We have already talked in Downloadsource about the benefits and differences between WhatsApp and Telegram. Although there are many differences between the two messaging services, the truth is that there are also certain similarities such as the automatic download of photos received in chats directly in the gallery of your iPhone or Android.
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Downloading photos and images from Telegram automatically to the memory of your mobile device, whether it is iPhone or Android, can be a problem, especially if your mobile device has a reduced storage capacity. If we are very active on WhatsApp and we receive a large number of photos or images, the memory of our device can fill up quickly and have no memory for other actions or installing apps.
Another negative aspect of having the multimedia auto-download function activated in Telegram is data consumption, especially when we are not connected to a Wi-Fi network. If you have a limited data package, the automatic download of photos and videos from Telegram can make it use up quickly.
Fortunately, Telegram has numerous settings and configurations. One of these settings is the ability to disable the download of photos received in Telegram chats. In this way the images will not be saved in the memory of your phone when they are received in the Telegram chats.
That said, below we show you step by step how to deactivate the automatic download of images received in Telegram chats on your Android phone or iPhone:
How to disable auto-download of photos and videos in Telegram for iPhone or Android
1. Open the Telegram app.
2. Click on the tab: Setting.
3. Here you will have to go to: Data and Storage.
4. On this screen you will have to locate the section: Multimedia self-download.
5. Here you will have two options to configure: With mobile data and with Wi-Fi.
6. Select both options and proceed to disable the option switches: Multimedia Autodownload.
Important note: Both options can be downloaded separately, that is, allow or not the download of multimedia files whether connected to a local or mobile network. Or even disable both.
From now on when you receive an image or video, it will not be saved to the gallery or roll of your Android phone or iPhone. However, these will still be available in the Telegram app chat. You should also know that this setting will not affect photos or videos that have already been saved locally on your mobile device.
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