Every day more than 450 million people use WhatsApp Stories feature. Borrowed from Snapchat years back, this feature has snatched the growth opportunity immeasurably.
Several enhancements have been made to WhatsApp stories throughout the years, like uploading Images, Videos, GIFs, Text with various background colors. However, there’s no feature that allows users to save WhatsApp status video till now. What if someone has posted an amazing photo or video which you like to share with your friends? Yeah, you can easily screenshot photos and crop them, but how about videos?
Guess what? We have come up with a super-easy method to download WhatsApp stories on your Android/iPhone device easily.
How To Download WhatsApp Status Videos On Android?
Follow the step-by-step guide to download WhatsApp status videos:
METHOD 1- Using A Third-Party Tool
The third-party application we are using here to WhatsApp story download is – Story Saver for WhatsApp. You can click here to install the tool.
Step 1- Open WhatsApp on your phone and head towards ‘Status’ tab where you can see all the latest stories from your friends and family. View the stories which you feel like downloading.
Step 2- Now open the Story Saver For WhatsApp & navigate to ‘Recent Stories’ section where you will find all the WhatsApp story videos you’ve already viewed.
Note: Remember, the application will only show stories which you have watched. So before downloading, view them on WhatsApp.
Step 3- Start selecting stories you want to save and click ‘Download’ button.
Step 4- If you want to download multiple stories at once, long-press on each video and hit ‘Save’ icon present at the top-right corner.
That’s all! To view all your downloaded stuff > Go to ‘Downloads’ tab located at the foot of the screen.
Alternatively, you can also try using WA Status Saver that fetches the WhatsApp statuses and directly saves them without any hassles.
METHOD 2- Using A Multimedia Player
In case you are unaware, WhatsApp has lots of hidden folders on your smartphone. Though, you can’t find them without hassles, as they are deeply hidden. But we have an easy way to go through this too. Download a multimedia player or any file handling app that can help you to unhide every system folders on your phone.
We are using MX Player to make the task super-easy, as it’s the most popular media player platform and there is a high probability that you have it already installed on your phone.
Step 1- In case you have not already download the app, click here to install it from Play Store!
Step 2- Launch MX Player, go to the Settings > click on List option and Hit ‘Show hidden files and folders’ button.
Step 3- Now you will be displayed with all the WhatsApp hidden folders > Explore ‘WhatsApp Statuses’ folder and you can see all your friend’s & family’s stories already saved.
Note: Remember, saved WhatsApp videos will be only those which you have already viewed on WhatsApp.
How To Download WhatsApp Status Videos On iPhone?
Unlike Android, even iOS is a flexible platform. Here’s the trick to save WhatsApp story videos on your iPhone.
METHOD- Using WhatsApp++
To download other WhatsApp stories right on your mobile device, all you need to do is have a BuildStore Subscription. Let’s see how that works:
Step 1- Firstly, uninstall the original WhatsApp from your phone. > Click on the link and register your iOS device at BuildStore.
Step 2- Now install WhatsApp++ on your device and sign in with the valid phone number.
Step 3- Launch WhatsApp++ and head towards the ‘Status’ tab.
Step 4- Hit the Download button and select the location where you want to save your downloaded WhatsApp Video Statuses.
You’re all done. Enjoy downloading your favorite stuff!
Privacy should be the major concern for all the social networking sites, and it seems like WhatsApp genuinely cares about user privacy and security, that is why they have not included a direct feature to save WhatsApp stories.
Do let us know if this blog has helped you to save someone else’s WhatsApp story videos, which you craved to do from a long time.
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