WHATSAPP is a great way to chat with friends and share photos and videos – but are you doing it right?
There is a smart iPhone feature that will save you a lot of space on your device.
Normally when you set up WhatsApp, it automatically saves the media to your photo library.
So if a friend sends you a photo or video, it will instantly be saved to your phone.
This seems like a good idea, but if you’re a heavy WhatsApp user it’s not so great.
The big problem is that when you have a lot of chats and some group chats, the communication burden can quickly add up.
And if you’re in multiple groups for a long time, you’ll probably get a lot of photos that you never even wanted in the first place.
If you’re fed up of weird memes, weird photos, and boring videos clogging up your iPhone, there’s a solution.
WhatsApp has a feature that prevents photos and videos from being automatically saved to your device.
Once you receive the media, you can tap it to unlock it.
Or you can completely skip it if you like.
But it’s an easy way to free up space on your iPhone in the future.
How to stop WhatsApp from saving all media
First, make sure your WhatsApp is updated to the latest version in the App Store.
Then open WhatsApp and go to Settings.
Next, select Chat and find Save to Photo Library.
That’s the setting you’ll want to switch to Off.
This means you’ll still be able to view WhatsApp images and videos – but the media won’t automatically save to your photo library.
And if you change your mind at any time, you can toggle then set it back to On.
You can also set this option for specific WhatsApp groups.
If you tap on a person or group chat on WhatsApp and then go to their settings (by tapping on the name), you can also change the Save to Gallery setting there.
So you can set up a personal chat to stop storing photos – this can be a good idea if you have a particular group that enjoys communication.
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