WhatsApp comes with the option to automatically save files to your phone. This means that if you do not do anything to change it, then all received photos and videos will be stored directly in the smartphone gallery or in its memory.
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Over time, this automaticity can lead to a series of disorders. Cell phone starts to slow down, crashes and galleries are full of useless files, without any emotional character. Including, if Joker sends a disturbing image, it will also be stored.
Learn how to block file downloads on WhatsApp
Even if the automatic download option is sometimes useful, the truth is that it is always useful to keep this tool with user input. That is, you need to remove it from automatic mode to ensure your safety and the functionality of your smartphone.
WhatsApp itself allows people to block auto-downloaders, but some don’t know that. This is the best way to prevent your memory from being filled with pictures and videos that have nothing to add to your life.
How do you block the resource now?
To maintain the settings in the right way, what you should do is the following:
- Step 1: Open WhatsApp and tap on the app settings;
- Step 2: Find the “Conversations” option in the configurable sections;
- Step 3: Go to “Media Visibility”.
- If this option is activated, your files will be automatically saved to the phone gallery. If you disable this option, the files will be saved elsewhere and won’t take up your memory.
By the way, it is important to note that this change will only affect files that are received after changing WhatsApp settings.
That is, it is desirable, after the change, to go into the gallery and delete all previously incorrectly downloaded files. So you ensure more comfort for the device.
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