With the ever-changing world of technology, it is becoming easier to stay connected with friends and family through various social media platforms. One such platform is WhatsApp, which allows users to share photos and videos in seconds. This article will discuss how to easily save WhatsApp photos from your phone’s gallery onto your mobile device.
Although this configuration is automatic on Android phones, the same is not true on iPhones. Therefore, if the user wants the media saved on the device, he must change the settings manually.
Fortunately, the process is quite simple and only takes a few seconds.
This configuration can be done in the application in general and specific groups. This way, the user can save WhatsApp photos in the gallery but prevent this from happening in a specific group.
How to save WhatsApp photos in Gallery
1. On the WhatsApp home screen, click on “Settings” in the lower right corner;
2. Then select the “Conversations” tab;
3. Finally, find the “Save to Camera Roll” command and activate it.
If you want to disable it, click the button again and reverse this process.
How to save WhatsApp group photos to Gallery
To activate tuning on a specific group:
1. Open the chat options screen;
2. Click on “Save to Camera Roll”;
3. Then click on “Always.”
As usual, to disable it, follow the same path and click on “Never.”
As the beginning of the text mentions, Android users do not need all these steps to save WhatsApp photos in the gallery. After all, this is done compulsorily. The most the user can do is decide if the media are downloaded automatically and, if so, which ones receive this benefit.
How to enable or disable automatic download
To prevent all media from being saved to your gallery, disable automatic messenger download.
1. To do this, Open WhatsApp settings;
2. On Android, click the three-dot button and select the menu;
3. Then select “Storage and Data.”
4. On the “Automatic Media Download” tab, click on each connection mode;
5. Now configure which media will be automatically downloaded.
The others can be saved manually (in this case, click on them in the conversation).
You can also leave them all unchecked, so the media will not be saved.
As a result, Android users gain greater control over mobile phone downloads and storage. It is worth noting, however, that this does not apply to sent media. These are saved in the phone’s file manager, and a backup of those received.
It is impossible to prevent its storage, but you can delete folders in the manager if you want.