Messaging app WhatsApp introduced ‘Snapchat Stories’ like photo and video sharing feature back in 2017. Known as WhatsApp Status, the feature works in a similar way like the Snapchat Stories in which a shared photo or video gets deleted automatically after 24 hours. Sometimes, people want to save a status posted by their friends and family and start looking for a method that is just more than a screenshot. However, WhatsApp does not offer such features within the app and hence there comes the need for a workaround that allows users to save the photos and videos from WhatsApp Status. There are two ways to do this, either by using any file manager app or using dedicated third-party apps.
Method 1: Save WhatsApp Status using the File manager app
Step 1: Open WhatsApp and view the status.
Step 2: This will make a temporary copy of the image and video on the local storage.
Step 3: Open the File manager app.
Step 4: Head to the ‘Settings’ of the app and turn on the ‘Show hidden files’ option.
Step 5: Navigate to the WhatsApp > Media > ‘.Statuses’.
Step 6: Copy the photos and videos you want to save and paste it to another folder.
Method 2: Using a third-party app
There are several apps available specifically designed to copy WhatsApp Status files such as Status Saver, etc. Download the app and it will automatically fetch all the files, hit the Save button to store the file on the device.