How to Save WhatsApp Status on any Device

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We all have that one friend that updates the funniest, the dopest WhatsApp status. But the way WhatsApp was designed, you cannot download or save the WhatsApp status to your phone.

However, in this article, you will learn how to save WhatsApp status on your device.

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What is a WhatsApp Status?

I believe everyone reading this should know what a WhatsApp status is. If you don’t, let me bring you out of the dark.

WhatsApp status is a feature on WhatsApp that lets you or anyone share photos, text, videos, and GIF pictures that disappear after 24 hours. The WhatsApp status feature was introduced on February 24, 2017.

You can find WhatsApp status by clicking on the “Status” tab on your mobile phone or the broken circle on WhatsApp web app.

WhatsApp Status

Now, back to the tutorial.

There are two ways to save WhatsApp status on your phone. It’s either you find it in your phone’s file manager or you use a WhatsApp status App.

How to Save WhatsApp Status via File Manager

Before I go on to explain how to do this, I need to explain something to you.

WhatsApp is an end-to-end encrypted messaging app; it does not store messages on any server, unlike Telegram. If WhatsApp doesn’t save text messages, videos, and images on its servers, then where are all the text and media files?

When you download and install WhatsApp, it creates a folder on your mobile device. All the text messages you have sent, images or videos you have received and WhatsApp status is somewhere in this folder.

The difference between the WhatsApp status and other media files on WhatsApp is; WhatsApp status is hidden in your phone folder and automatically deleted after 24 hours from your phone.

So how do you locate and save the damn thing?

First of all, you have to view the WhatsApp status you want to save on WhatsApp. Then you follow the steps below;

  1. Open your phone’s file manager.
  2. Locate the “WhatsApp” folder and open it.
  3. Open the Media folder.
  4. Tap menu options and click “show hidden files”. whatsapp status app
  5. Click on “.Statuses”.
  6. You will find all the WhatsApp statuses you viewed in the last 24 hours.
  7. Copy the status you want and paste it in your picture or video folder.

One of the reasons I recommend this step is to reduce the number of apps on your phone. Too many apps can make your phone slow.

If the first step looks so stressful, the second method is for you.

How to Save Status with WhatsApp Status App (Android)

In this method, you only need to download WhatsApp status app that does all the job for you.

  1. Download and install a WhatsApp status app (links below).
  2. View the WhatsApp statuses you want to save.
  3. Open the Whats App status saver app to view all the statuses.
  4. Open the status you want to save.
  5. Click on the options button and select save.

That’s all.

There are many WhatsApp status app on the play store that works just fine. Here are a few of them;

1. Status Saver by LaZy GeNiOuZ InC.

With over 1 million downloads and a 4.6 rating on the google play store, this WhatsApp status app is one of the best. The reviews from users are also awesome. The app maker says it is the only WhatsApp status app that saves from five different kinds of WhatsApp; The normal WhatsApp, G.B WhatsApp statuses, WhatsApp Business Statuses, statuses from parallel space and parallel space lite.

This app also comes with an image or video viewer so that you can preview before downloading. There are adverts on this app; however, you can remove the adverts by paying a one time fee of 820 Naira.

2. Status Downloader for Whatsapp.

This WhatsApp status saver app has over 10 million downloads in the google play store. It supports English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi, Kannada, Malayalam, Odia languages. It also has an inbuilt gallery viewer with a file size of just 1.9MB.

It comes with adverts and there is no option to remove the advert. If you are okay with the ads, this is the best bet.

3. Status Saver by Tushar Pingale.

This has the least downloads but it also does the same job – save WhatsApp status. It has the same features as the rest, contains adverts and the file size is 2.5 MB.

So, I have given you the list of Android WhatsApp status saver apps. Click on any one of your choices to download.

How to Save WhatsApp Status on iPhone

To save WhatsApp statuses on an iPhone, it’s either you jailbreak your iPhone or not. The two methods here are kind of tedious.

Save WhatsApp Status without Jailbreaking

WhatsApp++ is an unofficial tweaked version of WhatsApp for iOS. It helps you save WhatsApp status on iOS devices. This app is not on the app store so you have to Jailbreak your device to use it.

However, you can still use this app without jailbreaking by using a third party platform called Buildstore. Buildstore is a paid platform, users have to pay $11.99 annually to use it.

  1. Uninstall the original WhatsApp on your iOS device.
  2. Sign up for a Buildstore account and register your iOS device.
  3. Open Safari browser and visit the WhatsApp++ page (you must be logged in to Buildstore).
  4. Tap the install button and wait for it to install.
  5. Register on WhatsApp with your phone number.
  6. Open WhatsApp++, tap the WhatsApp status tab and view the status you want to save.
  7. While viewing the Image or Video, tap on the download button in the bottom-right corner.

The video or picture will be downloaded to your iOS camera roll where you can view it.

Save WhatsApp status with Jailbroken Device

If you have a Jailbroken iOS device and a computer, follow the steps below to do this;

  1. Visit iOSninja to download WhatsApp++ IPA file. Click on the green download button to download.whatsapp++ for iOS
  2. Download Cydia Impactor to your computer.
  3. Connect your iOS device to your computer using a USB cable.
  4. Open the Cydia Impactor software you just downloaded.
  5. Drag and drop the WhatsApp++ file into Cydia Impactor.
  6. Cydia will request for your Apple ID and password. Enter your Apple ID (you could create a new Apple ID if you are not comfortable with entering your original ID into a third party software).
  7. After the app is installed, navigate to Settings –> General –> Profiles –> Find the profile with your Apple ID and open.
  8. Tap the trust button to approve.
  9. Go back to your home screen and open WhatsApp++.
  10. Tap the WhatsApp status tab and view the status you want to save.
  11. While viewing the Image or Video, tap on the download button in the bottom-right corner.

There’s another method to save WhatsApp statuses on your Jailbroken device, you won’t have to go through all the steps above but it will cost you a little money.

  1. Open Cydia on your iOS device.
  2. Navigate to the search tab and search for WA Status Saver. Tap on it to open.
  3. WA Status saver is a paid app; It will cost you 1.99$. Tap the purchase button to buy.
  4. After you have paid for WA Status Saver, tap on “install”, then press “confirm” to install the package.
  5. Open WhatsApp on your iOS device.
  6. View the status you want to save and tap on the save button to save the picture or video to your iPhone.

How to Save WhatsApp Status via WhatsApp web

WhatsApp web allows you to view WhatsApp on your computer. You can save WhatsApp status on your computer without any third party software.

If you don’t like the iOS method above but you have a computer; you could try this method instead.

  1. Visit web.whatsapp.com on your computer.
  2. Open WhatsApp on your phone.
  3. Tap the three dots at the top-right side.
  4. Click on WhatsApp web.
  5. Point the camera to the QR code on your computer screen.
  6. Once WhatsApp connects, click on the status tab (the broken circle).
  7. View the WhatsApp status you want to save, right click with your mouse and click “save as”.

There you have it. You no longer have to message your friends telling them to DM their status update. Just grab it with any of the method suitable for you and enjoy.

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