Method 1: Check the hidden Whatsapp Statuses Folder
Once you tap on the status, it gets downloaded to ‘.Statuses’ folder on Android device. This folder basically exists to avoid the Whatsapp status image or video from getting saved in Gallery. In this case, you need to unhide the folder to copy Whatsapp status. In order to unhide the statuses follow the below method.
Step 1: Go to My Files -> Device Storage -> Whatsapp -> Media -> .Statuses
Step 2: You need to unhide the folder using More -> Show hidden files.
Step 3: Now you can save status images to the gallery.
Method 2: Screenshot
One of the easiest methods to save the image is to take a screenshot of it, within the specific time. Screenshots can be taken by pressing a combination of keys according to the devices. If not, there are lots of screenshot apps, you can download from Play Store. When it comes to videos, you can use screen recording to save it in your video folder.
Method 3: Story Saver for Whatsapp
Another method to save WhatsApp stories is to download Story Saver app from Play Store. This app is available for free.
Step 1: Download the Story Saver for Whatsapp app from Google Play store and install it on your device.
Step 2: Now open the app and tap on recent stories.
Step 3: Select the Video/photo stories you want to download
Step 4: Click the Download Icon in top right corner
Step 5: Now you can access the photo/video in your phone gallery.