Can You Upload Saved Photos or Videos to Snapchat?

The idea behind Snapchat is to capture what's happening in the moment and then send it by self-destructing photo or video format to your friends.

Unlike most other social apps, Snapchat doesn't include a function that lets you access your existing photos or videos stored on your phone so you can upload and share them. If you want to send a snap, you're stuck with snapping it or filming it directing through Snapchat and sending it.

Third-Party Workaround Apps Blocked

Several developers produced apps that worked around this function of Snapchat. However, Snapchat has banned third-party apps from accessing it, stating that it's a violation of the company's Terms of Use. The third-party apps developed to send stored images and videos are blocked and your account may be locked if you install them.

See more about why Snapchat blocked third-party apps.