How To Download OR Save WHATSAPP Status To Your Android Phone Gallery

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There are many new features rolling out to WhatsApp users every now and then, one such feature is the “WhatsApp Status” feature which is taken from Snapchat’s Stories feature and WhatsApp decided to roll out the feature to all the users which is a massive 1 billion or more users across the globe. WhatsApp has decided to replace the old Status feature with the WhatsApp Status or WhatsApp Stories feature. It is much similar to the Snapchats Stories and contacts can view the shared images, GIFs or Videos for a period of 24 hours before it gets deleted automatically.


WhatsApp did not give the option to save the images, GIFs or Videos shared in Status updates directly to phone gallery.

Use Files / Media Directory to Save WhatsApp status photos on your Android device:

This method does not require any Application but you will need to access the File Manager on your Android device which we will be explaining how in the steps below –

Note: The Statuses folder is usually Hidden and can be seen only when you turn on the “Show hidden files” which is available in certain File managers.

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  • In every Android device you will be having a Files or File Manager App (File shape icon)
  • Install “ES File Explorer” which gives you the option to view hidden files
  • Launch ES File Explorer and from the settings on the left side of the screen turn on “Show hidden files” option
  • Go to WhatsApp Folder which can directly be accessed and in some devices it can be found under “Phone Storage”
  • Open the WhatsApp folder and now Tap on Media
  • In most Android devices you can find a folder with the name “.Statuses” which will store the Status updates which you have seen
  • You can open the Status update which you want to save and Save the file on your Media Directory to view later or share it with your friends.

There is no direct option given in the App which lets you save media, but for doing it there is an App called “Story Saver for WhatzApp”. There are many other apps launched recently for the same purpose and we have used and found this App serving the purpose.

Note: Let us know if you find any other application doing the same thing in a much better way, so we can add it to the list for helping other users.

Steps to Download or Save WhatsApp Status or Stories:

  • Launch Google Play Store in your Android device and search for “Story Saver for Whatzapp” or click on this link – Story Saver for WhatzApp
  • Launch the Application and at the bottom of the display tap on “New” which will show all the recent stories
  • From the Stories available tap on the Photo, GIF or Video to open it
  • Now below the Status, tap on the Down Arrow button which will download the Status or Story to your phone Gallery

It is important to note that WhatsApp has not given an option to save the Status or stories shared by other users for a reason and they are being available for only 24 hours for a reason. So make sure that you give respect to the privacy of other users and their status updates and not download the Status without taking their permission.

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  1. Niceokey4u
    Niceokey4u says

    Nice one I think I will try it

  2. Hammed Olaniyi
    Hammed Olaniyi says

    Rd explorer works, true

  3. Kashet
    Kashet says

    Nice one!

  4. Ruth Onifade
    Ruth Onifade says

    Thanks For the information

  5. Dicksonjane
    Dicksonjane says

    Will try it out

  6. Debby2018
    Debby2018 says

    Good one. I will try it

  7. Usman Shedrack
    Usman Shedrack says

    Good Job From Whatsap

  8. Sodiq Olaseni
    Sodiq Olaseni says

    this impressed,we need more improvement kudos to wassap 👍

  9. Igwenagu Moore
    Igwenagu Moore says

    Ok, ama trya

  10. Ayinde Monsuru Balogun
    Ayinde Monsuru Balogun says

    This is good

  11. Henry Mbata
    Henry Mbata says

    OK I will try this

  12. Omofoyewa Taiwo
    Omofoyewa Taiwo says

    Thumb up for the new improvement

  13. Eunice Peter
    Eunice Peter says

    nice one at least I’ll be able to save now.

  14. Chikezie Bright
    Chikezie Bright says

    It helps alot

  15. Sunday Akabike
    Sunday Akabike says

    Great information… helpful to me

  16. Busari Basirat
    Busari Basirat says

    That’s a good idea, atleast people will stop screenshot

  17. Kayode Olatide
    Kayode Olatide says


  18. says

    This is nice,lots of things you can do now with watsapp, unlike before

  19. Gab Twee
    Gab Twee says

    If u are using Gb Whatsapp u don’t need this

  20. Hammed Lawal
    Hammed Lawal says

    Wow great improvement

  21. Ochijenu Abigail
    Ochijenu Abigail says

    I see

  22. Uka Eke
    Uka Eke says

    Whatsapp is improving and is the most convenient Messenger for me

  23. Joel Esemitodje
    Joel Esemitodje says

    This is a good development bcos I don’t see a reason update disappear after a day or so

  24. Joshua Udo
    Joshua Udo says

    Goodos to them, watzap keeps improving on daily basis.

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