WhatsApp new ‘status’ feature allows you to update your status with Live Photos, GIF Images, and videos. But, all these updates will get automatically deleted after 24 Hours. WhatsApp does not allow you to save these ‘Status – images & videos’ in your phone gallery.
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For any reason, if you want to save any Funny GIF Image or Video from any of your friends status, then what are the ways? Here we gonna explain 2 simple ways to get these updated status stories in your phone storage without rooting your phone.
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Save WhatsApp Status Story of Any Friend
Let’s check out 2 simple ways to save or download WhatsApp Story in your device:
Method 1: Getting Stories from Hidden Files
Whenever you open any images or run any video in WhatsApp, all these will get saved in your device local storage (in WhatsApp Media Folder). As you can easily navigate to your phone storage –> WhatsApp folder –> WhatsApp Media.
So, In the case when we see the status story of anyone, then it should also get saved on your phone? Yes, it gets saved but as a hidden file.
To get these hidden files, at first, you have to open Your File Manager such as ES File Explorer –> Tap on Menu icon –> Scroll down and Toggle ‘On’ the “Show Hidden Files” option. Now, navigate to your WhatsApp storage Folder –> WhatsApp Media Folder and at last, you can see a hidden folder named as “.Statuses”.
Open this folder and you will get all Pictures, GIF Image, and Videos, seen by you.
Method 2: Using “Story Saver For What’sap” App
“Story Saver for What’sap” is a lightweight app and it makes our work easier. Let’s see how to use it:
Step 1: First download and install Story Saver App from Google Play Store on your Android device.
Step 2: When you open this app, you will get 2 option “Recent Stories” and “Saved” with 2 categories “Pictures” and “Video” at the bottom side. First Tap on “Recent Stories” -> Choose “Pictures”/ “Video”
You will get a list of all Images or videos, Just Tap & Hold any picture or video, on the top right corner, save icon get appears, tap on it to save this media in your local storage.
So, Now you will not any status update of any of your friends. Use it and Enjoy 🙂 You would also like to know: