Let's do a little test to see if you are needing this article or not ... go to the Gallery of your Android mobile device, and check if between the internal folders you have two calls WhatsApp Images and WhatsApp Video. Do you have them, right? Well, they are there because WhatsApp, the world's leading instant messaging application, usually downloads what other people send automatically to us .
In fact, it does not matter how many groups of WhatsApp we form parts or how many conversations we have daily within this messenger, that our contacts will always be sending us images or videos. The problem is that with the passage of time all these files begin to accumulate, and it becomes somewhat more complicated to keep them inside the mobile.
Whether it is because of the incurability or lack of presentability that some content that other people send us through WhatsApp, or because we are not really running out of storage space, what we will have to do is deactivate the automatic downloading of all types of content from the main one messenger of the world, preventing these folders continue to grow, as we said before.
As we said at the beginning, the first thing we have to take into account in these cases anyway, is that WhatsApp, like many other applications, have the download of the contents that we receive in it, activated by default . That which produces is that many users, even without knowing it, are accumulating a huge amount of files, files that when the time, will fill their storage capacity.
Disabling automatic WhatsApp file download
The first thing we have to do to disable the download of files automatically within WhatsApp, is of course to enter the application, and look for the three points of the menu in the upper right corner. There will be many options, of course, but we have to enter the Settings, within which you have to re-decide, in this case by chat settings .
You will see then that the Automatic download of multimedia option appears, and when you enter it, it is enabled the option to download "always" the contents that arrive to the WhatsApp chats. Then there are two other options, either completely disable the automatic download of these files, or allow it as long as the system detects that we are connected to a WiFi network, which is the ideal solution for those who do not want to affect your data rate .
Beyond any option that you select, you have to know that you can always repeat the same procedure that we just taught, so that in just a few seconds you will be changing this WhatsApp configuration . The interesting thing is that even if you deactivate the automatic downloading of content, you can always decide which one to download manually when receiving that file.