Phone memory is a resource that is always not enough. Especially now, in the age of messengers. Many do not know that the media files that we share in instant messengers can seriously overload the memory of gadgets. However, this can be prevented.

When you download a media file, it’s automatically saved to your phone’s gallery. However, WhatsApp allows you to disable media storage for all private and group chats to save precious megabytes.

How to completely disable saving WhatsApp media to your gallery

  1. Open WhatsApp.
  2. Tap the “More” icon — the three vertical dots.
  3. Select “Settings” and tap on the “Chats” menu item.
  4. Deselect Media Visibility.

Stop saving media for an individual or group chat

  1. Open the individual or group chat you want to edit.
  2. Tap the “More” icon and select “View contact” or “Group info”.
  3. Tap Media visibility, select No, and tap OK.