How to Save Whatsapp Status on Android

WhatsApp doesn’t offer a direct way to share WhatsApp status AKA stories. What if you like someone’s status and want to share it with your friends? For that, you will need to download and save the picture or video from WhatsApp status in your phone’s gallery. Thankfully, you can download WhatsApp status in four ways. Let’s check the methods.

How to Save WhatsApp Status​

The other person won’t be notified when you download the WhatsApp Status photo or video using any of the methods. However, if read receipts are enabled, they will know that you have seen the status.

2. View WhatsApp Status in File Explorer (Android)​

Interestingly, WhatsApp automatically downloads the status pictures and videos that you have viewed in the past 24 hours to your phone’s file explorer. So you don’t need any third-party app. However, the folder where the WhatsApp status’ media files are saved is hidden by default. You will need to make it visible first. Here are the steps in detail to save WhatsApp status to your phone’s gallery on Android phone.

1. Open any File Explorer app on your phone. I am using the Files by Google app. It’s a free app with a user-friendly interface and no ads.

2. In the Files app from Google, tap on the three-bar to open the menu. Select Settings.

WhatsApp Status Allow Hidden Files File Explorer

3. Enable the toggle next to Show hidden files. If you are using any other File explorer app, look for a similar setting that allows you to view hidden files.

WhatsApp Status Allow Hidden Files Google File Explorer

You need to perform the above three steps only once. When you have enabled hidden files, you can directly download WhatsApp status using the following steps.

4. Launch WhatsApp and open the status that you want to download.

5. Open the Files app and navigate to the WhatsApp folder. You will find it under Internal storage > WhatsApp. If the WhatsApp folder is missing in the internal storage, don’t worry. Simply navigate to Internal storage >Android > Media > com.whatsapp > WhatsApp.

WhatsApp Status View Folder

6. Tap on the Media folder and go to .Statuses folder. You will notice that the color of the .Statuses folder is slightly different as it’s a hidden folder.

WhatsApp Status Folder in File Explorer

7. Inside the .Statuses folder, you will find the recently viewed status from the past 24 hours. Open any photo or video to view it.

WhatsApp Status View in File Explorer