1. maflo5's Avatar
    I click on the icon in the lower left but all that comes up is to send it in Message or Mail or open in Dropbox or Evernote. No option to save to Camera Roll like I can for photos. Am I missing something? This started when I upgraded to iOS 7.1 on my iPhone 4.
    03-23-2014 08:52 PM
  2. kataran's Avatar
    First welcome to iMore

    Are you referring to .gifs or actual videos sent to you I don't have any videos to test in any of my iMessages but the moving pictures save just fine under save image

    Try sending your self the video and then you can save it


    iMore Ambassador -iPhone 5s
    03-23-2014 11:33 PM
  3. maflo5's Avatar
    Thanks for replying! I mean actual videos. I'm trying to save a video that my wife sent me of our son. She took it on her iphone. And I can't figure out how to iMessage myself.
    03-24-2014 08:26 AM
  4. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I've saved actual videos so I'm not sure what the difficulty is.
    To send yourself the video, press and hold on the message, when the menu popup up, select more and then forward. Address it to yourself and press Send.
    Another thing to do would be to set up a shared PhotoStream between your wife and you and she can put the video in the shared PhotoStream and it will show up on your device.
    03-24-2014 08:52 AM
  5. ritesh's Avatar
    All of above or you can even airdrop it ( if within range).
    03-25-2014 05:01 AM
  6. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    You guys are making this harder than it needs to be. Just tap the video then the options menu in the lower left ...Can't save videos sent in iMessage-img_5136-copy.png
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    03-25-2014 11:47 AM
  7. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    I have videos sentto me taken with iPhone sent via iMessage and I have them saved as videos they are called under camera roll under photostream.
    03-25-2014 12:02 PM
  8. hibzie75's Avatar
    The save video option isn't there! Any ideas why not?
    Can't save videos sent in iMessage-image1.png
    02-18-2016 10:44 AM
  9. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    The save video option isn't there! Any ideas why not?
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    No, no ideas! But what have you tried to fix this so far? Try these steps:
    1. Do a hard reset
    Hold the top or side power/sleep button and the home button at the same time until the Apple logo appears, then release.
    Don't work?
    2. Reset All Settings
    Reset All Settings
    Go to Settings >General >Reset >Reset All Settings. This resets to default everything in Settings, including notifications, alerts, brightness, and clock settings like wake up alarms.
    Don't work?
    3. You may need to restore your phone as new. Not from a back up.

    In the mean time, you can email the video to yourself and save it from there.
    02-18-2016 07:49 PM
  10. barbandjoe's Avatar
    Upgraded to IOS9.3 on iphone 6 and can' t save videos I receive in messages to my camera roll. Help
    03-26-2016 10:16 AM
  11. blehhhh's Avatar
    I click on the icon in the lower left but all that comes up is to send it in Message or Mail or open in Dropbox or Evernote. No option to save to Camera Roll like I can for photos. Am I missing something? This started when I upgraded to iOS 7.1 on my iPhone 4.
    Hi there. Don't press the arrow. the arrow is a forward button for you to send the video to other people. Instead press and hold the video and a tab will come up that says "copy, save or more" press save. 👌🏻
    07-09-2016 09:28 PM
  12. NOLPOLGAMER's Avatar
    I have an option to save to my camera roll but when I click on it and go to my camera roll it isn't there.
    01-27-2017 05:12 PM
  13. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I have an option to save to my camera roll but when I click on it and go to my camera roll it isn't there.
    How, exactly, are you trying to save it? Which phone and OS are you using?
    01-27-2017 06:51 PM

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