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How To Download Photos & Videos In WhatsApp Status On Android

If you are a WhatsApp user, you probably know what the status function in the app is. On this tab, you see texts, photos and videos posted by your contacts in the form of statuses.

It works in much the same way as Instagram’s Story feature, in which you add a status made up of text, photos and videos that lasts up to 24 hours.

If you use this feature a lot, you will probably want to sometimes download some of the photos and videos that people post to their WhatsApp statuses. Unfortunately, WhatsApp does not allow you to download any of these temporary status updates for your contacts by default. There is simply no way to do this in the application.

However, there are several ways on the internet to allow you to download these restricted photos and videos from your contacts’ WhatsApp statuses.

Download WhatsApp status photos and videos from hidden folder

By default, this feature downloads photos and videos from your contacts’ statuses to your device. What you see in the app is actually content that is stored in your phone’s memory.

If you could somehow access this location on your device, you could easily expand all of the status files to use them for other purposes.

WhatsApp actually hid this status folder on your device so you can’t access it. However, there is a workaround: show the folder and access all the content available in it.

The WhatsApp statuses you have selected will be copied to the directory of your choice and you can access them from there using any file management application on your device.

Now that the status is copied, even if the user deletes the status or the 24 hour period passes, you can still access its status on your device.

Use Status Saver to download WhatsApp Status photos and videos

If enabling the hidden folders option and manually downloading status seems too difficult for you, you have the option of using a third-party app to easily download statuses to your device.

Log into Status Saver, a free app on the Google Play store that lets you download WhatsApp statuses to your Android device with just a few taps. You don’t even need to open WhatsApp on your device as it automatically downloads WhatsApp statuses to the app and then lets you view and save them.

You can now use the Gallery app to view your downloaded photos and videos from WhatsApp statuses. These files now look like regular files that you have on your device.

Take a screenshot to save photos from WhatsApp status

If you want to download just a status photo, you can use the screenshot function on your device to save the photo to your phone.

Please note that this procedure will not upload a full resolution photo. It only captures your current screen where the photo is displayed.

  1. Open the WhatsApp status where the photo you want to download is located.
  2. Press the volume down button and the power button at the same time to take a screenshot.

If the shortcut for taking a screenshot is not suitable for you, chances are there is another shortcut on your phone for this task. There are actually several ways to take screenshots on Android devices and you can use one of them to accomplish your task.

Screen recording to save videos from WhatsApp status

WhatsApp status screenshot not working for video. In this case, you need a screen recorder.

The status you selected should now be available as a screen-recorded video on your Android device.

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