Using WhatsApp is a good way to save money on calls and text messaging, but it can also be a nuisance when it comes space saving. If you are not careful, the app can consume most of your device space especially if you send or receive photos, videos and other files on the app. But there's one way you can prevent this without manually deleting the photos from your device. Interestingly, it's a one-time action that can only be reverted when you manually allow it.

WhatsApp, by default automatically saves photos, videos, GIFs and other files to your storage.

If you want to save your space, make sure you disable the automatic save from your phone by opening the sender's profile and turning off the "Save Media to Camera Roll" feature. Take note; you can still manually save the photos on your device by clicking on the image and clicking the "Save" option. This will allow you to choose which ones to save.

How to turn off automatic download on your device

In general, you can also head to Settings> Data >Storage Usage; once there, you can choose to turn off the automatic download. While this may apply to all of your apps such as messenger, WhatsApp, Facetime, etc. you can always save the most important ones through manual options. For a giant text and messaging app, it sure knows how to please its users.

In the latest report by the Express UK, the company highlighted its latest achievements including the number of users per day.

WhatsApp's user statistics

According to the report, WhatsApp has a record of 1 billion daily active users and a staggering 1.3 billion active monthly users. If that's not enough, the application currently has a record of 55 billion messages sent per day as well as 4.5 billion photos sent per day.

Additionally, the application also has 1 billion video messages per day and as massive as it may seem, the application is currently supported by 60 languages, meaning different races more use the app.

Recently, WhatsApp announced that users can now send PDF files with a maximum size of 100MB. According to the company, this is the average size a regular user sends each day, hence the formative solution of allowing more types of files aside from videos and GIFs only.

In a statement from the WhatsApp Blog, it said: "As we celebrate this milestone, we’re committed more than ever to bringing you more useful features to enjoy, while delivering the reliability, simplicity, and security you expect with WhatsApp. Thank you for your continued support."