WhatsApp has become a very popular app in the world, it is used by over 1.2 billion people in the world and it is the first app that everyone usually intend to download immediately they get a new device, because it has become the default of exchanging messages between each other, sending pictures and videos.
But WhatsApp does have it’s own downfall and the common downfall that whatsapp users do complains about is the automatically downloads of audios, videos and other media files which increases the users data usage and clogging up the device storage.
It can also become an annoyance too when it downloads all the media files automatically, from pictures, PDFs, GIFs, audios and videos. These doesn’t only clutter your phones gallery, audio and video player but also eat up a lot of storage and data.
How to disable auto downloads for all chats.
Follow the simple steps below to disable auto downloads from all WhatsApp chats, including groups:
Step 1: Open your WhatsApp and go to the settings by tapping on the three dots at the right top corner of the chats menu as shown below.
Step 2: After which you have entered the settings, select Data and Storage Usage.
Step 3: You will see three options: when using cellular data, when connected on Wi-Fi and when roaming. Tap one and disable the media files you desires, be it images audios, video, or all.
That’s all, you will now have access to manually downloads the media files you want and neglect those that are less important to you.