How To Download WhatsApp Status On Android

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With the new WhatsApp status update, users are now putting their WhatsApp status as photos, videos, and gifs. Unfortunately, if you like someone’s WhatsApp status, there is no option to save it to your smartphone. This is because WhatsApp cares about its users’ privacy. But don’t feel hopeless as in this tutorial I will take you through the tweak to download WhatsApp status and save it on your Android device gallery.

One way would be to take the screenshots. But this is not the feasible solution and will only work for photo status and not for videos and gif. To download videos, photos & gif’s WhatsApp status follow the below-mentioned methods.

1. Download WhatsApp Status On Android

With this method, you will be able to download all kinds of WhatsApp status like photos, videos and also GIFs. This solution is quite simple, just follow the below steps and you will have anyone’s WhatsApp status on your Android device gallery.

1) Open WhatsApp and select the Status tab.

The Status tab in Whatsapp

2) Tap on someone’s WhatsApp status of your contact whose status you want to download.

3) Now close WhatsApp app and open file manager on your Android device. You can download the file manager from Google Play Store if you do not have one.

4) I am using the default File Manager available on my phone. Open it and look for WhatsApp folder and tap on it.

download whatsapp status - whatsapp folder

5) Next, open Media folder as shown in the picture below.

View Anyone WhatsApp status without notifying them - media

6) Here comes the tweak, you may not be able to see “.Statuses” folder as it is always hidden. Tap on options and look for “Show hidden files.” It might show differently in your file manager as shown in the picture.

hide seen from whatsapp status

7) Now the “.Statuses” folder will appear. Tap on it and it will show the WhatsApp statuses of your contacts.

The “.Statuses” folder in Whatsapp

8) Next, you have to move this status to your Android device gallery. To do this, long press on that picture or a video and a list of options will appear. Just tap on copy option.

download whatsapp status - select photo

9) After this go back to the screen where you saw WhatsApp folder within the File Manager. On the same screen, look for the DCIM folder. Open it and paste the copied status. It is not necessary to copy the file inside the DCIM folder only.

copy whatsapp status to gallery -dcim
save whatsapp status - gallery paste

10) After this open the gallery on your Android device and navigate to the DCIM folder. Open it and there it is. You can see the downloaded WhatsApp status of your contact.

download whatsapp status - gallery

Note: The options in the File Manager may appear different than the above-mentioned steps. This procedure was done using the default file manager.

Also, you can get the help from the below video to download WhatsApp Status.

2. Download Status Using WhatsApp Story Saver Android App

After visiting WhatsApp and opening the desired status, you have to open this app. Post that, saving is a cakewalk, you just need to tap on the save icon. This app is free of unnecessary features and cuts straightly to the chase. That is what we sincerely liked about this app.

Status Story Saver for Whatsapp Free

Link: Play Store

Please let me know if you face any issue while downloading someone’s WhatsApp status or have any query.

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Akshay Thapliyal
Akshay Thapliyal is the Co-founder of TechUntold and mainly looks into the strategic planning at TechUntold. He also loves writing articles on apps & problems he faces related to tech. Follow him on:


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