How Do I Save a Video From Messages to My Camera Roll?

Have you ever received a video in your Messages app that you just had to save to your Camera Roll? Maybe it’s a video of your child’s first steps or a hilarious clip from your friend’s vacation. Whatever the reason, saving a video from Messages to your Camera Roll is an easy process that can be done in just a few simple steps.

Step 1: Open the Messages App

The first step is to open the Messages app on your iPhone or iPad. Once you’ve done that, navigate to the conversation containing the video you wish to save.

Step 2: Locate the Video

Once you’ve found the conversation containing the video, locate the video by scrolling through the conversation. Videos will be indicated by a small play button icon.

Step 3: Tap and Hold on the Video

To save the video, tap and hold on it until a menu appears. This menu will give you several options including “Save”, “Copy”, and “Delete”. Tap on “Save” to save the video to your Camera Roll.

Step 4: Wait for Download to Finish

After tapping “Save”, wait for the download process to finish. This may take a few seconds depending on your internet connection and the size of the video file.

Step 5: Open Your Camera Roll

Once the download is complete, open your Camera Roll app and look for the saved video. It should be at the bottom of your most recent photos and videos.


  • If you have trouble locating a saved video, try using the search bar in your Photos app.
  • If you accidentally delete a saved video, don’t worry! You can easily download it again by following these same steps.
  • If you want to save multiple videos at once, you can tap and hold on each video in the conversation and select “Save” for each one.


Saving a video from Messages to your Camera Roll is a quick and easy process that can be done in just a few simple steps. Whether it’s for sentimental reasons or just for fun, you now know how to save your favorite videos to your Camera Roll with ease. So go ahead, start saving those special videos today!