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You can now record Snapchat videos on your iPhone, but it won't be a secret

You can now record Snapchat videos on your iPhone, but it won't be a secret

The new iOS 11 iPhone operating system comes with a ton of new features, among which a very useful screen recording functionality. And then there is Snapchat: the app that made a name for itself thanks to the disappearing, in-the-moment photos and videos that you can send with it.

But what if you really, really want to save a video sent to you on Snapchat?

Well, we tried using the iOS 11 screen recording functionality with Snapchat and it worked! All videos are promptly saved to the Photos app, but just don't expect to record those videos discreetly, without the person who sent them to you even knowing.


Snapchat displays a very visible notification saying that a video has been recorded. There is no way to roll back, of course: the video recipient will still have it and you cannot delete it on their device, but at least you will know.

How do you feel about this feature? Do you think that Snapchat should be able to override iOS 11 system features and disable screen recording?

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16 Comments

1. RevolutionA

Posts: 390; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

Even though little buggy, ios 11 is the best OS with ton of new features and will surely improve over the time.

8. matistight

Posts: 912; Member since: May 13, 2009

They got rid of the notification center. Its just a movable lock screen now. Thats not a new feature, that is just laziness.

2. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

meeh there is an android app that records without notifying... tq but no tq IOS

3. RevolutionA

Posts: 390; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

You need an app which slows those laggy droids. But apple has that in-built.

4. BlueVisionist

Posts: 23; Member since: Nov 07, 2016

you're funny

5. RevolutionA

Posts: 390; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

At least I'm, but you are only butt hurt

9. matistight

Posts: 912; Member since: May 13, 2009

Exactly, we are talking about recording out of the box, not with 3rd party apps.

6. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1511; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

This is more creepy than useful.

7. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 997; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Similar to Samsung's Smart Select and their Game Launcher Record option, wow Apple, so innovative

10. matistight

Posts: 912; Member since: May 13, 2009

Because texting and snapchat are games

11. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 997; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Any app an be deemed a "Game" with the game launcher

13. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Does Samsung's recording from game launcher notify as well?

12. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Does Samsung's recording from game launcher notify as well?

14. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 997; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

I actually don't know, I haven't tried it. I know with the older Notes you could use smart select and it wouldn't be detected.

15. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1511; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Because smart select isn't a screen shot, snapchat doesn't optimize for different android devices, and only detects screen shots and now video recording on iphone.

16. TMHKR

Posts: 202; Member since: Dec 08, 2012

Jesus Christ, why did I open this article (the photo beneath the title)... Dog ears are worse than all Phone Arena trolls combined, times ten.

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