How to Save WhatsApp Status Video and Pictures on iPhone and Android

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Ever since WhatsApp introduced Snapchat-like status updates back in February, people have been looking for ways on how to save WhatsApp status video and pictures. The Status-update feature was greeted with mixed feelings at first as expected but a lot of people seem to have embraced the development.

Every day, millions of people update WhatsApp status with pictures and interesting video contents; one can’t help but laugh at some of these hilarious updates. Ever since, the thirst for knowledge to save WhatsApp status videos and pictures have increased, few have found a way around this but most people still have to ask their contacts who uploaded these Statuses to send to them. What if you could actually save these videos and pictures yourself?

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How to Save WhatsApp Status Video and Pictures on iPhone/Android

Method 1 – Android

WhatsApp stores all status videos and pictures you’ve viewed on your phone in a particular which you cannot find. After a while, these photos and videos disappear from the folder and you have to act fast after viewing them to actually save them permanently on your device. To know how to save WhatsApp status video and pictures, follow the steps outlined below:

  • Download File Manager for Android and install on your devices.
  • Open the File Manager, tap on the menu and go to Settings. Scroll down and toggle off the Hide system files button to the left.
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  • The hidden folders and files can now be seen. WhatsApp stores your viewed Status Videos and Pictures in one of these folders.
  • Enter your phone’s memory from the File Manager and locate a folder named WhatsApp. Navigate to Media and tap on the .Statuses
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  • The .Statuses folder contains the recent Statuses you’ve viewed as shown below.
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  • Since the folder is hidden naturally, you need to move the status videos and pictures you want to save permanently on your phone to a folder that is not hidden, i.e. picture or videos folder.

Method 2 – Android

Status Saver app developed by the guys from Status let’s save Whatsapp status pictures and videos directly to your phone without stress. Download the app from Google Play here.

  • You need to view status from your contact first to use the app.
  • Open the Status Saver app and tap on the status (video or picture) you want to save.
  • Tap on the “+” button.
  • Tap on the Download icon (arrow facing down) to download. You can also share with friends using the Share button (first icon)

Status Saver will not save your personal information or share your data with anyone.

How to Save WhatsApp Status Videos and Pictures on iPhone

Method 1 – iOS

To do this you must have a BuildStore subscription, we shall discuss further.

  • Uninstall the Original WhatsApp on your iPhone.
  • Register your iPhone on BuildStore.
  • Open your Safari browser and click here to install WhatsApp ++.
  • Open WhatsApp++ and register with a valid phone number.
  • Go to WhatsApp stories section.
  • Tap on the button in the top right corner to download, select where to save afterwards.

Method 2 – iOS

WhatsApp Pocket is a data recovery software which has the feature to let you save WhatsApp status videos and images. It works as a desktop app and is available for download on Windows and Mac.

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  • Download WhatsApp Pocket and Install on your MacBook.
  • Run the app and connect your iPhone/iPad to your computer.
  • On WhatsApp Pocket, select your device and start scan. Wait till scan is finished.
  • WhatsApp chats will be displayed, including files such as images, videos from your contacts Status updates.
  • Click and Preview on the WhatsApp chats, status you want.
  • Click on “Export Attachement” button and choose where to save.

That is how to save WhatsApp Status videos and pictures on iPhone and Android.

Posted by Biodun

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  1. Please there’s no show hidden files on iOS , just tried it now and it’s not working.. I can’t find any option to download Whatsapp videos on my iPhone..

  2. No more begging people to send me their pics, video or gif on the WhatsApp status, just with my WhatsApp status saver I can get it …All thanks to you

  3. This’s really nice post but there’s no need to save WhatsApp video status there are lots of apps on google play store and we can download and share a new videos status for our WhatsApp & facebook profile. Thanks for sharing with us

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  5. Biodun, very goo efforts to post this blog.
    I am amazed by this trick because as far as I know, we can’t save WhatsApp status videos and images directly on our device. However, I would like to implement this and I am sure that this would work. Anyway, thanks much for sharing.

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