It’s been more than 1 year since Whatsapp launched it’s revamped Status or you can say Story feature. People took very little time to popularise it more commonly in India. They popularise it with a deluge of videos, ‘good morning’ messages, and other festival-centric photos that they were earlier sending in bulk to their WhatsApp contacts. Uploading anything on story update makes sense as it requires less hassle and at the same time makes sure everyone in contact sees that.
So now what if your friend has posted a very funny meme or some video clip you and you want to download that. Ever thought how can you download it?
The images and videos uploaded on Whatsapp status aren’t downloadable, so the only way for many people to perform is – taking screenshots of the status. Screenshoting of images is okay but what for that 30 seconds long video clip you want to grab???
So getting to the point how to download pictures, videos from Whatsapp Story / Whatsapp Status. This trick does not require downloading any third party apps for most of the users as well as it does not bypass any restriction on your phone.
How to download images, videos from Whatsapp Story / Whatsapp Status :
When you watch someone’s status on WhatsApp, the app downloads it temporarily in a folder named ‘.status’. This folder is hidden in the WhatsApp parent folder because of the copyright issues with the media content. You are now required to unhide this folder by using the menu options within the file manager. If your phone’s native file manager does not offer unhiding, download some other file explorer from Google Play store and navigate to the location and make the folder visible.
We would recommend using ES File Explorer
Here are all steps for your reference with images:
Step 1 : Navigate to Whatsapp folder using your File Manager
Step 2 : Navigate to Whatsapp > Media
Step 3 : Most Important thing to do go to your File explorer settings and enable show hidden files.
Step 4 : Now as you have enabled Show hidden files, you can see a new folder popping up called .shared open that folder and miracle you have them. Now you can either share them or copy them somewhere else wherever you want to.