Abdullah Al Mamun
We are feeling uneasy as well as awkward from 'auto-saved' mode of photos and video in some messenger-software in smart phones having limited volume of cellular internet.
There are different modes of settings in different hands on. In this article we will try to focus on especially on Apple smart devices of iOS operating system.
Because all saved media is happen stored in camera roll so sometime it's create conjunctive situation and defiantly you feel forcing to delete those photos or videos manually.
The popular messaging apps including Facebook, WhatsApp and Viber having a default media saving setting which will automatically download and save every received picture and video into the Camera Roll of the Photo Apps of iOS which also go to iCloud and other cloud services in no time in default.
While some users may like this feature, others may wish to change the auto-saving media behavior so that images and movies sent and received in Facebook, WhatsApp and Viber are not automatically saved to their iPhones.
But it happens only whenever auto saved option has enabled in Facebook, WhatsApp and Viber apps, so you must keep disable that option at going Media setting of messenger app.
If you're totally unknown about it then follow at below given steps how to stop auto Saved photo of messages on iPhone, iPad and the trick works for both iOS 8 and new comer iOS 9.
The way may also work for android and windows devices. If you want to disable the automatic picture and video saving feature in Facebook, WhatsApp and Viber directly, simply follow the tricks.
Launch Facebook Messenger, and then tap on the "Settings" tab at the bottom of the app
In the Settings screen, choose "Photos and Camera"
Locate the toggle switch for "Save on Capture" and flip the switch to the OFF position and chose "Off" for "Download Videos" to disable the automatic saving of pictures and videos, or, turn it to the ON position to enable that feature
Tap back on Settings and then use Messenger as usual
Launch WhatsApp, and then tap on the "Settings" tab at the bottom of the app
In the Settings screen, choose "Chats and Calls"
Locate the toggle switch for "Save Incoming Media" and flip the switch to the OFF position to disable the automatic saving of pictures and videos, or, turn it to the ON position to enable that feature
Tap back on Settings and then use WhatsApp as usual
Launch Viber, then tap on the "More" tab then "Settings" tab at the bottom of the app
In the Settings screen, choose "Media"
Locate the toggle switch for "Save to Gallery" and flip the switch to the OFF position to disable the automatic saving of pictures and videos, or, turn it to the ON position to enable that feature
Tap back on Settings and then use Viber as usual
Now images and video will no longer save directly to the iPhone Camera Roll with your other pictures in Photos app.
Note that you can still save pictures and videos from the messenger app manually, but it no longer happens without your direct action.
In this way, with the media auto saving turned off, Facebook, WhatsApp and Viber behaves more like the Messages app in iOS, where the received pictures and videos are contained within the messaging client per thread, unless they are expressly saved to the local devices storage outside of the app.
Somewhat related, another option is to prevent Facebook, WhatsApp & Viber from downloading media when on a cellular connection. This can help to reduce bandwidth usage of a limited data plan.
What's your thoughts? Do you feel you are being massy with photo & video? Are you having trouble performing any of the steps mentioned above? Feel free to post your problems and I'll help out. Enjoy!
Abdullah Al Mamun is an ICT expert and avid writer on different tech issues. He can be reached at twitter @corebuilder and [email protected]