Whatsapp is currently the most popular messaging application in the world, next to Facebook’s messenger. Funny enough, it’s owned by Facebook and since its acquisition in 2014, it’s seen an over-haul in its features and functionality.
It’s become so feature intense that it would be a lie to label it anything else but a fully-fledged social media application, although in truth most messaging apps fall under this category. One of the latest and most popular features of social networking applications at the moment are stories. The Whatsapp implementation of these is known as statuses.
If you want to monitor and spy on people’s Whatsapp behavior including the messages they send and receive, we recommend that you use Cocospy’s cell phone tracker for free. Cocospy allows you to track and monitor phone locations as well as phone usage. You can use it to spy on all chat conversations on WhatsApp.
What is Cocospy?
It has been recognized by publications such as Forbes, PC World, Life Hacker, CNET and many more. The beauty is you don’t need to root or jailbreak your device to spy on WhatsApp messages. This is an advantage that you won’t find with many other spying and monitoring applications.
You don’t even have to install any apps on it, which makes Cocospy undetectable. WhatsApp isn’t the only social media application that it supports. It supports Instagram, Viber, Facebook and has a Snapchat spy that actually works.
What are WhatsApp statuses?
On WhatsApp’s main menu, you get three chief headings for each section of the app: Chats, Status,and Calls. Statuses are similar to Snapchat, Instagram or Facebook stories. A user uploads a picture, video or text which WhatsApp keeps up for twenty-four hours before deleting it automatically or until the user decides to delete it themselves.
Why would you want to save WhatsApp statuses?
Has one of your contacts ever uploaded a video or a particularly funny meme that you want to share? WhatsApp doesn’t make it particularly easy for you to do this. You either have to ask a friend to send you the media, screen grab it yourself or download an application that saves statuses for you. This is a waste since WhatsApp already downloads the media onto your phone when you view it – unless you’ve told it not to.
How to find and download WhatsApp statuses on Android phone
What you’ll need is a file manager that allows you to see hidden folders on an Android smartphone. If the default file manager running on your Android smartphone doesn’t allow you to view hidden files, I highly recommend Tetra Filer free or Total Commander.
I used the default “Files” app that is on most Android devices.
Step 1: Open your file manager and navigate to the main storage of your device.
Step 2: Navigate to the WhatsApp folder.
Step 3: If your file manager is showing hidden folders, you should see at least two here (.Shared and .trash). Select and navigate to Media. After this step you should be here: “/storage/emulated/0/WhatsApp/Media” or simply “/WhatsApp/Media.”
Step 4: Finally, select and navigate to the .Status folder. From here you should find all the statuses that WhatsApp has saved on your phone (“/storage/emulated/0/WhatsApp/Media/.Statuses”). I suggest that you copy them to another folder or change their names so WhatsApp doesn’t delete them twenty-four hours later.
With most good file managers you can set a shortcut to folders so you don’t have to constantly navigate your way there. I highly recommend this method as well.
How to find and download WhatsApp statuses on an iPhone
Getting Whatsapp statuses should be as easy on the iPhone as it is on an Android device, shouldn’t it? The difference between Android and iOS devices is that iOS devices don’t come with the same number of file managers with the same access levels. Security on iOS devices is a little tougher.
The easiest way to download WhatsApp statuses from an iPhone is to use an application like WhatsApp pocket. If you have a Mac, you need to install it on your Mac computer, run it and then connect your iPhone to it. Once it’s connected, you can then scan and choose which Whatsapp statuses you want to download.
As usual, there is more than one way of skinning a cat. There are plenty of applications out there that can you help you with downloading WhatsApp statuses. But you don’t want to impact your phone’s performance by downloading more apps on it. If you see a funny meme or a motivational video, you no longer have to ask before stealing it and saving it. You no longer have to screen grab and settle for a choppy or lower-quality version. You can now use it since it is already on your device. This should go without saying, but always remember to practice some discretion and courtesy by asking or at least informing your contact that you will be using their content before you do so.