In this technological age we live in, Privacy is something that is increasingly reduced, and mobile devices are not escaping this trend. Many people are not sure how to hide embarrassing photos received by WhatsApp from their mobile phone gallery, and this feature is now available.
With no desire to judge any user of the application, those images or memes that may arouse some embarrassment can be kept in the group or chat of the joker who originally sent it, and just complete the following steps to activate the settings:
- Make sure you have the latest version of WhatsApp.
- Log in to the app, and then the group or chat you want to restrict the photos you send to only the application’s servers to.
- Go to “Group information”, and at the bottom of the screen you will find a section called “Multimedia file visibility”. Click on it and select “No” in the question about whether you don’t want to display media files downloaded from that group in your device’s gallery.
Additional and definitive method: Disable automatic downloads
If you want to cut to the chase with any source of uncomfortable pictures on your mobile, and check for yourself what kind of material is being sent to you, it’s best to turn off automatic downloads in WhatsApp. To do this, simply deactivate all the “Automatic downloads” boxes located in the data and storage section of the application settings.
And that’s it. A couple of features that are very easy to activate and that can save you more than one inconvenience. It should be noted that the images will also be downloaded and will take up space on your mobile if you choose the first technique, so we recommend the second method so that you do not find any other unexpected surprises in the gallery of your mobile.
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