Inspired by the Snapchat stories craze, WhatsApp too rolled out a feature called “WhatsApp Status” having a lifespan of 24 hours. Adding some quirk to it, this feature of WhatsApp allows you to share multiple photos and videos in the form of a story, every single day. But, in spite of a lot of features, we are always hungry for more.

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We love certain stories of others so much, but unfortunately, WhatsApp doesn’t allow us to download/save them. Forget others, you can’t download or save your own WhatsApp videos, shot instantly from your WhatsApp interface. So, how to get them? Don’t worry we’ve got you covered.

How To Download Someone’s WhatsApp Status Video on Android, iPhone or PC(Note: This article is to help you save/download yours or others video with a good intention only. Since WhatsApp has not given any authorization to save someone else’s status video, downloading someone’s personal video and re-using it without their consent, may land you in legal trouble.)

You can download someone’s WhatsApp status video on your Android, iPhone, and PC with just a few simple tricks. Let’s explore how to do it!

How To Download Someone’s WhatsApp Status Video on Android, iPhone or PC

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How to Download WhatsApp Status Video on Android Phone

You need not any application to save/download WhatsApp status video on your Android device but, you must have a good “File Explorer.” For those devices that already have them, can explore the “Statuses folder” under “WhatsApp Media” folder which is usually hidden, by turning on the “Show hidden files.” For those who don’t have, follow the below steps:

Step #1. First off, Download and install ES File Explorer app on your Android phone.

Step #2. Launch “ES File Explorer” and go to the “Settings” menu on the top left side of the screen.

Go to Settings in ES File Explorer app on AndroidStep #3. Tap on “Display Settings” → Tap on “Show Hidden Files” option.

Tap on Display Settings and tap on Show Hidden Files on AndroidStep #4. Go to “Phone Storage/Sd Card.”

Go to Phone Storage on ES File app on AndroidStep #5. Open “WhatsApp Folder” → “Media”

Tap on WhatsApp Folder and then Media on AndroidStep #6. Tap on “.Statuses” folder which stores all the viewed Whatsapp Status updates.

Tap on .Statuses Folder on AndroidStep #7. Now, Select the status update you want to download and tap on Move then save the file to your “Media Directory”.

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Select status update you want to download and tap on Save on AndroidGoogle Play Store also offers a certain app called “Story Saver for WhatsApp” and few others, which you can download and save any WhatsApp status or video to your phone gallery.

How to Download WhatsApp Status Video on iPhone

iOS is not as liberal as Android. It won’t allow you to access internal WhatsApp files like Android. Neither can you see your viewed status updates directly, nor is there any standalone app which can download. It gives an option to record them. Starting from iOS 11, the inbuilt screen recording feature helps you to save WhatsApp status or videos to memories after the video ends. How?

Step #1. Go to “Settings” on your iPhone.

Step #2. Tap on Control Center → Customize Controls.

Tap on Control Center and then Customize Controls on iPhoneStep #3. Tap the green button next to “Screen Recording.”

Tap on Plus Button next to Screen Recording on iPhoneMoreover, you can edit the recorded status video, trim the clip and save the edited version, if you wish.

How to Download WhatsApp Status Video on PC

To save/download an interesting or important WhatsApp video to your PC, you need to do the following:

Step #1. Launch “Google Chrome” on your PC

Step #2. Open web.whatsapp.com

Step #3. Scan the QR code from your smartphone, “WhatsApp Web ” will launch on your PC

Step #4. Click on the “Status” icon at the top left corner of the screen.

Click on WhatsApp Status icon on PCStep #5. Now, click on Someone’s WhatsApp status.

Click on Someone's WhatsApp status on PCStep #6. Right-click on the story and select “Save Video As”.

Right Click on Status and Select Save Video As on PCStep #7. Choose the directory where you wish to save the status video and tap on “Save.”

Click on Save to Download WhatsApp Status on PC

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Now that you know how to save/download WhatsApp video on all three platforms make sure you respect the privacy of others. If you know any other way to save/download WhatsApp video, do let us know in the comment section below or on our Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.