Now, this is how to Stop Whatsapp from Downloading and Saving Photos, Videos Automatically on Andriod, iPhone.
WhatsApp is a social media platform that is used by over a 1.2 billion people worldwide, and it is recorded that over and 200 million in India alone. As per research, it considered that it is probably the first app a person in India download when he/she first gets a smartphone, Whatsapp right now serves as a means of texting to people around the country. Now at times, it can really be annoying the way WhatsApp automatically download all media files such as pictures, videos, GIFs, and now audio and videos. Whatsapp allows this and there are some friends who do really love to shared annoying stuff so immediately this sent to your phone it automatically downloads and clutters your phone with unwanted media files which sometimes these media files are very big in size and they occupy your storage space and consume your data. So in other to stop Whatsapp from downloading this unwanted Videos, Photos and audio files from downloading automatically to your smartphone.
How to Stop Auto Downloading and Saving of Pictures, Videos and Other Media on Whatsapp for Android
The WhatsApp application for every Android has a switch that allows users stop the automatic download of media files. Now here is the simple step on how to do it.
HOW TO STOP WHATSAPP MEDIA FILES FORM AUTO DOWNLOADING
Follow the steps below:
Open WhatsApp, and make sure you are on the main window – where all your chats are visible. There are supposed to be three vertical dots on the top right now when you see them u tap it > Settings.
Click > Chat Settings > Media auto-download. You’ll see three options: When using cellular data when connected to Wi-Fi and When roaming. Now the three option that is displayed in the chat setting, click on the three of them to disable auto-downloads by unchecking all three options – Images, Audio and Video.
To view photos, you will have to download them. Whatsapp saves them in a folder, and you can get inundated and other content which you don’t want, which is visible to anyone who opens’s your phone’s Gallery. But there an alternative on how to stop these photos from appearing in the Gallery app. Here’s how: