WhatsApp introduced Status feature a few years ago. This WhatsApp feature was inspired by Instagram’s and Facebook’s Stories but didn’t really get as popular as the company expected it to be. Stories is one of the most popular feature of Instagram available today. WhatsApp allows users to share photos, videos, and GIFs on Status. Also Read - WhatsApp removes this feature for Android, iOS users: Know details
Uploading a WhatsApp status is simple. All you need to do is, head to the Status section on the app, click on the camera icon there, and you can either click a photo/shoot a video or upload a media file straight from the phone’s gallery. Once the photo or video that you wish to share on Status is uploaded, click on the send button. Also Read - WhatsApp multi-device support available for Android, iOS users: How to enable the setting
What about if you like your friend’s WhatsApp status and want to download it? You can surely ask him/her to share the video on personal chat, but if you do not want to ask for it, there’s still a way to download the status. In case of a photo, you can always take a screengrab of the status, but what if it’s video? In that there’s a trick that you can try out. Also Read - How to send disappearing photos and videos on WhatsApp in a few simple steps
Before we share the trick, you must note that WhatsApp doesn’t provide an official option to download someone else’s status. Here’s a hack that will let you download someone else’s WhatsApp Status video without them knowing about it.
How to download WhatsApp Status (For Android)
Step 1: First download Google Files on Android smartphone from Google Play store.
Step 2: Then click on the menu icon at the top left corner in the app
Step 3: Click on the Settings option
Step 4: Turn on the toggle for “show hidden files” option
Step 5: Head to File manager of your smartphone
Step 6: Next click on internal storage option > WhatsApp> Media > Statuses
Step 7: In the folder, you will be able to check status that you have viewed. Click on the photo/video that you are looking for
Step 8: Long press on the status video that you wish to download and save it to your desired location.