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How to Stop Whatsapp From Downloading Images and Files Automatically

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

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

    So if you wish to stop WhatsApp from auto-downloading media, here are a few steps ⇊

    How to Stop Whatsapp From Downloading Images and Files Automatically 

    • Go to the 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.

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