WhatsApp, the free call, video call & messaging app, has made staying connected with friends, family & colleagues extremely easy. Not only on a one on one basis but with multiple people at the same time through its ‘groups’ feature. Let’s be honest, we all are a member of at least one WhatsApp group. Some of us are even the group admins.
While WhatsApp groups can be fun & informative, it can also be one of the reasons for your phones’ low memory space. As visual content is most impactful, a lot of images & videos are shared through WhatsApp in high numbers. And ‘groups’ makes it a lot easier due to its reach to a larger audience within a single click.
As a result, the number of pictures & videos in your phone’s gallery keeps rising every day.
Thankfully, WhatsApp has a setting feature that ceases any kind of media file received from a particular ‘group’ from being stored on your phone.
Here’s a step by step process on how to do it:
Step 1: Open WhatsApp and open the group you want to turn the automatic media download off for.
Step 2: Click on the three dots in the top right corner.
Step 3: Select ‘Group info’ from the drop-down menu.
Step 4: Go to ‘Media visibility.’
Step 5: Select ‘No’ & press ‘Ok’.
Your setting will be changed. Now, any media file will not automatically be saved to your phone unless you download it.