WhatsApp Statuses allow you to capture your best moments and share candid experiences for a 24-hour period. But, what if you want to save those moments… forever.

It’s easy to screenshot photos you or others share on the app. However, WhatsApp makes it slightly harder to save videos. In this tutorial, I’ll show you a dead simple way to save anyone’s video. Also, you’ll learn how to customize your saved video to truly make it your own.

Disclaimer: we urge you to ask permission before saving someone else’s video. Stealing content or exposing someone’s private moments isn’t cool. So, don’t do it.

Download your own video

First, open WhatsApp and select the Status tab. Next, select the status you want, tap the three dots and choose the ‘Share’ option.

Depending on your device, the share options might differ. Nonetheless, choose ‘Save Video’ or a similar option. Now, the video should save to your default photo storage app.

Download someone else’s video

First, open ‘WhatsApp Web’ on a desktop and sync your mobile device. Next, select 'Status' from the top left and choose the Status you want.

Once it’s open, right click (or hold Ctrl and click on Mac) and choose the ‘Save video as’ option (or the Mac equivalent). Finally, save the video to your computer and enjoy your Status video!

Customize the video

You may want to edit the video, add overlays or subtitle what’s said. But, how? That’s where Kapwing comes into play.

Kapwing offers a full suite of editing tools for free! Not to mention, you don’t need to download any apps or software. It’s a web-based application, so it works on every device! Kapwings offers all the basic editing tools plus more features like:

Add padding around your video
• Add fully custom subtitles
• Customize your background
• Add images and logos
• Change video speed
Mirror your video
Cut out sections
• Combine videos
• Make a video collage
• Export as a GIF
• Add fully custom text & animations

Access all the tools in the Kapwing Studio. When you’re done editing, tap the ‘Publish’ button in the top right, let it process and download the video to your device.

Whether you want to upload a custom WhatsApp Status or personalize a downloaded one, Kapwing makes creating easy!

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