Popular messaging platform WhatsApp lets users change media settings for each and every chat. With that, one can easily turn off the auto-download option for chats. WhatsApp videos or photos get auto-downloaded and saved in the phone’s gallery which further can bring down the shortage as the number of files downloaded on a daily basis is humongous.
By default, the media visibility option is turned on and it only affects new media after the feature has been turned on/off and it doesn’t apply to old media.
You can easily change the settings of WhatsApp so that the auto-download of media which comes in the form of photos or videos doesn’t happen. Go to the settings option and then click on the ‘Storage and data’ option.
Another option that comes in the picture is “When using mobile data,” click on it and tick mark on Photos, Audio, Videos, and Documents. After this, no photos or videos will be automatically downloaded ever and then you have to click on the download button.
This particular setting happens when you are using your mobile data or WiFi option.
Media Visibility Settings
Meanwhile, Facebook-owned WhatsApp also allows users to change Media Visibility settings for each chat which basically means that you can easily change the settings so that you cannot see photos or videos from a particular group or chat. For that, you have to visit the user’s profile and click on ‘No’ on the Media Visibility option.
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Source: Zee News