conversation for 24 hours automatically, follow the below steps –

  1. Open the Snapchat app on your phone
  2. Go to Chatbox
  3. Search for a Friend you are trying to save the conversation
  4. Tap on the Profile Photo of your friend
  5. Tap on Three Dots and select Delete Chats
  6. From the pop-up, select 24 Hours After Viewing option   
Save Snapchat Messages for 24 Hours
Steps to Save Snapchat Messages for 24 Hours

Now, all the conversations with that particular contact will be deleted after a day.

Is There a Way To Save Snapchat Text Messages Forever?

What if have a conversation that you want to keep with you on Snapchat forever? Then, archiving conversation would be the solution. It allows you to save Snapchat messages for a longer period of time with you.

Below are the steps to archive Snapchat messages –

  1. Open the Snapchat Conversation you are trying to save
  2. Tap and hold down on the message you want to save
  3. From the pop-up, select Save in Chat.
Steps to Save Snapchat Text Chat Forever
Steps to Save Snapchat Text Chat Forever

Note: There is a shortcut to it, just tap on the message and it will be archived.

Done, do the same for all text messages you want to save for a longer time on Snapchat. All the archived messages will be visible to both sender and receiver but the sender can unarchive them only.

Wrapping it up…

In brief, this is how to save Snapchat messages according to your requirements. If the conversation is not that important then let it stay with you at least for one day, or archive them to save forever.

The only thing you need to be aware of is that when you save any message it will send a notification to the other recipient.