How to download WhatsApp status in Android mobile

WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps and it is not only because of texting. There are other features available too like display pictures, WhatsApp status, calling, matters a lot to many users. Putting up status or stories on WhatsApp are in trend right now, just like putting up Facebook or Instagram stories. But what if you find a great video on someone’s WhatsApp status? Everybody knows how to take a screenshots of an image status but what about a video.

 How to download WhatsApp Status without any app

  •  First, Go to your system File manager or if you don’t have any, download EsFile Explorer from Google Play Store.
  •  Open the File manager and tap on the three-line menu icon at the top left corner in the app.
  •  Now, tap on the “Settings” and turn on the “show hidden files” option.
  •  Go to Internal storage >> WhatsApp >> Media >> Statuses.
  •  Every status that you have seen in the last 24 hours will show in WhatsApp media folder, you can tap on the desired image or video to view it.
  •  Long press on the image or video and move it to your desired location for example Camera, Downloads, WhatsApp images and so on.

The steps mentioned above can vary from one Android phone to another. In most of the File managers, you will find the WhatsApp media folder right on the apps main screen as soon as you open the app.

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.

  1.     Open WhatsApp and vew the statuses which you need to save/download.
  2.     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.
  3.     Download Status Saver from Play Store
  4.     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.
  5.     Select the images or videos which you want to save and tap on the Save icon ().
  6.     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.

All saved statuses will be accessible from within the app. If you need to access the folder directly, you can open your File Manager app and browse to Internal storage > Status Saver.

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