Want to download a YouTube video for your WhatsApp status? 

While you can always go ahead and upload a video from your gallery and set it as your WhatsApp status, the same is not the case with videos uploaded on YouTube. 

If you just head over to a YouTube video and try to add it to as your WhatsApp status, here’s what you’ll get:

How to Set a YouTube video as WhatsApp Status?

But – I understand that you don’t want to redirect your Status viewers to the YouTube video but want to upload the full video as your WhatsApp status.

Don’t worry – you’re at the right place.

To add a YouTube video as your WhatsApp status, first you need to download it and then only you can upload it as your WhatsApp status.

To help you understand, how you can do this easily, I’ve put together this blog post – where I’ll show you:

How to Download a YouTube Video Easily in 2022?

Here I am assuming that you are performing all of these tasks on your smartphone. Follow these exact steps to download a YouTube video in 2022:

Copy the Link of the YouTube Video You Want to Set as WhatsApp Status

Here, I am assuming that we are performing these steps on mobile. Whether you’re an Android or iPhone user, the first step in the process is launching your YouTube mobile application.

 To do this, search “YouTube” in the search menu or you can just launch it the way you always do.

Copy the link of the YouTube video

Now, here, I know that you already have a YouTube video in mind that you’d like to upload and share as your WhatsApp status.

In this blog post, as an example, I’ll take into consideration “Avengers: Endgame Trailer” to make things clearer for you.

As soon as you land on the video, now the next step is to copy the video link. 

We’ll be using this video link to download the YouTube video. We’ll be adding this link on a YouTube Video Downloader (LOADER.TO) to download the YouTube video.

To copy the link, you need to click on the “Share” button – which you can find just below the video.

Now, as you can see – you have an option as “WhatsApp.” But if you click on it, you’ll be taken to WhatsApp and as you try to add it as your status, you’ll only be able to share the link on WhatsApp.

But that’s not how we want to do this.

Instead, we’ll click on “Copy Link” and use this link to download the YouTube video.

Download the Video

Once you have copied the link, just head over to www.loader.to or click HERE.

LOADER.TO is a popular YouTube video downloader and will help you download YouTube video in any format on your device.

Now, you’ll see two blank boxes in front of you:

  • URL
  • Format

In the URL box, you need to paste your YouTube video URL. And in the Format, you need to choose in which format you’d like to download the YouTube video.

How to Download a YouTube video in 2022?

Here, for the sake of showing you, we’ll select “MP4 (360p).”

Once you have added the URL and chosen the format, the next step is to click on “Download” just below both the boxes. As soon as you select “Download,” you’ll see LOADER.TO processing the video. Once it’s processed, you need to click the second “Download” button on the page.

Make sure that it’s downloaded as the website has ads enabled and may redirect you to another website. But as soon as you click on “Download,” the video will most probably be downloaded.

Congratulations! You have successfully download the YouTube video you’d like to add as your WhatsApp status.

Now, once you have downloaded the YouTube video, the next step is to add it as your WhatsApp status.

How to Set Your Downloaded YouTube Video as Your WhatsApp Status?

To upload the video you downloaded as your WhatsApp status, follow these exact steps:

Here, I am assuming that you have already downloaded the YouTube video you’d like to add as your WhatsApp status. To upload it as your WhatsApp status, the first step is to launch WhatsApp.

How to set YouTube Video as WhatsApp status in 2022?

To do this, search “WhatsApp” in the search menu or you can just launch it the way you always do.

Once you have launched WhatsApp, you’ll see four options above your chats:

  • Camera (Icon)
  • Chats
  • Status
  • Calls

Since we want to upload a status, select “Status” or just swipe your screen from right to left (if you’re on Chats)

Once you’re on your WhatsApp Status section, click on the “Camera” icon that you can find in the bottom-right corner.

Now, if you have successfully downloaded your YouTube video and recently done it, you’ll probably see it as your very first or second option. Or you can just swipe your screen down to up and find the video you downloaded. I have it as my very first option – so I’ll select it.

WhatsApp allows users to set only 30 seconds of video status at once. So if you want to upload a longer video, you’ll have to divide it across multiple statuses. 

In the top-right, you can set the length easily. If it’s below 30-seconds or exactly 30-seconds, it’s good. If it’s longer, you can divide the video and upload it over multiple statuses.

Once you are ready to upload, click on the right-arrow in the bottom-right corner. And you’re done.

Congratulations you have successfully uploaded a YouTube video as your WhatsApp status.

Conclusion

You can’t directly set a complete video as your WhatsApp status. First, you need to download it on your device and then upload it as your WhatsApp status. 

I wish the process was simpler – but it’s not. 

I hope I was able to help you download a YouTube video for WhatsApp status.

And if I were, don’t forget to show your love and add your comments in the “Comments” section.

Thanks for reading!

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