how to download whatsapp status videos

How to download whatsapp status videos

WhatsApp is not just about texting anymore, several new features like WhatsApp status, display pictures also matter a lot to the users. Just like Instagram stories, Facebook stories, putting up WhatsApp stories are also in trend. But what if you see a really funny video or a great picture on someone's WhatsApp status? Of course, you can take a screenshot of the image but what about a video? Let's dive into this feature today and see how can we download someone else's WhatsApp status on our smartphone.

How to download WhatsApp Status on your Android smartphone

Step 1: Download Google Files on your android smartphone

Step 2: Tap on the menu icon at the top left corner in the app

Step 3: Tap on "Settings" and turn on the toggle in front of "show hidden files"

Step 4: Go to File manager of your device

Step 5: Internal storage>WhatsApp>Media>Statuses

Step 6: All the status that you have viewed will show in the folder, tap on the desired image or video

Step 7: Long press on the selected item and save it to your desired location for example camera, WhatsApp images, downloads and so on

These steps can differ from one Android device to another. In most of the cases, you will find the WhatsApp media folder right on the screen as soon as you open the File manager.

Save/Copy WhatsApp “Status” Photos and Videos

There are two ways to save the WhatsApp Statuses easily. The first way is using a dedicated app. However, if you need to save the image statuses occasionally, then you can follow the manual way. Both of them are explained in detail below:

Save status files manually (using File Manager)

WhatsApp saves the status files (photos/videos) locally on the phone. But these are erased after 24 hours. So, what you can do is to copy them out of the temporary folder and save them to a safe location. Here’s how:

Note: You will need a File Manager app to perform this. Most phones (like from Samsung, LG, Sony, Xiaomi, and OnePlus) have it installed by default. You can find it by looking for an app named “Files” or “File Manager”. If there is none (like on Nokia Android phones), you can download and use Solid Explorer or ES File Explorer.

View the status which you want to save. This will make a temporary copy of the same on the phone’s storage.
Open your File Manager app – Files, File Manager, Solid Explorer; etc.
Enable “show hidden files”.
You need to open the settings of your file manager and set it to show hidden files. Solid Explorer users can follow this guide to enable hidden files.
Navigate to the WhatsApp folder – Internal storage > WhatsApp > Media > .Statuses.
Copy the photos/videos which you want to save.
Paste them into a different folder.
That’s it! The copied photos or videos will be stored forever. You can access them later by opening the folder where it was copied to.

Save status files using a dedicated app
You can avoid the complexity and rely on a 3rd party app to save your friend’s WhatsApp Status. The app will automatically collect the statuses which you have seen and show them in an organized manner.

Open WhatsApp and vew the statuses which you need to save/download.
Open Play Store on your Android and install – Status Saver. You can also click on link below to open it in your browser/Play Store.
Download Status Saver from Play Store
Allow the app to access photos, media and files on your device. Because that’s how the app will read the storage to collect WhatsApp Status images.
Select the images or videos which you want to save and tap on the Save icon ().
Images or videos which you save will be stored to the internal storage of your phone.
That’s it! You have just saved your freind’s WhatsApp status/story and it will be kept forever.

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