How to Stop WhatsApp from Downloading and Saving Photos, Videos Automatically on Android

WhatsApp is used by over a 1.2 billion people worldwide, and 200 million in India alone. It can become an annoyance too when it downloads all the media files automatically, from pictures to videos to, more recently, GIFs, not to mention audio files and videos. These not only clutter your phone’s gallery and music player but also eat up a lot of storage and data. Here’s how you can stop WhatsApp from automatically saving photos and audio on your phone.

How to Stop WhatsApp from Downloading and Saving Photos, Videos Automatically on Android

  • Open WhatsApp.
  • Tap the three vertical dots on the top right > Settings.
  • Now tap Chat settings > Media auto-download.
  • You’ll see three options: When using cellular data, When connected on Wi-Fi and When roaming.
  • Tap each one and disable auto-downloads by unchecking all three options Images, Audio and Video.

Also Read: How to Stop WhatsApp from Downloading and Saving Photos, Videos Automatically on iPhone

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