How to Stop Whatsapp From Saving Photos in Android Smartphones?

Whenever you send or receive any media-rich message on Whatsapp, it gets downloaded on your smartphone. This can be very space consuming as the unwanted media gets downloaded which you don’t want to have in your smart devices. Apart from the storage, it also consumes lots of valuable data to download them. So if you are annoyed and looking out for any solution regarding this problem then don’t worry. In this article, we are going to tell you about How to Stop Whatsapp from Saving Photos in Android Smartphones?

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Whatsapp is one of the most popular message and media sharing app owned by Facebook. It has billions of users from all around the world who communicate with each other by sending and receiving messages, images, videos, documents, etc. The main reason behind Whatsapp being used by so many people is that it is completely free unlike text messages(SMS) and it is an ad-free platform.

As discussed earlier, the auto-download of media in smartphones might not be beneficial for everyone. For someone who doesn’t have enough storage in their smartphone or someone who doesn’t want to waste their data in downloading every media file, this feature is of no use to them. So let’s see the step by step method of how to stop Whatsapp from saving photos.

How to Stop Whatsapp From Saving Photos in Android?

Step 1: Open Whatsapp and tap on the Three-Dot Menu Button at the top-right of the screen

Step 2: Tap on “Settings”.

Step 3: After entering the Settings section, now tap on “Data and Storage Usage Section”.

Step 4: Now there are three options for the “Mobile Auto-Download” section – Mobile Data, Wifi and Roaming. Go through each option and unmark the Photos, Audio, Video, and Documents options to disable auto-download.

So this is the simple and easy way to stop Whatsapp from saving photos in Android smartphones. If you again want to enable the auto-download feature, you can simply do it by marking the Photos, Audio, Video, and Documents options in the Media-Auto Download section.

A few days back, Whatsapp has introduced a new feature that allows users to download the media but the media will not show up in the Gallery. Here is the step by step method of doing it.

Also Read: How to Save WhatsApp Status in Android

How to Stop Whatsapp From Saving Photos in Gallery in Android?

Step 1: Open Whatsapp and tap on the Three-Dot Menu Button at the top-right of the screen

Step 2: Tap on “Settings”.

Step 3: After entering the Settings section, now tap on “Chats” section.

Step 4: In the Chat section there is a “Media Visibility” toggle option. Disable the toggle and then no new downloaded media will appear in the gallery of your smartphone

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So if you think rich media takes lots of storage in your smart device then you can use these techniques to reduce the wastage of storage.

Conclusion:

We are quite sure that you have understood How to Stop Whatsapp from Saving Photos in Android. If you still find it difficult or face any kind of problem while trying to disable the auto-download feature then you can let us know your issue in the comment section below.

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