If you are still faithful to WhatsApp and carry out your conversations with this tool, it is possible that you have the typical friend who does not stop sending you funny photos and videos, at the moment they may cause you to laugh, but they are stored in your iPhone photo reel and, little by little, leaving you without space for the images that really interest you.

Once we have installed WhatsApp on our iPhone, the application automatically establishes a series of default values, values ​​that, in most cases, are not to our liking, and we are forced to change. One of the most annoying aspects that we find natively on WhatsApp is the automatic saving of videos and photos on our reel.

Surely many of you are in a group of friends, family, associations, school groups … in which a large number of videos and images are shared. 99% of the content that is shared in this group is likely that we are not interested in keeping it; it is still stored on our reel.

Fortunately, WhatsApp allows us to configure the application to disable the automatic saving of images and videos on our reel. This option, which should be natively activated, allows us to select what type of content we want to store on our reel.

Whatsapp’s automatic saving feature not only uses storage space on the device but also uses your mobile data rate. Both are good reasons to limit this option.

The solution is very simple, and if you don’t end up liking it, you can always accept the saving of these steps again.

Turn off automatically saving photos and videos on the iPhone.

First of all, before performing this action, we must bear in mind that disabling the automatic saving of photos and videos on the iPhone does affect not only groups but also the conversations we have with other people, whether with our father, mother, couple, son, friend.

If we want to prevent our terminal from being flooded with photos and videos of the nonsense that is shared in the WhatsApp groups where we are, we must carry out the following steps:

  • First of all, once we have opened WhatsApp, we go to the Settings option, located in the lower right corner of the application.
  • Then click on Chats
  • Within the Chats menu, we have at our disposal different options. Of all the available ones, we must deactivate the Save in Photos switch.

In this way, once we have deactivated this switch, all the photos and videos that you send us will not be automatically stored on our reel.

How to save WhatsApp photos in another folder

iOS, unlike Android, puts in each bag each and every one of the images that end up on the reel of our device, something that can be good or bad depending on the use we make of our terminal and whether we like having or not well-ordered photographs.

While on Android, WhatsApp photos and videos are stored in the WhatsApp folder, on iOS all images are stored in the same folder, the only option to be able to differentiate them from the rest is to use the album with the WhatsApp name that automatically creates the application when we install it.