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Guide – Backing Up Camera Roll to Snapchat In the Right Way

Liza Brown
Liza Brown Originally published Nov 10, 22, updated Nov 10, 22

Many people haven't backed up their camera roll to Snapchat due to the default settings. If you want to save each photo or video from your device on the Snapchat cloud, backing up the camera to the Memories is necessary. By doing so, you cannot lose important photos or videos from your phone.

If you change the default settings of the Memories created from the camera roll, Snapchat will automatically create a backup of your Memories. In this regard, this article will guide you on how to back up the camera roll to Snapchat in the easiest way.

In this article
  1. Part 1: Backing up automatically - Creating Snapchat Stories from your Camera Roll
  2. Part 2: How to Backup your Camera Roll to Snapchat without Creating Stories
  3. Part 3: How to Check Your Backup Progress
  4. Part 4: How to Turn On the Smart Backup
  5. Part 5: FAQs

Part 1: Backing up automatically - Creating Snapchat Stories from your Camera Roll

If you don't want to alter the settings of your camera roll, this part will offer you an easy method. Through this method, you can create Snapchat stories from the camera roll directly. By doing so, you can instantly save the camera roll photos to your Snapchat without backing up. To make a Snapchat story from your camera roll, read the following instructions:

Step1 Open your Snapchat and swipe up from the bottom. Head to the Camera Roll section and select any photo.

access camera roll

Step2 After selecting a particular photo or video, hit the "Arrow" icon. Afterward, tap on the "My Story" option to create a story. For confirmation, press the "Arrow" icon again. This will create a Snapchat story instantly from your Camera Roll.

tap on arrow icon

Part 2: How to Backup your Camera Roll to Snapchat without Creating Stories

In Snapchat, you can only save the camera roll videos having a maximum of 10-second length. It indicates that you cannot save the camera roll videos which exceed the 10-second limit. Furthermore, there are various ways that enable you to make a Camera Roll backup on Snapchat. In this part, we will guide you on how to save a Camera roll photo or video on Snapchat without creating a story. Also, these steps are applicable on both Android and iOS devices:

Step1 After opening your Snapchat app, open your Memories by swiping up. Proceed to your "Camera Roll" section and long-press on any picture. This will let you select any photo or video on your Camera Roll.

open camera roll pictures

Step2 Once you have selected the picture, choose the "Create Story" option. Afterward, tap on the "Save Story" option, which will save the camera roll picture in the Memories section.

press save story button

Part 3: How to Check Your Backup Progress

To ensure a complete backup of your Memories on Snapchat, a stable Wi-Fi connection is mandatory. That's why make sure to connect your phone with a stable and strong internet connection. Moreover, if you have chosen multiple photos or videos from the Camera Roll, you can save them as a story on Snapchat. However, if you want to save individual images, you will need to make their backup separately in Memories. To check your backup progress on Snapchat, navigate to the following steps:

Step1 Once you have opened your Snapchat, tap on your Bitmoji icon. From there, proceed to the "Settings" by tapping on the gear icon.

open snapchat settings

Step2 Scroll down a little to find the option "Memories." Afterward, you can see the option "Backup Progress." If you can see the word "Complete," it means that your Memories are backed up completely. If not, connect your phone to a stable Wi-Fi connection.

check the backup progress

Part 4: How to Turn On the Smart Backup

A Smart Backup is an advanced option on Snapchat that lets you back up memories automatically. If you enable this feature, Snapchat will automatically create a backup through a stable internet connection. This feature allows you to easily access your Memories even if you reinstall Snapchat on another device. Moreover, you can save your phone's storage by saving photos or videos in Memories. To activate the Smart Backup feature, read the below instructions:

Step1 After opening Snapchat, head to its "Settings." In the Settings menu, locate the option "Memories."

choose memories option

Step2 After tapping on Memories, you can see various options. Among multiple options, turn on the toggle of "Smart Backup." Thus, Snapchat will automatically back up your Memories through this activated feature.

enable the smart backup

Part 5: FAQs

1. How to Backup Memories to Camera Roll on Snapchat?

Open your Snapchat and head to its "Memories." From the "Snaps" section, select any snap that you want to save to Camera Roll. After choosing the snap, hit on the "Arrow" icon. Under the "Share Elsewhere" heading, press the "Download" icon. This will immediately save the snap on your Camera Roll.

2. How to Backup Pictures in Both Memories and Camera Roll?

To initiate, tap on your "Bitmoji" icon on Snapchat. Head to "Settings" and choose "Memories" from the displayed options. Afterward, tap on the "Save Button" option under the heading "Save Destinations." In the "Save Button" menu, you can tap "Memories and Camera Roll" to backup pictures in both sections.

3. How to Get My Story Snaps to Auto-Save to Memories?

The process to auto-save the stories to Memories is quite simple. For this, open the "Settings" of Snapchat and head to the "Memories" option. Under the heading called "Save Destination," tap on "Auto-Save My Story Snaps." Once done, enable the option "Auto-Save to Memories." Thus, your Snapchat stories will be automatically saved to your Memories.

Wrap Up

Snapchat allows you to save the captured pictures and videos in their Memories. By doing so, you can save your device's storage space easily. Moreover, you can access the saved snaps in Memories by logging into your Snapchat from any device. That's why this article has offered a well-described guide on how to back up the camera roll to Snapchat in a simple way.

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Liza Brown
Liza Brown Nov 10, 22
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