How to Turn “Save on Capture” On or Off in the Messenger app

Turn save on capture on or off in Messenger

The article provides a step-by-step guide on how to activate or deactivate the “Save on Capture” feature in the Messenger app on mobile devices. When activated, any photos captured within the app are automatically saved to the device’s gallery, offering a convenient method for photo storage. However, it advises turning off the feature for users desiring more control over saved photos.

This article explains how to turn “Save on Capture” on or off in the Messenger app on mobile devices.

The Messenger Desktop app is a standalone messaging app developed by Facebook that allows users to send and receive messages, make audio and video calls, and share files and media with other users without going through a web browser.

When you use the Messenger app on Windows, you can turn auto-start on or offchange your online status, turn message preview on or off, mute or unmute all notificationschange skintone for emojis and hand gesturesturn to spell-check and auto-correction on or offturn open Messenger when used in a browser, on or off, and more.

On mobile devices, you can also turn Active status on or offturn on safe website browsingadd or remove people from hidden contactsturn unlock with biometrics on or offadd or remove people from restricted accounts, show or hide notifications on lock screenturn new friend notifications on or offturn notifications and sounds on or offchange who can see your storiesturn security alerts on or off, turn Chat heads on or off, and more.

When you use the mobile version, you can turn “Save on Capture” on to save new photos you take in the app to your Gallery.

When you turn on the “Save on Capture” feature in the Messenger app, any photos you take within the app will be automatically saved to your device’s Gallery. This can be a convenient way to save photos without manually downloading them. However, if you prefer more control over what photos are saved to your device, you may want to turn this feature off.

Turn “Save on Capture” on or off in Messenger

As mentioned above, users can turn “Save on Capture” on to automatically save photos taken in the app to their device’s Gallery.

Here’s how to do it.

First, open the Messenger app on your mobile device.

Messenger app on home screen

When the app opens, click Menu on the top left and select the Settings (gear) button on the profile menu.

Next, click the Photos & media tile to expand it.

Messenger Photos and media tile

Next, select the “Save on Capture” tile. Then, toggle the switch button to the On position to enable it.

You may get a prompt to allow Messenger access to your device’s gallery. You must allow Messenger to save photos to your device’s gallery for this to work.

To disable it, toggle the switch button to the Off position.

That should do it!


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