How to stop Whatsapp from saving images to camera roll

January 11, 2013
Whatsapp, one of the world's most popular IM apps has a feature that could start becoming annoying for some users. Whatsapp saves any picture that you receive automatically to your camera roll. On some devices the pictures are saved in their own album, which doesn't make any problem. However, on other devices such as the iPhone, the pictures are saved in the camera roll alongside other pictures.

This could be extremely frustrating if you receive a lot of pictures over whatsapp that you only want to view once, but it ends up flooding your camera roll. Whatsapp made it easy to disable this feature. The process is really simple and it should be similarly done on any device with Whatsapp. Read on for a step-by-step guide.


1.Open Whatsapp
2.Tap on "Settings" in the bottom bar
3.Tap on "Chat Settings"
4.Toggle "Save Incoming Media" so that it's off


Now the next time you receive an image from Whatsapp it will not be saved automatically. You can however save it manually if you please.

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23 comments:

  1. I've been looking for this for a while now! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. In my android , I have no such option, for not saving the images we recieve. Let me know if I can.

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    1. I checked the Internet for a solution because you're right the toggle is not available on Android, and I found a method that is just a bit more complicated. Check out the link below and tell me if it works for you http://techites.com/how-to/hide-whatsapp-photos-from-appearing-in-android-gallery/

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  3. Thank you!!It was very annoying!!

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  4. Thank you. This is good info.

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  5. I was wonder can you create a separate folder on iPhone that the images save to instead of camera roll? or direct whatsapp images to a foldeR?

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    1. You can create an album on your iPhone called Whatsapp and manually move the images there. But this can't be done automatically by Whatsapp simply because Whatsapp don't take advantage of this feature.

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  7. It's not just the images you receive. I have no problem with automatically saving the images i receive to my gallery.

    The real problem for me is that even the images i SEND through whatsapp, which I first select from my gallery, are added to my gallery again (as duplicates). THAT is annoying.

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    1. That's weird and certainly annoying. Doesn't happen to me on iPhone, which phone are you using?

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  8. That's weird and certainly annoying. Doesn't happen to me on iPhone, which phone are you using?

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  9. You can create an album on your iPhone called Whatsapp and manually move the images there. But this can't be done automatically by Whatsapp simply because Whatsapp don't take advantage of this feature.

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  10. I'm glad I helped

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  11. You're welcome! I'm glad I helped.

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  12. I checked the Internet for a solution because you're right the toggle is not available on Android, and I found a method that is just a bit more complicated. Check out the link below and tell me if it works for you http://techites.com/how-to/hide-whatsapp-photos-from-appearing-in-android-gallery/

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  13. I'm glad I helped :) stay tuned for more

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  14. how do i do it on a blackberry 9930?

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  15. no such option as chat setting

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  16. Sorry but I have no idea how it's done on a Blackberry I'll tell u when I know, I would suggest you check through your whatsapp settings it could be there.

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