[Completed Guide] How to Save Video from WhatsApp

Wondering how to save videos from WhatsApp? No matter you want to get WhatsApp videos downloaded to your iPhone, Android phone or computer, the five ways in this guide can do you a favor.

Demi by Demi Updated December 18, 2023
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As one of the most widely used chatting apps, WhatsApp not only keeps you connected to family and friends, but also makes it easy and convenient to share images and videos with each other. And it is a good idea to save photos and videos that may hold special meaning for you from WhatsApp to keep them forever.

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If you are wondering how to save video from WhatsApp to iPhone, Android, or Windows PC, just keep reading this guide to get detailed instructions.

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Part 1. How to save video from WhatsApp to phone

If you’d like to save videos from WhatsApp to your mobile phone, you can choose to let your phone auto-download all videos or select wanted videos to download from WhatsApp. The following three ways will tell you how.

Way 1. Auto-download all videos from WhatsApp on iPhone/Android

No matter whether you are using iPhone or Android, WhatsApp in-app setting enables you to automatically download videos, and other types of files over your cellular connection. The steps to auto-download videos from WhatsApp on iPhone and Android are slightly the same. Follow the steps below to make it.

How to save WhatsApp videos on iPhone automatically
Step 1. On your iPhone, open WhatsApp > Go to Settings > Storage and Data.

Step 2. Type Videos to choose Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi and Cellular to choose when WhatsApp will automatically download videos from WhatsApp.

auto download videos from WhatsApp iPhone

To automatically download other types of files like photos, audios, and documents, you can repeat Step 2.

Just in case you can’t access the downloaded videos on your iPhone, please back to WhatsApp Settings > Chats to make sure Save to Camera is enabled.

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How to save WhatsApp videos on Android automatically
Step 1. On your Android phone, open WhatsApp > tap the three-dot icon > Settings > Storage and data.

Step 2. Under Media auto-download, choose one of these options: When using mobile data, When connected to Wi-Fi, When roaming > Ensure Video is selected > Finally, tap OK.

auto download WhatsApp video Android

To make sure you can browse newly downloaded videos in your phone, back to WhatsApp Settings > Chats > Make sure Media visibility is enabled.

Android media visibility

Way 2. Save a video from WhatsApp to iPhone/Android

Instead of downloading all videos from WhatsApp to iPhone or Android phone, the following steps will tell you how to save WhatsApp videos to iPhone/Android selectively.

Step 1. Open the WhatsApp app on your iPhone > Tap Chats.

Step 2. Select the conversation that contains the videos you’d like to save to iPhone.

Step 3. Tap and hold the video and tap Save.

Way 3. Save Videos from WhatsApp Status to Android

If you are using an Android phone, like Samsung, LG, Sony, etc., you can find an app called “Files”. The following steps will tell you how to save WhatsApp videos to Android Files app directly.

Step 1. Open WhatsApp on your Android phone, open the status you want to save.

Step 2. Open the File Manager app > Settings > Enable Show hidden files.

Android show hidden files

Step 3. Head to the WhatsApp folder > Internal Storage > WhatsApp > Media > Statuses. From here, you can browse WhatsApp Status videos.

Step 4. Long-press the video you want to save > Finally, choose a location and tap Download.

Part 2. How to save video from WhatsApp to computer

To save videos from WhatsApp to computer, you can choose to download wanted videos from WhatsApp web or desktop app, or transfer videos from iPhone to computer with a third party tool.

Way 4. Save downloaded videos to computer from iPhone

To save WhatsApp videos to computer, you can also download videos to iPhone using the methods mentioned above, and transfer them to your computer to help save limited iPhone storage space.

Here FoneTool, an iOS data transfer tool, is recommended. Its simple operation and fast transfer speed enable you to complete the data transfer process with no effort.

Step 1. Download, install, and launch FoneTool > Connect your iPhone to computer > Enter the passcode on iPhone to give the computer access to your device.

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Step 2. Click Phone Transfer and then choose iPhone to PC and click Start Transfer.

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Step 3. Click the “+” icon > Choose the videos you want to transfer (Photo videos are saved in Photos and other videos are saved in Videos) > Click OK to continue.

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Step 4. Select a path from Transfer Settings > Click Start Transfer to save videos to the computer.

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Way 5. Download video from WhatsApp web & desktop app

It is much easier to save videos from WhatsApp web or its desktop app. Follow the steps below to make it.

Step 1. Open WhatsApp web or WhatsApp desktop app, sign in with your WhatsApp account.

Step 2. Select the conversation that has the video you want to download > select the video to open it.

Step 3. Tap the download icon from the upper-right corner to download video to your computer.

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Hope you will know how to save video from WhatsApp to iPhone/Android/computer after reading this guide. Once you save wanted videos from WhatsApp, you can clean chat history without losing the videos. Is this guide helpful? Please share it with others.

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