Tuesday, 3 January 2017

How to stop whatsapp from automatically downloading pictures and videos

If you have joined so many whatsapp groups, you'll probably notice that your gallery has almost got filled up with unwanted whatsapp pictures that were automatically downloaded. This auto download can be completely disgusting, your mobile oga will help you download photos you ordinarily won’t download.

However,  it is important you know that WhatsApp messenger is set automatically to download pictures posted in a group or individual chats with or without your consent. This is obviously not nice because most people in groups post inappropriate pictures and the only way you can stop it from getting to your device without your consent is to set your WhatsApp messenger not to auto download pictures. Let's go through the simple and easy steps together.

How Prevent/stop WhatsApp From Downloading Pictures & Video Automatically

  1. Go to settings
  2. Click on Data usage
  3. Under media auto-download, click on when using mobile data, uncheck the button. 

Do the same for when using wifi.

Photo Steps:

Once you are through, hit the OK button and you are good to go.

With this new settings, no video or pictures will auto download again except you chose to download it.

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