Whatever media files come to your WA chat, it instantly gets downloaded to your device and surely takes space. But there is an effective method to switch it off. Let’s explore the steps of how to stop auto-download on WhatsApp.

Millions of messages come to your device with several media files, especially on the festival we receive multiple wishing messages over WhatsApp. And it naturally gets annoying to lose device space for such identical messages. And you can’t ignore the excess of ‘Happy Holi’ images that pour into your device. What’s more unfortunate is that many of us have ‘auto-download’ feature activated in WA Application.

‘Auto download’ means that every media that comes in your chat, automatically gets downloaded to your phone. And surely captures space without your permission. But there is a method to disable it.

Here’s how to stop auto-download on WhatsApp | On iPhone:

Step 1: Open WhatsApp

Step 2: Tap on Settings gear icon at bottom corner.

Step 3: Tap on ‘Storage and Data’ option.

Step 4: Disable all the options for Video, Photos, Audio and Documents, in the ‘Media Auto-Download’ tab.


Here’s how to stop auto-download on WhatsApp | On Android:

Step 1: Open WhatsApp

Step 2: Tap on the three-dot button on the top right corner.

Step 3: Tap on the ‘Settings’ option.

Step 4: Tap on ‘Storage and data’.

Step 5: Under ‘Media auto-download’ section, you can click on each one of options, Mobile data, Wifi and Roaming and choose ‘No Media’ for all.

And that’s it, no more accidental downloads of videos, images etc. files. You can additionally remove the existing media files that comes through WhatsApp, using the same section.

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WhatsApp has now become a basic necessity of every person’s life these days. We are managing all the business and chats with relatives on WhatsApp. But for a few days, a fake WhatsApp Amazon survey message is being forwarded by the innocent public. They don’t know that the message they are forwarding, is actually fake.

A link is being shared in several groups & personal chats in WhatsApp. It is very good-looking in appearance. But after your one click, you will be redirected to the website where your bank account can be empty.

Fake WhatsApp Amazon survey message is being shared

According to gadgetsnow, a special survey message is being conveyed to Indian WhatsApp users these days. This message is regarding Amazon 30th Celebration and congratulating users that they can win free gifts. The message is sent with a brand logo of Amazon, according to this fake message you can get the Huawei Mate 40 Pro 5G smartphone by just going through a survey of just a few minutes.

What is the risk

The risky side behind this attractive message is that this message is forwarded with a fake website’s link. The Domain of this link is very similar to real amazon’s website domain. And people who trust Amazon can easily be fooled by its appearance if they will not notice the link structure.

After your click, a survey page opens on your mobile. Then the survey will ask for some information to get a gift. But the questions being asked in this fake survey are related to your personal information. So, there is a risk, that your important data can be used for wrong purpose.

Your bank account can be empty

Experts say with the help of the information asked in this fake WhatsApp Amazon survey message, hackers can empty your bank balance. According to reports, no big company offers such expensive mobiles for just attending one survey. This message is completely fake.

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What main features Signal requires to woo WhatsApp users? The signal is now a new major competitor for Whatsapp many users are switching to Signal. The great reason behind this is, the signal is more focused on user privacy. But it lacks some of the features, that you can easily enjoy on WhatsApp, and we wish that these features will also available on the signal platform soon.

Main features Signal requires to woo WhatsApp users

Everyone knows that WhatsApp is a top messaging app globally. As it offers a very simple and add-free user interface with multiple features. But many users have decided it is a time to stop using WhatsApp in the enlightenment of the new privacy policy of WA and switch to Signal. While it is excellent to see most of the WhatsApp features free to use on Signal, but there are a few important ones that we are missing having on it. Here is a list of those WhatsApp features, we wish will be available on Signal.

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Live Location

Live Location is the feature of WhatsApp offers to its users. Whereas you get an option to send location on Signal, but users can’t share there live locations.

Media settings

You will not find any media settings for every chat on Signal, unlike WhatsApp. On signal, this is a default setting that all your photos or videos will not be downloaded in your mobile storage unless you manually download them.

Last seen

Most of the users love this feature, especially in India. But “Last Seen” is missing on Signal.

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Profile picture

The signal doesn’t facilitate us with any feature to control who all can view your profile picture. Those who are in your contact list or part of any groups you trust and accept can only see your profile picture on Signal.

Chat Wallpapers

There is no feature or option to change chat wallpaper on the signal. WhatsApp enables you to personalise chats by replacing wallpaper, which advances a chat look more attractive.

What you think about Signal and WhatsApp, feel free to share your views in the comment section.


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