How to Stop Whatsapp From Auto-Downloading Media

At times not all pictures, video, Gifs sent from Whatsapp group or contacts are worth of auto-downloading, most time we found some annoying pictures, video, and Gifs in our gallery and we keep wondering where it came from but later discovered that it was from a particular WhatsApp contact or group.


    On default, WhatsApp is set to auto-download videos, pictures, and Gifs which are low bit size this kind of media will auto-download to phone gallery without any restriction.

    So if you wish to stop WhatsApp from auto-downloading media here is some few steps ⇊

    How to Stop Whatsapp From Auto-Downloading Media

    • Go to Whatsapp app
    • Click on the three dots at the top right corner
    • Click on Settings
    • Click on Data and Storage usage
    How to stop whatsapp from auto-downloading pictures, Gifs and videos from groups or contacts to phone gallery.
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    STEP 2 
    • Click on When Using Mobile Data
    • Uncheck all the checked media 
    • Click on OK

    How to stop whatsapp from auto-downloading pictures, Gifs and videos from groups or contacts to phone gallery.

    By following these steps your Whatsapp won't auto-download any media except while using mobile data.
    You can also follow these steps to stop auto-downloading while using WiFi, just select When Connected WiFi and follow step 2.