How to Save WhatsApp Status

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There are a lot of reasons why you’d want to save a picture or video on a WhatsApp status. Could be because you find it funny or maybe because you want to have the picture of that guy or girl you’re into but are too afraid to ask.

Whatever the reason is, you’ve come to the right place, I’ll be your partner in crime.

My name is Shaibu and you’re on Shu’s Techs. The website where I do the research and you get the results.

Today, I’m going to show you how to download or save WhatsApp status videos and pictures, so let’s begin.

There are two ways to do this, the “manual” way and the… you guessed right if you said “automatic”… well, sort of automatic way.



All phones come with File Managers, but not all File Managers allow you to see hidden files. To make sure we’re on the same page, you should download Easy File Explorer using this link.

So after downloading and installing the application, launch it.

If you get a pop up that says “Allow Easy File Explorer Pro to access photos, media, and files on your device?” tap “ALLOW”.


This just gives the app the permission to “see” the files on your phone.

Okay, so after clicking Allow, you’re going to tap the 3 vertical dots on the top right and tap “Settings”.


Look at the last section labelled “Storage Options” and tap “Folder”.


Now, tap the little switch on the right where you see “Show hidden files” and it should turn blue (if you haven’t changed the appearance of the app).


Congratulations, you’ve just passed the hardest part.

Now tap your back button twice to go back to the Home interface. Tap “Internal Storage” and scroll down till you find “WhatsApp”. This is the folder where all your WhatsApp files exist.


Open up the folder by tapping it and then tap “Media”, you should see a folder labeled “. Statuses” without the quotes.

The dot that comes before the word “statuses” makes it a hidden folder. But since we “show hidden files”, we can see it.


You can open that folder to see all the images and videos you have seen on the WhatsApp application.

What you have to do now is copy the pictures and videos you are interested in and paste elsewhere.

If you don’t do this, the pictures will automatically get deleted 24 hours after they were posted, as long as they are in the “. Statuses” folder.

So copy or move them somewhere else for safe keeping.

That’s it.

Wasn’t that easy? No it wasn’t? Well, the automatic way should be a bit easy for you.


Using a WhatsApp status saver app is easier because you just see a list of all the pictures and videos you’ve viewed from WhatsApp.

All you have to do is choose the ones you want and save.

In order to do this, you’re going to have to download an app. The app we’re going to use is called Status Downloader for Whatsapp & Status Saver – Wa by Mshup Technologies.

Yeah, I know it’s a really long name, but just click here to download it.

After downloading and installing the app, launch it and select your preferred language. For me it’s English so I’ll tap it and then tap the button at the bottom labeled “Next”.


Just like we did with Easy File Explorer, select “Allow”.

You should see a list of all the pictures and videos you’ve viewed, if you don’t see any, go view some come back to the app and swipe down so it can refresh.

When you see the pictures you like, hit the download button on the right, it’s the one on the top.

Better still you can open up the pictures to check before downloading by tapping them… and that’s it.


Yeah I know this one is easier compared to using a File Manager.

But I know there are people out there that still use phones that don’t have room for installing a lot of apps.

So instead of installing a whatsapp status saver app, it’ll better if they know how to save any WhatsApp status without apps on their phones.

If you’re one of those people who fit this description, go to your phone’s default file manager and see if you can find the option that lets you see hidden files.

If you find it, activate and uninstall the Easy File Manager app.

I told you guys to download it so I could show you how to view hidden files. Most file managers have this option available to be changed.


Q: Will the Pictures or Videos get deleted after 24 hours after I save them?

A: No, they won’t get deleted if you download them using a WhatsApp status saver app. Copying the pictures or videos to another location besides “.Statuses” will also keep them safe from automatic deletion after 24 hours, if you use the file explorer method.

Q: Will the owners know that their pictures or videos have been downloaded?

A: No, they won’t know you have downloaded their pictures or videos on your phone, although they are going to know that you have seen them.


Okay so, I hope I have been able to help you in knowing how to save whatsapp status pictures and videos?

There are hundreds of apps on the play store you can use for downloading whatsapp statuses but I’ll only suggest Status Downloader for Whatsapp & Status Saver – Wa by Mshup Technologies and Status Saver for WhatsApp Video, Status Dowloader by Shrine Sobu.

Click here to download the second app.

This is because the apps don’t contain ads. Although you’ll be asked to rate.

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