WhatsApp introduced the status feature a few years ago. This WhatsApp feature was inspired by stories from Instagram and Facebook but the company didn’t really make it as popular as expected. Stories are one of the most popular features on Instagram today. WhatsApp allows users to share photos, videos and GIFs in the status.
It’s easy to upload WhatsApp status. All you have to do is go to the status section of the app, click on the camera icon there and you can either click on the photo / shoot a video or upload the media file directly from the phone’s gallery. Once the photo or video you want to share in the status has been uploaded, click the Send button.
What if you liked your friend’s WhatsApp status and wanted to download it? You must ask him / her to share the video in private chat, but if you do not want to ask, there is still a way to download the status. For a photo, you can always take a status screenshot, but what if it’s a video? It has a strategy that you can try.
Before we share the strategy you must note that WhatsApp does not provide an official option to download someone else’s status. Here’s a hack that lets you download someone else’s WhatsApp status video without them knowing.
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 in the upper left corner of the app
Step 3: Click on the settings option
Step 4: Turn on the toggle for the “Show hidden files” option
Step 5: Go to the file manager of your smartphone
Step :: Click Internal Storage Options> WhatsApp> Media> Status
Step 7: You will be able to check the status you saw in the folder. Click on the photo / video you are looking for
Step 8: Long press the status video you want to download and save it to your desired location.