WhatsApp had introduced the story feature on the app a long time ago. However, one can say without a shadow of doubt that Instagram stories and even Snapchat stories remain quite popular with today’s users. As such the protection measures on Instagram and Snapchat do not allow the download of stories.
Even so WhatsApp, which has a massive 1.2 billion user base, sees more than 20 million users posting on WhatsApp stories being posted each day. This number is less than the 200 million users who use Instagram stories. Nonetheless, if you wish to download someone’s story you really like there are a few basic steps for it.
Hidden WhatsApp Status Folder
There happens to be a hidden WhatsApp folder wherein the story you click on gets saved temporarily. This folder is called Statuses folder and is actually kept hidden to prevent you from saving WhatsApp status images to gallery for alleged copyright issues.
The best thing here is that you do not need to Jailbreak or Root your device. Just unhide the folder
Use of Apps
There are some apps which can help you download a WhatsApp story. A third-party app called as ‘Story Saver for Whatsapp’ will let you download any story and save it in your phone’s internal storage.
The process is also very simple with the app. All you need is to click on ‘Recent Stories’ and then click on whichever story you wish to download. After that just click on download on the top, right hand side corner of the app.