From making your iOS notifications more private to hiding your “last seen” status, these tips will take you up a level on the popular messaging service. Read on for our simple “how-to” guide.If you’re one of WhatsApp‘s 700 million monthly users, we have some suggestions for which settings you should consider tweaking right now.
1. Don’t save ‘incoming media.’
WhatsApp’s annoying default is that all images and video you receive via the app are automatically saved to your device’s photo album or Camera Roll. Although we all enjoy getting and viewing pics and clips within WhatsApp, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to want that media taking up your phone’s precious memory.
You can turn this off by heading to WhatsApp’s “Settings” menu (the cog icon at the bottom-right of your screen), select “Chat Settings” and then toggle the “Save Incoming Media” option to off.