Enabling or Disabling the “Save to Gallery” Option for Media Files in Telegram



The post presents a guide on how to use the “Save to Gallery” feature in the Telegram app on mobile devices. This feature enables users to automatically save photos and videos received in the app to the device’s gallery. The tutorial also illustrates how turning this feature off can help manage storage space by avoiding…

This article explains how to turn “Save to Gallery” On or Off for photos and videos in the Telegram app on mobile devices.

Telegram is a cross-platform instant messaging app that focuses on speed and security. It allows users to send text and voice messages, make voice and video calls, and share photos and videos with end-to-end encryption to help ensure user privacy and security.

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When you use the mobile version, you can turn Power Saving Mode on or offuse less data for calls, turn automatic media download on or off, and more, which are unavailable on the desktop version.

The mobile version also allows you to turn “Save to Gallery” on or off for photos and videos.

Turning “Save to Gallery” on or off in Telegram can be useful for managing the storage space on your mobile device. When this feature is enabled, photos and videos you receive in Telegram are automatically saved to your device’s gallery, which can quickly take up storage space.

By disabling this feature, you can avoid cluttering your gallery with media files that are not important to you. However, if you want to save specific photos or videos to your gallery, you can still do so manually.

Turn Save to Gallery on or off for photos and videos in Telegram

As mentioned, users can turn “Save to Gallery” on or off for photos and videos in the Telegram app to automatically save to their device’s gallery.

Here’s how to do it.

First, open the Telegram app on your mobile device.

Telegram turn power saving mode on or off menu

When the app opens, click the Menu button at the top left, then select Settings on the context menu.

Telegram menu button

On the Settings page, select the “Data and Storage” tile to expand it.

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On the Settings -> Data and Storage settings page, under “Save to Gallery,” toggle the switch button to the On or Off position to enable or disable media automatically saving to the device’s gallery.

  • Private Chats – Turn On/Off
  • Groups – Turn On/Off
  • Channels – Turn On/Off
Turn save to gellery on or off in Telegram

Toggle the switch button to On for all three places for media you receive to save in the device’s gallery automatically. To disable it, turn it off for all places.

That should do it.


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