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2019-04-27T08:03:26.462Z27-04-2019 2019-04-27T08:03:21.599Z - - 16-12-2019
WhatsApp is one of the most commonly used apps for a smartphone user today.
The instant messaging platform has turned into a go-to platform as one can not only send messages but also contacts, locations, documents, and photos as well as videos could be sent. However, by sending this way, these things occupy a lot of space in the smartphone, in which the instant messaging app is being used. If you don't have the habit of cleaning the junk, it would be a problem.
As per the default setting, WhatsApp automatically downloads any video or photo that received by the user on chats and groups. However, it one could disable it, to put a check on the smartphone storage use. Follow these steps:
For Android; open WhatsApp, tap on three dot option on the right top corner, go to settings, tap on chats, look for media visibility, toggle it off. However, if you wish to keep this setting only for selective chat, the follow the steps
Open the chat, tap on the three-dot option on the top right corner, Tap on view contact, Tap on media visibility, The app will then prompt you with '"show newly downloaded media from this chat in your phone's gallery?"
if you do this, WhatsApp will stop automatic downloading of media to your storage of smartphone.
Tap on the settings option on the button right corner
Tap on chats
look for saving to camera roll
Toggle it off
One can manage the future preferences of downloading media on the iPhone by following steps
Tap on the settings option on the bottom right corner
Go to Data and storage usage
Choose when WhatsApp will automatically download photos, audio, videos, and documents.
Tap on each type of media, and choose never Wi-Fi, or Wi-Fi and Cellular
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