How do I configure Auto-download?

By default, WhatsApp will automatically download images over your cellular connection to provide you with quick access to your latest photos.

To configure automatic photo, video, or audio downloading, simply go to WhatsApp > tap the three dots at the bottom of the screen > settings > chat settings > media auto-download.

Here you can choose when WhatsApp will automatically download each type of media.

Images

You can choose never, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi and cellular, or Wi-Fi, cellular, roaming. The images will download automatically according to your selected connection.

Video

You can choose never, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi and cellular, or Wi-Fi, cellular, roaming. The video will download automatically according to your selected connection.

Audio

You can choose never, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi and cellular, or Wi-Fi, cellular, roaming. The audio will download automatically according to your selected connection.

Note: when you select the option Wi-Fi, cellular, roaming, it may result in significantly increased charges from your mobile provider as roaming data is often expensive.

Automatically downloaded images will show up in your phone's media folder.

Learn more about configuring Auto-download settings on: Android | iPhone | BlackBerry | Nokia S40 | Nokia S60 | BlackBerry 10.

Cheers,
WhatsApp Support Team