A feature was recently introduced into WhatsApp which allows your contacts to upload images and videos as status messages. These images and videos automatically disappear after 24 hours. The only way you could see them again is if the uploader re-uploads it or sends it to you.
Status Grabber is an app which automatically saves all the lovely statuses that you view in WhatsApp. This allows you to watch them at any time you want. You can perform many actions actions with this images and videos that are saved with this app including using them as your WhatsApp profile or background picture, contact photo, etc.
Good part about the app is that, it is totally free and very easy to use. All you need to do after installing the app is just launch WhatsApp and view the statuses of your contacts. The app will do the rest. Start the app and view all the statuses that have been saved, both image and video.
In this app, video statuses and images are separated. The app also has some customizable options including hiding the images and videos saved from the android gallery.
Give status grabber a try at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.staphy.statusgrabber.