WhatsApp status is a great way to share your thoughts with everyone on your contact list. People often update their status with nice videos or pictures. Most people would like to download and save the WhatsApp status images and videos for later use if the content is interesting, even me.
But one of the limitations of WhatsApp is that it does not allow its users to directly save people’s statuses on the platform. A benefit that prevents others from directly downloading “statuses” to ensure confidentiality.
WhatsApp does not have a built-in option to save the status.
However, of the two methods presented here in this article, you can save the statuses of your WhatsApp contacts. You can use these methods on rooted and unrooted Android devices.
Methods to save WhatsApp image or video statuses
Method 1: use .Statuses Folder
You can save and download the status on WhatsApp without any application and here are the steps to follow:
Open WhatsApp and go to the “Status” tab to view the status you want to save first.
Now go to your File Manager > the WhatsApp > Media folder.
The Media folder contains a hidden folder called “.Statuses” that stores all the statuses you have opened.
Since this is a hidden file, you must know how to open it before you can see the folder. If you do not know how to view hidden files and folders on android, or if you need help to do so, check out this article: How to show hidden files/folders on Android.
Once you open the “.Statuses” folder, you will see the statuses there.
You can now see all of WhatsApp’s status media, including all the images and audio files that you may have viewed before. If you want to save the WhatsApp status image and other people’s videos to your smartphone and make it visible in the Gallery or Video folder application, you must make a copy of it and save in a visible folder. If you want to turn them into WhatsApp status of yours, tap Share > Choose WhatsApp > Status.
Note: The status is automatically deleted after 24 hours. Thus, it will not be available in the folder permanently.
I suggest you copy the status and move it to another folder on your Android device, your cloud or your computer.
Once you’ve moved the status to another folder on your Android device, you will be able to see it in the gallery.
Method 2 : Using third-party applications
Many third-party apps and tools are available on Google Play Store to help you directly save WhatsApp statuses without any hassle. Just choose the specific status and select “Save” to import the files into your gallery.
Note: The official WhatsApp team does not release any of these applications and we I am not responsible for any security breaches resulting from their use. It is therefore recommended to use the first method, but if you care less about security and want to save time, this step is for you.
Here are some of the favorite and reliable WhatsApp Status Saver applications for Android operating system:
Story Saver for WhatsApp
Status Save Pro For WhatsApp
Example, using the ”Status Saver” application.
View the status you want to save on Whatsapp.
Install and open the “Status Saver” application.
Provide permission for the application.
Now the app will show you the status. The “Images” tab contains the image statuses and the “Videos” tab contains video statuses.
To save the WhatsApp status, press and hold the one you want. Click on the “Save” icon at the top.
Alternatively, you can save it by tapping on the one you want, pressing the “+” sign and choosing the “Save” option.
The statuses you save will be stored in the folder in your gallery.
Both methods do the job. You can choose the one you prefer.
I hope this article will help you understand how you can save and download the WhatsApp status images and videos on Android smartphones. It is very important to protect the privacy of others as others do to yours. So, ask your friends before you start saving them all in one set.
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