How to save a video message on Telegram
Since the first release of Telegram video messages, a question immediatly came up: how to save them to the gallery folder or any other location?
Let’s see how to do it on Android, iOS and other enviroments.
How to save a Telegram video message on Android
To grab your sent or received video message on Telegram for Android, simply open your favourite file manager and navigate into the following path:
Telegram -> Documents
Select all the video you need to grab, and copy/move them to your favourite folder, such as DCIM for the regular gallery.
This is a bit counterintuitive, because most of the people would expect to find the video messages in Telegram -> Video folder instead.
How to save a Telegram video message on iOS
To grab Telegram video messages on iOS it’s a little bit trickier.
You can’t do it using the official Telegram app, but you have a couple of other options:
- Try some unofficial, feature-packed Telegram clients, such as Telepal
- Continue the reading through the next sections of this article
How to save a Telegram video message using Telegram Web
Here it comes another really simple method to grab Telegram video messages:
- go to the Official Telegram Web page
- click on the play button on the video
- left click (or long press, if you are on a mobile) on the video while it is playing
- tap on Save video
- save the video into your favourite location
How to save a Telegram videomessage using Telegram Desktop
Very similar to the previous method, but it requires that you install Telegram Desktop on your PC or Mac:
- download the official Telegram client form here
- install it and login
- left click on the video message you want to save
- click on Save file with name
- Save the video into your favourite location
What about the “Save VideoMessages” Bot?
You may have noticed that there is also a Telegram Bot, called Save VideoMessages (link), to which you can forward your video messages in order to have them converted to a normal video file format.
From our tests, it didn’t perform very well; many times, videos weren’t converted at all, especially if not extremely short (8 seconds or more).
Moreover, forwarding all of your videos to a third-party bot should bring you some privacy concerns.
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