Many are times we see the WhatsApp statuses of our friends and colleagues from the instant messaging application and find interesting content we want to save on our phone. However, since WhatsApp doesn't support this feature, it's almost impossible to make status video downloads for whatsapp .

Not to worry, there are several ways to do it. However, the simplest one allows, at the same time, saving the WhatsApp status of your friends without them knowing it. How cheeky!

WhatsApp statuses can be composed of photographs or videos. Saving the images is simple because it is enough to take a screenshot. However, this method is somewhat uncomfortable, since, at the time of performing this action, you will find extra information from the interface of the WhatsApp status in the obtained image. Then, you will have to edit or cut them out. With the videos, the thing becomes something more complicated. Unless your operating system allows you to record what happens on the screen, saving videos from the WhatsApp status is almost impossible.

Activating the secret functions

The word "impossible" pushes us to investigate thoroughly and discover how we can download the WhatsApp statuses, thanks to the file explorer of our Android mobile.

Saving the WhatsApp status with the mobile explorer

Sure you have a file explorer installed by default on the smartphone. There are usually two types of these applications as some show the hidden folders of WhatsApp and others do not. If you have a bad fortune that yours is more limited, you should not worry. By downloading the Total Commander file manager from the Google Play Store, you can do the same. Once you have the application installed, all you have to do is access the local storage of your device and locate the WhatsApp folder inside the root of the mobile.

Once inside, you will see a folder called Media and inside, if the app is able to locate the hidden folders of the mobile, you will find a folder called "Statuses". This is where you will find the contents of your contacts hosted in the WhatsApp statuses, ready to be saved, shared, edited, or stored in any other folder of your device with easier access.

To be able to save the WhatsApp status of your friends without them knowing, the only requirement, in addition to locating the hidden folders, is to do this process within 24 hours of publication, otherwise, the images and videos will disappear from the file browser.

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