Social media stories were the game changer in 2017.

First there was WhatsApp stories, followed by Instagram stories and then Facebook stories.

It’s been a year already and WhatsApp stories have remained a hit.

It is estimated to rake in at least a million stories every day and the numbers keep growing.

In fact, many users are now considering monetising their statuses out of which at least thousands are in the form of videos.

What do you do when you really like a video on somebody’s story?

Perhaps, you had no idea that you could download those interesting videos since it disappears after 24 hours.

But indeed, there is a way to download, share later or have it for keeps.

Here’s how to download a video from somebody else’s Whatsapp Status:

1. Find The Hidden Whatsapp Status Folder: The WhatsApp Status has a separate folder tucked away inside your device.

All images and videos that you see on your statuses gets downloaded automatically to this hidden folder called - Statuses.

The Statuses folder is kept hidden to prevent you from saving WhatsApp status images to gallery to avoid copyright issues.

So, you will need to UNHIDE the folder to copy WhatsApp status or videos of others.

You will be able to download WhatsApp status images/photos to gallery using this method easily.

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If you cannot get find the folder in your device, download the ES File Explorer from Google Play store.

To launch the File Explorer, go to Phone storage→ Open Whatsapp Folder→ Go to Media folder→ see last status folder has all your seen status.

That's where you get to download whichever video you like.

2. Download WhatsApp Story Saver Apps: Another and easier option would be to download the WhatsApp story saver app.

There is a plethora of apps available to download the Whatsapp status stories of others easily.

These apps are not launched by Whatsapp but are very easy to use and will help you a lot in saving these videos.

The most popular app that facilitates this is the ‘Story Saver for Whatsapp’ app.

This app is free and is available on the Google Play store.

Once you have installed it on your phone, you will be able to see that the app has automatically connected itself with your WhatsApp account and thus, your work is made easy.

All you need to do is click on ‘Recent Stories’ and then click on whichever story you wish to download.

Next, click on download on the top, right hand side corner of the app.

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