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How to Record Video on Snapchat As Long As You Want

Snapchat is a poplar multimedia messaging app that provides a fast and fun way to share moment with friends and families. You can easily talk with friends, view live stories and explore news in Discover.

This smart app shows pictures and messages in a short time before they are inaccessible to their recipients. The built-in camera lets you record 10 seconds of video at a time. So here comes the question: How to record longer videos on Snapchat?

If you have the same confusion and want to record longer videos, you can read the post to find simple solutions to record Snapchat videos on iOS and Android devices as long as possible.

How to Record on Snapchat

Part 1. How to Record Short Videos on Snapchat

Snapchat is a messaging app that allows you to capture videos, add filters, text and stickers. You can also save it to your Photos before sharing the story video to friends. Here are simple steps to record the Snapchat videos and share it to your Snapchat Story on iPhone or Android devices.

Step 1 Open the Snapchat app on your iOS or Android devices, and press the Clear circle icon at the bottom. You can only capture a 10-second video within the app.

Step 2 Tap the captured video and drag the slider to trim the video. You can add filters, text, draw notes to the video.

Step 3 Then tap the Save icon to save your Snapchat video to Camera Roll, or tap the Story icon to add the snap to your Story.

Record Short Snapchat Video

Note: The Snapchat Story will be available to friends for only 24 hours. You can’t save the story videos of your friends.

Part 2. How to Record Snapchat Video Hands Free on iPhone

If you have a assistant recording tool like a tripod, having to hold the record button makes it difficult to get the snapshot you are going for. In this part, we will show you methods to record video on iPhone without holding the record button all the time.

Step 1 Enable Assistive Touch

On your iPhone, go to Settings >Accessibility >Touch >AssistiveTouch to toggle it on.

Enable Assistive Touch

Step 2 Create a new gesture

Scroll down to Create New Gesture..., tap or swipe to create a custom gesture. Tap Save and name the new gesture.

Create New Gesture

Step 3 Record Snapchat hands free

Then open Snapchat app on your iPhone, and tap the Clear circle icon >Customize. Drag the Snapchat Record button over the Clear circle icon. Hit the record button on Snapchat and lease your finder, then it will record the Snapchat video automatically.

Record Snapchat Video iPhone

Part 3. How to Capture Snapchat Video on Android without Hands

Does Android devices have built-in hands-free features? The assistive touch is not available on Android, but you can install a third-party APK - Assistive Touch for Android to free your hands. An easier way to capture videos in Snapchat without hands is simply using a rubber band.

Step 1 Wrap the rubber band around the volume up button on your Android phone, which can trigger the prompt for recording.

Step 2 Open the Snapchat on Android phone and make sure the rubber band doesn’t cover the power button.

Step 3 Press the volume up button over the rubber band. Then the Snapchat recording will be started automatically. (Still want to record Instagram video?)

Rubber Band Android

Part 4. Alternative Way to Record Video on Snapchat

If you want to find the stories posted on Snapchat official website, a desktop Screen Recorder will help you a lot. Apeaksoft Screen Recorder gives you the most professional way to record any screen activities and take screenshot on your Windows computer and Mac.

Apeaksoft Screen Recorder

  • Record online Snapchat stories and save them in multiple video formats.
  • Annotate the recorded Snapchat video with text, arrow, highlight and more.
  • Record online videos and movies from Twitch, YouTube, Dailymotion, Hulu, etc.
  • Customize the recording area and select the audio source freely.
Download for WinDownload for Mac

Step 1 Select recording area

Click the Free Download button to download and install Apeaksoft Screen Recorder. Click “Video Recorder”, and click “Customize” > “Select region/window” to select the region directly.

Fixed Region

Step 2 Adjust audio settings

Before recording, you can select the audio source from System Sound or Microphone. Keep the “System Sound” option toggled on.

Microphone Andsound

Step 3 Start recording

You can set some general settings by clicking the Record setting icon. After that, you can click the red “REC” button to start recording the Snapchat stories you like on its website.


Part 5. FAQs of recording video on Snapchat

How do you video yourself on Snapchat?

To capture a video of your own, you need to tap the Flip camera icon to capture yourselft in Snapchat. Then press and hold your finger on the circular capture button to start recording a video.

How do you save someone else’s Snapchat video?

You can’t save other’s Snapchat video directly from Snapchat. But you can use the screen recording feature on your iPhone or Android to save other’s Snapchat video.

How do you secretly screenshot on Snapchat?

You can take your screenshot on Snapchat but keep internet access turned off. Then tap the Settings > Clear Cache > Clear All to remove the Snapchat cache.


In this article, we mainly introduced how to record Snapchat videos with or without hands on iPhone or Android devices. Apeaksoft Screen Recorder is a professional recording tool for desktop to capture online videos, record conference, tutorials, games, lectures and more without any difficulty.

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