Most of the users stop WhatsApp from auto-saving images, to keep the Photos app clutter-free. But then, there are some photos you want to save to your camera roll. Some photos are worthy enough to be saved for eternity. What do you do then?
If WhatsApp has access to your Photos app (to your camera roll, basically), you can save specific photos manually. This, despite having auto-download switched off. Let’s jump on to it…
How to Save WhatsApp Photos to iPhone Manually
Before you start, make sure WhatsApp is “allowed” to access your Photos app. To do this:
Step #1. Open Settings → Scroll down and tap on Privacy.
Step #2. Tap on Photos → Tap on WhatsApp.
Step #3. Tap on Read and Write.
Now, let’s save photos:
Open WhatsApp and tap on the chat where the image was shared
Tap on the image → When the image opens in full-mode, tap on the share icon → Tap on Save.
That’s all. Your WhatsApp photo is now saved to your Camera Roll.
Note that when WhatsApp doesn’t have access to Photos, it won’t be able to save the photos to the camera roll. It will ask for permission to access Photos when you should tap on “Allow.”
That’s all, mate!
WhatsApp continues to be one of the leading messaging platforms across all mobile OSs even after its $19b-purchase by Facebook. Besides text conversations, WhatsApp is also a place where people share a ton of photos and videos. Not just personal sharing, WhatsApp is also gaining a lot of traction for business purposes. Especially the end-to-end encryption is what pushing more people to use it.
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