How to save Twitter videos to iPhone


On the Twitter app, users can easily save photos from a tweet. Downloading videos from Twitter is a different story. As of this writing, there is no way to save a video from the Twitter app to iPhone. Many apps give the option of grabbing a video directly to the Photos app for later viewing or sharing. No such function exists in the official Twitter app. So how does one save a Twitter video to iPhone?

There are several workarounds that make it possible to download a Twitter video on iOS. Here are two methods to save Twitter videos for free.

Save Twitter videos in Safari

  1. Launch the Twitter app
  2. Tap the Share Tweet button -> Copy Link
  3. Launch Safari and open the link to Downloader for Twitter
  4. Paste the Tweet link
  5. Choose a video quality by tapping the correct Download button
  6. Tap Download to confirm
  7. Tap the blue download arrow in the Safari search bar
  8. Select Downloads -> Tap the video file
  9. Tap the Share Button -> Save Video
  10. The video will download to the Photos app

Grab Twitter videos with a Screen Recording

  1. First set up the Screen Recording button in Control Center.
  2. Open the Control Center and tap the Screen Recording button to start recording the screen
  3. Launch the Twitter app and play a video
  4. When the video is over, tap the status bar and stop Screen Recording
  5. Open the Photos app and edit your saved video