How to Turn Automatic Downloads On or Off in WhatsApp on Windows 11

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The article guides users on how to manage automatic downloads in WhatsApp on Windows 11. This feature, which is set by default to download photos, audio, videos, and documents automatically, can be customized or turned off to control data usage and conserve storage. The guide details the process of accessing the ‘Storage’ settings in the…

This article explains how to turn “Automatic downloads” on or off in WhatsApp on Windows 11.

WhatsApp is a popular cross-platform messaging app that allows users to send text and voice messages, make voice and video calls, share files, and more.

One can configure many settings with the WhatsApp app in Windows, including starting the WhatsApp app at loginturning read receipts on or off, turning notifications on or off, and more.

Another setting one can configure in WhatsApp is to choose what content to download automatically from messages you receive. By default, Photos, Audio, Videos, and Documents are set to download automatically.

You can turn automatic downloads on or off in WhatsApp to manage your data usage, save storage space on your device, or ensure you only download content you need.

For example, suppose you have limited data or storage on your device. You may want to turn off automatic downloads to avoid overloading your device or using your data allowance. Or, you may want to limit downloads to certain types of content to avoid receiving unwanted files.

Whatever your reasons, managing automatic downloads in WhatsApp is a useful way to customize your experience with the app and make it work for you.

Turn automatic downloads on or off in WhatsApp.

As mentioned above, users can control whether to download content in messages they receive automatically. They can choose to download all content or only the content they need.

Here’s how to do it.

First, launch the app by clicking the Start menu and selecting it on the All Apps list.

Turn on Start WhatsApp at login on Windows 11

When the app opens, click the Settings (gear) button at the bottom left corner.

Turn on Start WhatsApp at login on Windows 11

On the Settings pane, click the Storage button on the left.

Turn on or off automatic downloads in WhatsApp

On the Storage settings page, under Automatic downloads, check the box next to the content you want to download automatically.

Uncheck all if you want to prevent downloading all media in messages received.

  • Photos
  • Audio
  • Videos
  • Documents
Turn on or off automatic downloads in WhatsApp

Make your selections and exit WhatsApp.

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to turn automatic downloads on or off in WhatsApp on Windows 11. If you find any errors above or have something to add, please use the comments form below.

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