Stop Auto-Downloading Photos and Videos From WhatsApp!

is the most used messenger (over 1.2 Billion users in the world) on Android and iOS devices which is now owned by Facebook. It is downloaded more than 5 billion times from the play store and App store.

People use it for sending and callings and receiving data such as messages, photos, videos, documents, links, locations, etc at very fast speed. It uses end-to-end encryption to deliver messages securely to the receiver. Here, Tons of photos and videos are shared daily through WhatsApp groups alone. The big issue that WhatsApp users don’t like, it automatically starts downloading photos and videos when someone sends to you that irritates users very much. However, there’s a solution to stop auto-downloading photos and videos from WhatsApp that we’ve discussed in this tutorial

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Stop auto-downloading in WhatsApp From Android smartphones

Earlier, WhatsApp had not the option to disable auto-downloading but after the demand of users, this feature is introduced.  Just follow the given steps:

  1. Open WhatsApp (Most important)
  2. Go to the WhatsApp settings by clicking three verticle dots
  3. Tap Data & storage usage
  4. Select “When using mobile data
  5. Uncheck every option i.e. photos, audios, videos, and documents

That’s it. You’ve turned off auto-downloading successfully until you’re connected to the WiFi. You can turn off the auto-downloading when connected to WiFi, tap on another option “When connected on WiFi” and uncheck the options.

Read More: How to Backup Your WhatsApp Messages on Android or iPhone

Stop auto-downloading on Apple iOS

Follow the given steps:

  1. Launch WhatsApp app on your iPhone or iPad
  2. Go to the settings by clicking on setting icon from the bottom right
  3. Tap chats
  4. Turn Off Save Incoming Media option.

Congratulations. You’ve successfully turned off auto-downloading on Apple smartphones.

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