What to do to save storage space and data on WhatsApp?
WhatsApp has a number of media controls that allow users to decide how to manage photos, videos and other multimedia content in the app. This app lets you turn off the auto download option of media contents. WhatsApp usually allows you to download media content yourself, which takes up a lot of space.
On the other hand, WhatsApp has an option called Media Visibility which, when turned off, allows newly downloaded content to be removed from the gallery. This requires the latest version of WhatsApp.
To turn off auto download:
Open WhatsApp and go to Settings and click on the three dot icon at the top left. Then go to the Media Auto Download section by clicking on the Storage and Data option. Then users using mobile data, WiFi and roaming should uncheck all the boxes ticked.
How to turn off Media Visibility option for all chats?
To turn off the Media Visibility option, go to Settings, go to Chat, go to Media Visibility Options and turn it off.
How to turn off Media Visibility option for a single chat?
First you need to turn off Media Visibility, open the chat and turn off by going to the Media Visibility option by clicking on Chat name.