How to stop saving WhatsApp media to your phone's gallery

When you download a media file, it'll automatically be saved to your phone's Gallery. The Media visibility option is turned on by default.
Stop saving media from all your individual and group chats
  1. Tap
    more options
    > Settings > Chats.
  2. Turn off Media visibility.
Note: Changing this setting only affects new media that's downloaded once the feature has been turned on or off. It doesn’t apply to old media.
Stop saving media from a specific individual or group chat
You can also adjust your settings for saving incoming media from specific chats or groups.
  1. Open an individual chat or group.
  2. Tap
    more options
    > View contact or Group info.
    • Alternatively, tap the contact's name or group subject.
  3. Tap Media visibility > No > OK.
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